Benefits of CBD oil: The GQ Doctor investigates

Last year, the America’s Food And Drug Administration (FDA) legalised a cannabidiol (CBD) oil, trademarked as Epidiolex, for the treatment of two severe forms of rare childhood epilepsy. Now available online and in health shops across the UK, the health chatter around this cannabis-based product is getting louder and more authoritative. But with cannabis still caught in a public relations battle, is this once socially demonised plant revealing it higher purpose – and without the high? From the science, to the legalities, here’s a snapshot of what you need to know…

What is cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol is just one of over one hundred cannabinoids that are found – and extracted – from hemp plants. The CBD oil that’s making waves online and in the health industry is simply the cannabidiol extract mixed with an oil, such as coconut.

Does it give

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