One recurring issue that has appeared on social media, on various blogs, and even in newspapers, is the misconception that cannabidiol, or CBD, oil is the same thing as what has become known as full spectrum cannabis oil, or FSO. One is neither a substitute for, nor interchangeable with, the other. Understanding these differences is vital.
Cannabis oil is in the headlines again, especially in the UK. Having lagged behind most of Europe and the US in terms of taking full advantage of the medical potential of cannabis, the UK is now in the throes of considering cannabis rescheduling.
The population is attempting to come to terms with everything from CBD products suddenly appearing in health food shops to full spectrum cannabis oil now being permitted for two children with epilepsy.
All this is taking place against a backdrop of the news that the UK is the world’s largest exporter of medicinal cannabis, shipping out over 2 tonnes in 2016 alone. This figure is dwarfed by the amount produced in the UK in the same year, a…