CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is extracted from the resin glands on cannabis buds and flowers.
It’s a type of cannabinoid which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants, and it’s usually mixed with a carrier oil, like MCT (a form of coconut oil).
While it comes from the cannabis plant, CBD does not create any form of intoxication. Another cannabinoid, THC, causes this, but this substance is illegal in the UK.
Since the beginning of the year, CBD oil has been available on high streets in Britain.
Some Britons have claimed the oil has cured or helped treat their health conditions, in particular cancer. But can it actually be used to help fight the disease?