Cannabis oil which is already sold in UK shops, but now it looks like hitting cafes in Britain too, as CBD croissants go on sale in the capital. At present the cost is £7 a pop, each of the baked treats is guaranteed to contain 5mg of CBD, having been lab tested to ensure that there’s enough in each baked good. But weirdly, the croissants will only be available on Fridays and Saturdays, set to be served up in few cafes in London welling to use.
However, while CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant, it won’t get you ‘high’ or stoned, with the new treat apparently being introduced in the cafe to combat social anxiety.
Commenting on the croissants, founder Sasha Sabapthay said “CBD croissants offer our customers a fun and delicious way to experiment with CBD and experience its benefits.” “We wanted to provide consumers with a non-alcoholic solution for overcoming social anxiety and raise awareness about hemp as a wellness supplement.” The croissants are supplied by a company named Organic Livity, who use lab tasted (including a guaranteed percentage of CBD), organic certified, GMO free and GMP quality certified, CBD oils to infused their food. If you don’t live in London or want to fork out £7 for a croissant and fancy making your own instead, the oil is now widely available across the high street at the likes of Boots and Holland and Barrett.
While Holland and Barrett will let you pick between 2.75% and 5% potency, for either £19.99 or £29.99,Boots offers percents up to 11%, which cost up to £69.99.
Use of Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy as Medication or to prevent seizures
CBD oil has taken the health world by storm recently, with more and more products hitting the shelves in pharmacies and high street stores. CBD oil has been claimed to help treat epilepsy, but is it really safe to be used as medication for the condition and can it actually help prevent seizures? CBD oil is an oil made from cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive, unlike tetrahydrocannabinol – or THC – which is another compound of the cannabis plant. THC is the psychoactive compound that is responsible for the ‘high’ people feel when taking cannabis. CBD, meanwhile, has no psychoactive properties and is thought to be responsible for the medicinal benefits associated with cannabis. One medical benefit CBD oil has been claimed to have is for the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition affecting the brain, which causes people to have what are known as ‘seizures’. Seizures are bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect how it works.They can cause a wide range of symptoms, including uncontrollable jerking and shaking, losing awareness and staring blankly into space, becoming stiff, experiencing strange sensations in the body, and collapsing. The most common current treatment for epilepsy is the use of medicines called anti-epileptic drugs. AEDs cannot cure epilepsy but can stop seizures from happening.
Other treatments include surgery to remove a small part of the brain that’s causing seizures, and a procedure to put a small electrical device inside the body that can help control seizures.