Why don't CBD companies make medical claims about their products? What is CBD?

CBD is something that is taking the supplementation industry by storm. It is often hailed as a miracle product, yet no medical claims can be made about it. A product which is a purported cure all, and yet CBD companies do not (and indeed cannot and should not for legal reasons) answer as to whether CBD would alleviate your condition. If you have ever wondered why this is, or what exactly CBD is, then this blog is for you.


The basics – To bring you up to speed, here are some quick facts about CBD:

  • CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a compound found in Hemp or the Cannabis Sativa plant.
  • CBD is not psychoactive; it will not get you high. THC is responsible for the high feeling that cannabis users report.
  • CBD is one of many compounds found in the Cannabis plant, which work together synergistically to enhance the individual effects of the other individual compounds.
  • CBD is legal, provided that the product complies with national law regarding controlled substances (in relation to THC content).


Why don’t CBD companies make medical claims about their products?


CBD companies are not allowed to make medicinal claims about their products because at present CBD is classified as a food supplement. This applies to any non-medical food supplement: to imply that there is a psychological/physiological impact means that it becomes a medicinal product and requires a medical license to sell.

As such, CBD companies cannot state whether CBD will alleviate a given condition or ailment, as this would require a license. CBD companies can state what CBD is, recommend you do the relevant research, and allow you to make your own informed decision. 

CBD – The pros:

  • CBD can help maintain a healthy lifestyle;
  • Legal

CBD – The Cons:

  • CBD quality is incredibly important; 
  • You will need to do your own research

So there you have it - a fast track introduction into CBD, and the pros and cons for you to consider before deciding whether CBD supplementation is for you.


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