Cannabis IS a medicine: Health officials admit drug-extract has 'restoring' effects on the body
Cannabis-based ingredients have a medicinal effect, health officials have admitted.
Products containing cannabidiol - also known as CBD - are now classed as medicines by the UK regulatory body.
It was found to have a 'restoring, correcting or modifying' effect on physiological functions when administered to humans.
But the Class B drug itself has not been recognised as having any benefits and is still illegal to possess.
An MHRA spokesperson said: 'We have come to the opinion that products containing cannabidiol are a medicine.
'Products for therapeutic use must have a medicines’ licence... read more
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