World Health Organization Report on CBD

In 2017, the World Health Organization, or WHO, conducted an extensive study on CBD and it’s effects on humans.

They found no public health risks or abuse potential for CBD, which is a big stamp of approval considering the source. Before we get into the report, let’s get a little background on this organization and why they are so relevant to public health.

This agency was formed in 1948 by the United Nations for the sole purpose of international public health and has played an instrumental role throughout the decades in helping the world live a healthier, safer life.

The WHO helped eradicate smallpox and has been heavily involved in finding cures for many dangerous diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and Ebola. This is an internationally recognized organization that is extremely well regarded by the world community.

We stress this because we love seeing this kind of rigorous scientific research conducted on CBD, our favorite subject here at Lanai Hemp.

The WHO report found no adverse health outcomes but rather several medical applications for CBD. The WHO concluded that naturally occurring CBD was safe and well tolerated in humans and animals, and is not associated with any negative public health effects.

Here is their summary:

“Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. It is a 21-carbon terpenophenolic compound which is formed following decarboxylation from a cannabidiolic acid precursor, although it can also be produced synthetically. CBD can be converted to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) under experimental conditions; however, this does not appear to occur to any significant effect in patients undergoing CBD treatment. In experimental models of abuse liability, CBD appears to have little effect on conditioned place preference or intracranial self-stimulation. In an animal drug discrimination model CBD failed to substitute for THC. In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy in several clinical trials, with one pure CBD product (Epidiolex®) currently in Phase III trials. There is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions. There is unsanctioned medical use of CBD based products with oils, supplements, gums, and high concentration extracts available online for the treatment of many ailments. CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications. Several countries have modified their national controls to accommodate CBD as a medicinal product. To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

Table of Potential Therapeutic Benefits

Also interesting in this report was the table of an overview of diseases for which CBD may have a therapeutic benefit:


Scientific research on the myriad benefits of CBD is still ongoing but this table points to the potential benefits of this amazing gift of nature.

As the therapeutic benefits are still being researched there is also the possibility that many more diseases or conditions could be positively benefited by CBD, which have yet to be discovered.

Time will tell, but what we know now is that from pain and inflammation to anxiety and sleeplessness, CBD benefits in a completely natural way without the reliance on pharmaceutical drugs.

Especially when you use the highest-quality CBD, as is found right here at Lanai Hemp. These types of reports only serve to reinforce the duty we have to provide you with the very best CBD we can, so you can realize the benefits safely and live your best life.


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