CBD Oil, and co.: experts warn of hemp products

Cautiously, Nico Schack instilled with a Pipette a little of the Oil in the coffee. The price of the Cup has doubled almost.

In the “Café Canna” in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, you can be hot drink for € 1.80 extra charge with an equally hyped as controversial ingredient from industrial hemp put. It’s about Cannabidiol, CBD.

Still probably one of the other active substances of Cannabis is likely to be well-known: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the noise effect of the drug responsible.

The psychiatrist Kurosch Yazdi, head of the addiction Department at the Kepler University hospital in Linz, Austria, describes how CBD is “a piece of far as the opposite of THC”: It has no addiction potential and does not affect the Driving ability.

Popular with celebrities

Why CBD without the noise effect is being asked for? One reason is the alleged effects against various ailments, and also for celebrities such as US Star Kim Kardashian and Influencer reports.

On some websites it is advertised with a CBD-enriched Oil like a miracle product: “Helps against Diabetes (type 2)”. Ten milliliters of such Oil can cost around 80 euros.

Experts are experiencing a Boom in Germany: Oils, capsules, gummy bears, chewing gum, and cosmetics – all sorts of Goods are advertised with the add-on. After observing the consumers Central the Internet is the main hub, but also more and more shops to shoot out of the ground, such as Wiebke Franz from the consumer explained Central Hesse.

“There is no reasonable regulation”, says Georg Wurth of the German hemp Association. One of the questions is whether CBD products without the approval of the European Commission as a novel food placed on the market.

Authorities and consumers also Central my: no, unaudited not for sale. Manufacturers rely on the long Tradition of hemp use. The different interpretations of the law deal with dishes.

Providers use loopholes

To protect against possible Trouble, some providers use loopholes On CBD-flowers of incense goods, “CBD” Oil is declared as an aromatic oil.

The wild growth goes even further: studies have shown that the specified CBD dosage always corresponds to the facts – time was less, sometimes more. Also, to high THC-levels were found according to consumer centers already.

What could make the CBD, indeed for the health, is still unclear. While there is evidence of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect, so the consumption of Central-expert Franz.

These are backed up by clinical studies. Also questions about dosage, safety, side – effects and interactions are unclear.

The example in the hemp shop available CBD products are almost dosed always so low that they had no effect, says expert Yazdi. The “supposedly effects” were “pure profiteering”.

That CBD-the consumer reports of relief of pain, is to explain Yazdi, according to “pretty sure the Placebo effect” to. “The people are longing to a miracle cure that has no side effects.”

CBD is not a gentle natural remedy

The drug expert Gerd Glaeske of the University of Bremen assumes buyer CBD-containing products knew often that the prescription of cannabis forms a medical Benefit offering. He sees the CBD as “a business with the Psyche and the hope of the people”.

In fact, as Pharmaceutical CBD for the treatment of two serious and rare epilepsy forms in children, is approved. It as “a gentle, natural product applied, some parents erroneously,” said the German society for Clinical neurophysiology and Functional imaging recently.

In studies, some children had “” side effects such as severe fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.

Text: Gisela Gross, dpa

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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