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Cannabidiol (CBD) - what we know and what we don't

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been recently covered in the media, and you may have even seen it as an add-in booster to your post-workout smoothie or morning coffee. What exactly is CBD? Why is it suddenly so popular?

How is cannabidiol different from marijuana?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a "high." According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."

The evidence for cannabidiol health benefits

CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.

CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep. CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.

Is CBD safe?

Side effects of CBD include nausea, fatigue and irritability. CBD can increase the level in your blood of the blood thinner coumadin, and it can raise levels of certain other medications in your blood by the exact same mechanism that grapefruit juice does. A significant safety concern with CBD is that it is primarily marketed and sold as a supplement, not a medication. Currently, the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements. So, you cannot know for sure that the product you buy has active ingredients at the dose listed on the label. In addition, the product may contain other (unknown) elements. We also don’t know the most effective therapeutic dose of CBD for any particular medical condition.

The Law Today: Cannabis

In December 2018, the Thailand Narcotics Act was amended to allow the use of cannabis for medical and research purposes  And as of 29 January 2021 is no longer criminal to consume any part of a cannabis plant, save for those parts which have THC levels exceeding  0.2%.

On 30 November 2020 the Thai FDA announced regulations removing the leaves, branches, stems, trunks, bark, fiber and roots of cannabis and hemp plants from Thailand’s narcotics list, opening the door for infused cosmetics and food products. Enter MJHIPPIE!! We will use highest quality CBD oil to a range of delicious artisan made products so that consumers can enjoy the benefits of CBD. Consuming MJHIPPIE CBD edibles will be a “candy experience”. There will be no barrier such as concerns about smoking. These items will also be accessible without fearing prosecution or offending community standards.

Over time and as the Thai laws allow, other products to be consumed as vapes or smoking will be added.

The new regulations, drafted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) effectively legalize the use of hemp seeds, seed extract and cannabidiol (CBD). Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) would be limited to a maximum 0.2 per cent content.Cannabis flower(buds) will remain prohibited. (The flower or bud is high in THC content).

The new regulations encourage the production of cannabis and hemp-based health products and textiles and garments. MJHIPPIE will add selected items in this category over time to support the development of this industry.
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