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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a substance present in Cannabis and is part of the family of cannabinoids. Recently, studies demonstrated various effects mainly due to these cannabinoids (of which THC and CBD are the most common ones), but also terpenes. They are contained in different proportions depending on the strains/varieties.

The cannabinoid for which the interest is increasing is cannabidiol (CBD). Indeed, until recently the interest in Cannabis mainly concerned THC or 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, and the majority of the existing varieties of Cannabis contained a lot of THC and little CBD. People did look for the 'stoned' effect or  'got high' with THC; there is more to Cannabis than THC. Learn more about CBD on Wikipedia.

scientific references

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Health and Prevention

press release from addiction suisse
27 avril 2017

CBD is on everyone's lips and raises many questions. What is CBD? In what form is it available and what is its effect? What do we know about the risks and what is the legal status? Addiction Switzerland gives answers in a new fact sheet.

Cannabis low in THC and other CBD-based products are being sold legally in a growing number of stores. This (apparent) contradiction between "cannabis" and "legal" leads to uncertainties. And the fact that these products are intended for very different uses is not so easy to accept. This is why Addiction Switzerland has published a fact sheet that gathers the available information on CBD-based products.

Cannabis that is low in THC (less than 1%) is not subject to the Narcotic Drugs Act. However, it cannot be offered as a medicine or as a liquid for the e-cigarette. CBD is thought to have a relaxing effect without causing drunkenness, but the long-term effects are still poorly understood. Although CBD, compared to THC-rich cannabis, is a product with lower health risks, caution should be exercised, especially when it is smoked, as combustion produces harmful substances. Road users should give up CBD because it is difficult to estimate when the legal limit of 1.5 micrograms of THC per litre of blood is reached.

Information:
Corine Kibora
Spokesperson
ckibora@addictionsuisse.ch
Tel.: 021 321 29 75

direct link: http://www.addictionsuisse.ch/actualites/communiques-de-presse/article/cannabidiol-cbd-le-cannabis-qui-ne-pete-pas/


press release from GREA
06.03.2017

A report from the RTS shows that the boom of this "light" hemp is disturbing the police. Solution: the regulation of cannabis, according to professionals.

The CBD boom, which contains less than 1% THC, is not regulated by the Narcotics Law. The police say they are annoyed, according to a report on RTS in Nouvo on 5 March. For addiction circles, this is an additional issue that comes up in the debate. They believe that a solution will only be found within the framework of cannabis regulation.

direct link: http://www.grea.ch/publications/lexplosion-du-cbd-est-un-nouvel-enjeu-societal

 

a list of CBD / Hemp / Cannabis / THC related articles

Synthetic vs. Whole Plant CBD

Published in the journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy (Feb. 2015), the article directly challenges one of the sacred cows of Big Pharma and the medical-industrial complex -- the notion that “crude” botanical preparations are inherently low grade and less effective than pure, single-molecule compounds. - https://www.projectcbd.org/article/synthetic-vs-whole-plant-cbd

CBD & THC ratio ?

Understanding the cannabinoids Synergies between CBD:THC. High therapeutic potential use: anti-psychotic, relaxing, used in epilepsy treatments - http://www.alpha-cat.org/resources/understand-and-interpret-the-cbd-thc-ratios/

What's CBD-rich cannabis good for? While a CBD-dominant cannabis remedy with little THC is not intoxicating, it’s not necessarily the most effective treatment option. That’s because CBD and THC can amplify each other’s therapeutic effects. - https://www.cbd.org/guidance-using-cbd

the Entourage Effect

The interaction of various compounds in marijuana is known as the ‘entourage effect. - http://www.leafscience.com/2014/09/11/medical-marijuana-entourage-effect/

the Rick Simpson Oil inspired extraction technic

This article describes how some of the Cannaliz products are made: https://cannaxtract.ch/portfolio/rso-inspired-cold-ethanol-extraction/

 

 

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