Can CBD oil be used to treat Parkinson’s disease?
We speak to leading expert in cannabis medicine Dr Dani Gordon about the benefits and potential risks factors associated with using cannabidiol for Parkinson’s treatment.
Cannabidiol – more commonly known as CBD oil – has taken the world by storm thanks to a number of proven health benefits. As well as being used to treat pain, anxiety, sleep problems and MS, anecdotal evidence points towards CBD being effective at easing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
But can CBD oil really be used as a medical treatment, and does it carry any risk? We speak to leading expert in cannabis medicine Dr Dani Gordon about the efficacy of using CBD-oil to treat degenerative disorders:
What is CBD oil?
CBD is a cannabinoid – a naturally occurring chemical compound – which can be extracted from the cannabis plant. It is then mixed with a carrier oil (such as hemp), to create CBD oil.
CBD is not psychoactive, like the better known TCH, which means that it won’t make you ‘high’. CBD is legal across the UK, as long as it has been derived from an industrial hemp strain that’s EU-approved.