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August 28, 2020 19:32
What is CBD oil that came up in the Sushant Singh Rajput's case investigation?

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s death investigation is taking new twists and turns and in the new drug-link probe came the topic of CBD.

As a part of investigations around possibilities of the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, some conversations around CBD oil have emerged on social media. But, what is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an extract of the plant cannabis also called marijuana. It is the second most prevalent active ingredient of the cannabis plant. Medical marijuana has made a lot of attention in the recent years and several studies are ongoing to understand its medicinal use.

It is derived from the hemp plant which is a cousin of the marijuana plant but does not cause a high.

However, in India experts from the Ayush ministry has battled for research on the medical marijuana.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD exhibits no harmful side effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.

For your benefit, we have put together all the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana use in the world. To be very clear, most research on marijuana remains at early and you need to check with doctors on the best course of treatment.

Sleep disorders

Some states in the US are using CBD to treat insomnia and sleep disorders. Studies have shown that cannabis improves the quality and also the duration of the sleep.

According to a study, a major cannabinoid found in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol effectively reduces the amount of time it takes to sleep during insomnia.

Anxiety and PTSD

According to a paper in clinical psychology review, medical marijuana can help with depression, anxiety, and even with the Post Traumatic Stress Disorders.

There is some research which shows that CBD can help those people suffering from opioid addiction.

However, smoking pot in any form can be harmful to those suffering from bipolar disorders and psychosis.

Chronic pain

There is now enough evidence that medical marijuana can help relieve symptoms of chronic pain including those patients suffering from fibromyalgia. Smoking marijuana has also helped improve food intake in HIV patients in studies.

Chronic pain in various body parts is the main reason why people seek the use of medical marijuana.

According to a report released by the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and Medicine, it is believed to be the most comprehensive look at all the available research, cannabis has an important role to play in dealing with chronic pain.

Studies show that both inhaled marijuana and cannabinoid compounds that come from the plant roots can relieve pain.


Scientists reported that THC and other cannabinoids like such as CBD can lower the growth and can even slow the death in certain types of cancer cells.

Two chemically pure drugs based on the marijuana compounds Dronabinol, and Nabinol have been approved for medical use in the US.

Multiple Sclerosis

The MS society in the UK has approved medical marijuana for use for treating patients with multiple sclerosis. The MS society is asking that cannabis be made legal for those patients whose pain cannot be treated by already available medication.


Studies indicate that CBD has anti inflammatory properties. Though various studies indicate that they are unclear about how CBD controls seizures they have given hope to thousands of parents of children suffering from epilepsy.

Some studies have also indicated that medical marijuana can help alleviating period pain.

By Gayatri Yellayi

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