CBD products facing ban

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CBD products facing ban

Post by Tessa K » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:13 am

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said products had to be registered by March 2021 or they would be pulled.Despite rising sales of CBD goods, not one product has been approved in the UK yet, raising safety concerns.The FSA has also issued new advice on CBD use, saying it should not be used alongside other medication ... Trials have found CBD products on sale that contain unlisted and potentially hazardous ingredients, or illegal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Many may contain little or none of the extract itself, contrary to their marketing claims and despite their high prices.
About bl..dy time. It's not often a product covers the whole range from 'does nothing at all' to 'dangerous'.

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Post by Fishnut » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:09 pm

I was in a local pharmacy this morning and they were selling CBD oil. It's a proper pharmacy linked to the doctors surgery - just a dispensing counter, a small selection of OTC medications and a small shelf of other medical stuff yet there was a big poster advertising CBD oil. I was pretty disappointed and if I was feeling better would have asked why they'd decided to sell it.

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Post by JQH » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:14 pm

Probably patients been asking for it. That's capitalism for you - GP surgeries are businesses these days. And pharmacists always have been.
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Re: CBD products facing ban

Post by Fishnut » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:25 pm

I'm sure you're right, it's just depressing

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Re: CBD products facing ban

Post by Tessa K » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:17 pm

JQH wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:14 pm
Probably patients been asking for it. That's capitalism for you - GP surgeries are businesses these days. And pharmacists always have been.
That's the reason Boots gave for selling homeopathic sugar pills a while ago. Give the people what they want, even if it's really bad for them either financially or medically.

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Re: CBD products facing ban

Post by dyqik » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:37 pm

Every other shop here sells CBD gummies etc. now, not just pharmacies. But then THC is also legal (provided you don't do anything with it to get the Feds involved).

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Post by Bird on a Fire » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:28 pm

CBD should be legal.

Bogus medical claims and dangerous, unregulated products shouldn't be.

Currently CBD is in a very silly halfway-legal position that we should sort out (by legalising and regulating recreational drugs, while continuing to regulate medicinal products).
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