by Dr Siobhan Menzies, BVM&S MRCVS GP Cannabidiol or CBD is extremely popular at the moment but what is it, what does it do and what is the UK legislation? Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid or a cannabinoid of plant origin. Cannabis Sativa or the Marijauana plant contains up to 80 phytocannabinoids including CBD and THC. THC which is illegal in the UK is the component of Marijuana that gives the high. It is psychotropic and may be associated with a number of unpleasant effects such as depression or suicidal thoughts. To understand what CBD does we need to understand the...

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