Kenneth Oliver, owner and operator of the Herbal Centre in St. John’s, says he can’t keep CBD oil on the shelves. He runs an independent cannabis store but says the CBD oil, which has no or very limited quantities of THC in it and causes no “high,” is his best-selling product.
He is definitely frustrated with the shortage. People are coming into the store looking for CBD oil to treat several ailments. They are resorting to this oil as an alternative treatment for arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and for the effects of chemotherapy. However, he has to turn customers away because of limited stocks. Oliver says he never sells CBD oil as a medical cure, which would be illegal, but people still come in droves looking for it.
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Dr. Alla Norman, a doctor at the Canabo Medical Clinic, says that CBD may just have a placebo effect. However, she also stated that CBD could have some real medicinal purposes but is severely under-researched. She also claims that only about one in ten of her patients sees the supposed miraculous results. But despite all of these, she still leans towards CBD having some real benefits. For example, a CBD study in 2010 showed reduced blood flow to the “anxiety areas” in the brain in both human and animal tests.
Dr. Norman says she no longer has an issue obtaining CBD after the initial surge of buyers during the legalization. But still, she suggests seeing a doctor to obtain CBD, especially for the treatment of serious problems like IBS or cancer.
CBD is the new hotness in cannabis, especially for non-smokers, but finding it can be challenging. #HealthStatus
- 1 Kenneth Oliver has expressed stress over not being able to give the people the medicine they need.
- 2 People leave unhappy because they cannot get the cannabis oil they need.
- 3 The CBD oils are taken for a variety of different ailments people deal with.
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