CBD in Sweden
Is CBD allowed in Sweden?
Short answer is YES but before diving in we need to take a look at EU law on CBD. EU states that CBD products that contain more than 0.2% of THC are considered illegal. Even if the product contains less than 0.2% THC which is legal by the EU law, the legitimacy of CBD is still a very gray area especially in Scandinavia
Swedish law on CBD
Sweden prohibits the sale of CBD oil containing THC therefore is considered as a narcotic. THC free CBD oils are allowed for sale but must be covered by the Medicines Act hence must be evaluated and approved. You are allowed to sell skincare products containing CBD
Now that we have cleared the legality of CBD in Sweden let's dive in more about it and it's benefits
CBD for anxiety and depression?
The must known benefits of CBD is the ability to relieve anxiety, depression, pain & inflammation. So far, studies appear promising.
A study in Japan of thirty-seven teenagers looked at the benefit of daily dosage of CBD to treat social anxiety disorder.
The thirty-seven teenagers were either given 300mg of CBD or placebo over the span of 4 weeks. Results of the study found that those who consumed CBD had remarkably reduced anxiety compared to the placebo group.
CBD for Pain Relief?
Every year there are more deaths involving opioid overdoses. The growing number of opiod-related deaths are leaving more people hesitant about opioids to treat pain, this leaves many looking for a healthier alternative.
CBD interacts with our body’s CB1 and CB2 which is believed to help relieve pain. Fundamentally, these receptors receive signals from different types of stimuli which leads to helping cells respond to pain & inflammation
A study from 2018 looked at the ability of CBD products to relieve chronic pain, from fibromyalgia to cancer related pain.
The Study concluded CBD to be an effective way at relieving pain. No side effects reported