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Epilepsy research charity warns against unlicensed CBD products

A British health charity has warned people with epilepsy against using CBD products that do not have a pharmaceutical licence.

Epilepsy Research UK, a national organisation which funds research, says that “whilst there is evidence that medical-grade preparations of an active ingredient of cannabis, cannabidiol, can be beneficial in some types of epilepsy, cannabis oil itself cannot be considered a safe or effective treatment. This is due to the variety of compounds found in over-the-counter cannabis oils, some of which may have harmful effects.”

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