CBD, a non-psychoactive component derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, is not yet legal worldwide. In Latin America CBD is legal in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Puerto Rico.
In the case of Colombia cannabis was legalized and regulated between 2015 and 2017 for its production and use for medicinal and scientific purposes. Even if it contains a high percentage of THC, it can be used as long as the patient has a medical prescription.
Invima (Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicinas y Alimentos) is the competent authority to issue manufacturing licenses for legal CBD products in Colombia.
Few cannabis companies in Colombia have an Invima registration, this allows to know if they are quality products that have the requirements to be reliable, so before consuming cannabis products it is important that you make sure of their certification, since the manufacture of cannabis products must be done in a certified laboratory.
Where is CBD legal?
On the European market, in those countries where the scientific and medicinal use of CBD is permitted, the legislation may vary in terms of the amount of THC, the psychoactive substance in cannabis, that a product contains.
The maximum permitted THC content in CBD products goes from 0.3% to 1%. However, there are two countries where medical use of cannabis is not legal: Belgium and Slovakia.
In the United States, each state has its own legislation. In some cases both medicinal and recreational use is allowed, in other cases only CBD is legal, while there are states where all cannabis consumption is illegal and cannot be purchased or used.
It is important to be clear that the fact that the use of CBD is legal in a country does not mean that the use of weed for recreational purposes is also allowed.
Contraindications of CBD
The patient who decides to make legal use of cannabidiol for therapeutic purposes must have the proper medical guidance to be forewarned about the contraindications of CBD.
Contraindications and side effects derive from drug interaction. This interaction can prolong or reduce the activity of CBD and, therefore, the desired effects.
Some of the side effects of CBD are diarrhea, dry mouth, somnolence, decreased appetite, and fatigue.
The doctor is the right professional to talk to you about the contraindications of CBD, side effects, benefits and way of use according to the health problem you want to improve or solve.
Be clear with the specialist about the medications you are taking, particularly anticoagulants, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and your history of illness, drug or alcohol abuse.
Make an appointment with one of our doctors to clarify your doubts and use CBD safe and effective.