CBD Oil has medicinal properties and is used for its pain-relieving effects, reducing anxiety and depression. As per Harvard research, CBD is a component of Marijuana and it does not cause high. CBD oil is a 40% extract of the Cannabis plant. In fact, CBD oil is legal in India and other countries too. According to reports, India is one of the biggest consumers of CBD oil.
“A 2019 study on substance abuse by the Ministry of Social Justice estimated that 2.8 percent of Indians consume cannabis. That comes to around 3 crore Indians. Delhi and Mumbai are among the highest cannabis consuming cities in the world,” reported the Print. Further, cannabis in India was legal until the year 1985 and was banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. However, a few contents extracted from cannabis are still legal and come with certain guidelines of usage. Also Read – Brucellosis Outbreak in China Affects Over 3000 People: Know All About This Highly Contagious Disease
Answering the same query, advocate Ayaz Khan told the daily, “I got a lot of queries from various clients, friends because of the media frenzy. My team found that this oil may not be covered as an offence under the NDPS Act.”
CBD Oil is available online and people who have bought it are freaking out thinking if they have done something illegal. Read on to know if one is allowed to buy cannabidiol in our country or not.
Will you be jailed for buying CBD oil?
If you are watching television or reading news, you must have come across the word Cannabidiol, better known as CBD oil. For the averse, in a Whatsapp chat between actor Rhea Chakraborty (prime accused in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case) and Jaya Saha (SSR’s former manager), there was a mention of CBD oil, that later became a talking point. Also Read – Brucellosis Outbreak: Read Why India Needs to Take Precautions Right Away
What is CBD Oil?
The mention of CBD oil in the WhatsApp chats retrieved by the NCB has sent the common men in a tizzy. The CBD oil is easily available online and many people can buy it without presenting any prescription by the doctor. With more people from the film industry coming under NCB’s radar, here are a few things that a common man needs to know about buying or procuring CBD oil or whether you can be landed in legal trouble because of it. Also Read – Nearly 6 Crore People in India Are Addicted to Alcohol, Cannabis: Report
Myth: CBD gets you “high”
Myth: CBD is not safe
CBD and THC are two different compounds of the Cannabis sativa plant. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol causes the psychoactive feeling of being high, a state of euphoria. The consumption of CBD alone cannot cause this particular high or provide the euphoria that THC does. Most people assume that CBD gets you inebriated or intoxicated because it is extracted from the same plant that THC is. This is not true.
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act), which prohibits the use of recreational cannabis, does not apply to the leaves and seeds of the cannabis plants. This means cannabinoids (including but not restricted to CBD) extracted from the leaves of cannabis plants are completely legal and can be consumed under medical supervision.
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In conclusion, we need to educate ourselves a lot more about CBD before forming any prejudiced ideals because most ‘facts’ that we read are myths as proven by the above findings.