Last month the World Health Organization put out a report on CBD that found there was essentially no risk and huge benefits to naturally occurring CBD. This was hilighted in Forbes magazine, and is worth a read.
So the entire world recognizes that
- CBD has essentially no abuse potential , so no public health problem
- CBD is useful in treating epilepsy
- CBD is safe to give, with very few side effects
- CBD has potential for helping people with a huge range of problems
So our US DEA should downschedule CBD from Schedule I (equal to heroin).
Our own practice results are totally in line with WHO findings: the vast majority of our patients benefit from adding CBD to their medical cannabis treatment. We are happy that WHO has recognized what we have been doing for a couple of years: helping people get better with CBD.