You’ve heard about it but what is cannabis oil and can it cure cancer?

Today we told the remarkable story of a woman from Derby who said her tumour shrunk from taking cannabis oil – but is it illegal and can it cure cancer?

Cannabis oil is a thick substance which is made up of cannabinoids taken from the cannabis plant, specifically CBD and THC.

According to, cannabis oil is the most potent of three main cannabis products, which are the actual cannabis flower (marijuana), resin (hashish), and oil (cannabis oil).

It has become a way to treat multiple types of cancer as well as diabetes and improve overall health.

But is it legal?

Well, it is still illegal to possess, supply or use cannabis oil but it is not illegal to possess CBD, or cannabidiol, which is one of the compounds found in marijuana.

CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive

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