Shops in the UK have now started selling cannabis oil.
Users of the product, known as cannabidiol (CBD), have almost doubled according to new statistics from the Cannabis Trades Association UK.
It’s been reported that CBD can help treat a number of health issues, including pain, symptoms of cancer and stress and anxiety.
But what is it and what is it actually used for. Here’s everything you need to know.
What is cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil is a thick and sticky substance extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, the Coventry Telegraph reports.
It is also refereed to as CBD (due to the strain it is made from), full extract cannabis oil (FECO) and hash oil.
According to macmillan.org.uk , a cannabis plant produces a resin (sticky flammable organic, insoluble in water) that contains various substances, these are known as ‘cannabinoids’.
The two main types of cannabinoids are:
- Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) –