CBD oil affects the endocannabinoid receptors
The endocannabinoid system is a body-specific system consisting of cannabis-like substances. Endo in Latin stands for the body’s own and cannabinoid are substances that occur naturally in cannabis. The body also makes cannabinoid itself. The endocannabinoid system is involved in many physical effects in our body.
This system seems to affect nerves, stress, internal anxiety and restless emotions. Furthermore, the system is believed to have an impact on metabolism, blood sugar, blood pressure, oxygen transport, and intestinal function. This system is activated by cannabis, either the body’s own or, for example, by supplementing CBD oil. CBD, cannabidiol – which is just one of the body’s cannabinoids – has the unique ability to stimulate the production of these receptors and thus is believed to have a positive effect on our health.
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Is it legal to buy and use CBD oil?
Is CBD a Dietary Supplement, Drug or Drug? This is not easy, but we will do our best to explain the situation.
Different CBD products are covered by several different legislation.
- The European Commission has chosen to classify some CBD oils as ‘new foods’ (Novel Food).
- Different countries has different laws regarding CBD oils, Sweden for example has ruled CBD oils containing any amount of THC to be illegal. This may vary since many countries in Europe still consider hemp containing less than 0.2% THC to be legal even in concentrated forms such as CBD oils.
- The Swedish Medicines Agency, on the other hand, considers that CBD products used to relieve or cure diseases must be regarded as medicinal products, and hence these must comply with their rules in order to be sold.
To find out if CBD oils are legal in you country read this article
CBD oils without THC – are they legal?
In Sweden these oils are classified as a prescription drug and are not allowed to be sold by swedish companies. Therefore many swedish people buy these from other european countries where they are not considered to be a prescription drug as this tends to be the case for many other european countries.
On this site we always promote THC free products since THC may be illegal, and CBD is the main fokus of CBD oils.