In a report by Huffington Post on the progress made in Canada in terms of medical cannabis oil usage, the vital issue exposed is the need to ensure patients are not only educated on dosage but also on quality.
Quality control of CBD oils is critical to legalization
As suggested, a model for medical cannabis use should put patients first. It should allow physicians to offer an equally informed level of care using cannabis as with any other treatment.
The medical fraternity has largely been denied the opportunity to investigate the effects and efficacy of cannabis treatment by prohibition. In Canada a system called Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) has been set out to initiate a starting point to treat patients effectively.
The aim is to improve patient care by encouraging collaboration between licensed producers, Heath Canada, clinics and doctors. For products to be available is a great start, but not enough. Patients need guidance from nurses and health care practitioners to ensure they are informed on how to best use medical cannabis to get the best results.
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Standardization of medical cannabis is the only way forward
Most important is medical standardization of medical cannabis for it to become possible to use it as the medicine it truly is. It should be subject to the same regulations other medicines are subject to.
The current legal situation does not encourage dispensaries to disclose the source of plants used to extract the oil. This is crucial to standardization that will allow patients and physicians to understand the medicine and how to administer it most effectively. Medicinal cannabis has different effects on different people and depends greatly on how it was produced, extracted and applied. Education on medication, administration, personalized treatment plans and the need for regular follow-up care is essential.
What should one look out for
In order to produce a small amount of CBD, a huge amount of cannabis is required. Hemp is a bio-accumulator, which means it draws toxins from the soil it is grown in. This makes it an incredible crop to restore an ecosystem but not ideal for extracting medicinal oil. This is why transparency in production is so important.
When you consider a CBD product, make sure it is properly labeled. It must show the quantity and ratio of CBD and THC per dose. It must state a manufacturing date, and batch number to control quality.
Always select a product with quality ingredients and no corn syrup, transfats, GMOs, artificial additives, thinning agents or preservatives. CBD-rich products should be lab tested for consistency and verified as being free of mold, bacteria, pesticides, solvent residues, and other contaminants.
Avoid products extracted with toxic solvents like BHO, propane, hexane or other hydrocarbons. Opt for products that utilize safer extraction methods such as supercritical CO2 or food-grade ethanol.
Endoca is a safe choice
Endoca CBD oil is a very safe choice because it ticks all the above-mentioned boxes. It is of a consistent high standard, using only the best plant material grown in a toxin free environment. Only the cleanest scientific extraction methods are used to ensure a high-grade product to patients, which will benefit them in every way.