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CBD Use oil use in the UK doubles in a YEAR!

CBD Use oil use in the UK doubles in a YEAR!

CBD Use oil use in the UK doubles in a YEAR!

250,000 people now rely on CBD to cure them of back pain, anxiety and epilepsy

The number of CBD users across the UK has doubled in the space of one year, startling new figures reveal.

Regulatory body data shows there are now 250,000 users across the home nations - up from the 125,000 recorded this time last year.

Cannabis Trades Association UK also states there are now around 1,000 new users each month. Mike Harlington, chairman of the CTA UK, revealed around 65 per cent of these are women seeking relief for their back pain, anxiety and epilepsy. The figures come after two middle-aged women recently revealed how cannabis oil helped to eradicate one of her crippling back pain, and the other her cancer.

In September, a 48-year-old cancer patient who credited CBD oil for saving her life after chemotherapy failed and she was given six months to live. Lynn Cameron, from South Lanarkshire, Scotland, turned to alternative medicines and diets in an attempt to stay alive – before coming across the oil.

A 55-year-old sciatica suffer desperate for relief claimed drops of CBD oil ended her 13 years of crippling back pain just last month. Brenda Davidson, from Kirkwall, Orkney, was frequently reduced to tears by her condition, as strong painkillers proved ineffective.


CBD, which has no side effects, influences the release and uptake of ‘feel good’ chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin. The compound has been credited with helping to relieve pain and stiffness, as well as aiding conditions such as anxiety. CBD comes in many forms, the most popular being an oil - which users spray under their tongue or vape as well as gel tablets which melt slowly in the mouth.

Neither form contain THC - which causes the 'high' in cannabis.

Government advisors made it legal to buy CBD oil last October after they admitted that it has a ‘restoring, correcting or modifying’ effect on humans.

In England and Wales, it has been legal to buy in the UK since last year, after the Government approved its use as a medicine under licence , in Scotland it has yet to be approved for use in the NHS

Cannabis plants contain 140 different compounds, which are naturally occurring in the human body - and referred to as endocannabinoids. Mr Harlington is now calling for better understanding about CBD, claiming the lack of education about the substance is creating an unnecessary ‘stigma’.

Mr Harlington also stated:

'Products like CBD, because of where it comes from, are stigmatised despite the fact that every mammal has an endocannabinoid system and is therefore designed to use cannabinoids naturally.'

'Cannabinoid deficiencies are starting to become understood by the medical world, and it is slowly becoming obvious that cannabinoids like CBD are actually essential for general health and wellbeing.'

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