Medical Use of Cannabis Oil

The government is changing the law on the medical use of Cannabis oil

Medical use of cannabis oil has been all over the news recently and for good reason. You will of seen the case of 12 year old Billy Caldwell and his mother Charlotte who has been campaigning for the government to change the laws in the UK. Currently the medical use of cannabis oil is illegal in this country. But this is about to change!

Billy Caldwell, 12,  became the poster boy for a change in law on the medical use of cannabis oil after his anti-epilepsy drugs were confiscated at Heathrow Airport on June 11 after an order by Home Office minister Nick Hurd.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the brain and nervous system, the person has a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain.

Medical use of cannabis oil

The brain is made up of millions of nerve cells that use electrical signals to control the body’s functions, senses and thoughts. If the signals are disrupted, the person may have an epileptic seizure (sometimes called a ‘fit’ or ‘attack’). According to Epilepsy Research UK, Research In US shows that cannabis compound may halve seizures for patients with severe epilepsy

Charlotte Caldwell, Billy’s mother has been campaigning to change the governments review into the medical use of cannabis oil in the UK. Billy was first treated in 2016 in the US after being prescribed the oil by a doctor in Northern Ireland. Then In 2017, Billy was prescribed the cannabis oil medication on the NHS but then in May this year his GP was told he could no longer prescribe because it is not licensed in the UK.

“Britain’s drug laws are in the dark ages. Billy Caldwell’s case proves it” says Simon Jenkins, Guardian columnist, author and BBC broadcaster.

After one week of media and political pressure the Home Office officials let Javid overrule their decsion . take his medicine away. Even then he was only allowed just three weeks’ supply, “not to be taken home”, and the rest of his medicine was impounded. Simon goes on to say “This is inhuman and absurd. The reason for Caldwell’s treatment has nothing to do with cannabis and everything to do with ministerial terror of seeming soft on drugs”

New government guidelines on the medical use of cannabis oil

This new legislation will pave the way for thousand of urgent licences to be set in place as international clinical data on cannabis based treatments is shared with the UK. The medical use of cannabis oil is to be reviewed, which could lead to more prescriptions of drugs made from the plant, the home secretary has said.

Lady Meacher, who chairs the all-party parliamentary group for drug policy reform, said the move was a “no brainer” which could benefit lots of people in the UK. Meacher called for cannabis-based drugs to be legalised 2 years ago

She said: “About one million people, probably, could benefit from medical cannabis – people with severe pain, obviously children with terrible epilepsy.”

“There are 200,000 people in this country with uncontrolled epileptic seizures; MS sufferers, people with Parkinson’s, people with cancer.”

“So there are just so many people who must be celebrating today, and I’m celebrating with them.”

The CBD oil industry

In one of the biggest shake-ups in the CBD industry, the government is to bring in new Cannabis laws and legislation within the next two years. A new initiative has been formed called the Cannabis Products Directory. HerbiGold will be joining the CPD, which will regulate all CBD sellers helping to ensure a safer future for the industry.
 
The initiative is sponsored by the FSA (Food Standards Agency) and the MHRA ( Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency)
Medical use of cannabis oil
 Why do we need this new legislation?
 
The medical use of cannabis oil has been headline news in recent weeks. With over 350,000 regular users of CBD in the UK, and it is a rapidly growing industry with worldwide sales set to reach £2 billion by the end of the decade.
An investigation into the CBD products sold on eBay found that not one contained the claimed amount of CBD and all had illegal levels of CBN, another cannabinoid known for its strong sedative effect.
 
Established in July 2018, HerbiGold plan to offer a range of high-strength, full-spectrum CBD products ranging from rich hemp oils, to CBD balms, as an aid for good health. Derived from a certified European hemp grower, HerbiGold products contain less than 0.2% THC and are completely legal to sell in the UK and Europe and they are also certified GMO, pesticide and solvent-free.
 
It is expected that with the sponsorship of two government agencies, the FSA and MHRA, the CPD will become UK law within the next two years and will relieve the Home Office of the burden of the cannabis regulation and licensing process, placing it in expert hands.
 
The CPD will establish an independent regulatory body covering all parts of the cannabis supply chain from seeds and genetics through to end products. Its first chief executive, Ms Fiona Pengilly, a highly experienced administrator, has already been appointed.
Growers, producers, manufacturers and sellers will all have to be registered as will each product. Approved laboratories will conduct testing, and all registrants will be subject to regular inspection.
 
Each product will have a Cannabis Product Information File (CPIF) and an assigned ‘Responsible Person’ who will ensure that the product remains compliant and updates the CPIF.
 
Consumers will know that products have been produced and tested in accordance with regulations and will be assured of quality and safety.

 

medical use of cannabisWhat does this mean for you?
Quality, transparency and customer safety has always been paramount at HerbiGold. Unfortunately, these are not the values of other suppliers resulting in illegal, untraceable products being sold that could be severely damaging to health.
 
The new CPD legislation will ensure fair, open and honest enforcement, backed up by legal powers where a company or individual fails in their duties to comply with legislation and to ensure those in our industry who do not wish to comply can be dealt with using the full weight of the law including removal of licensing, fines and where necessary prison sentences for those who simply will not act in accordance with the law.
 
HerbiGold will be registering all products with the CPD, ensuring that customers can have peace of mind knowing they have quality, legitimate CBD products.

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