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Marijuana Legal In The UK? New Classification Of Cannabis Ingredient Announced

People in the U.K. will soon be able to use cannabis-based products containing the plant's medical component cannabidiol, or CBD, according to reports. The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) classified CBD as a medicine in the U.K. on Tuesday. Department officials, who based the decision on claims that the ingredient has been beneficial in treating serious diseases, were hoping that legalizing CBD for medical use will lead to more research on the effects of the drug.

Unlike marijuana's psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD releases all of the medicinal benefits of the plant without giving off the high-effect that's usually associated with cannabis use.

Recently, the US Drug Enforcement Administration recently announced an opposite stance to the health benefits of CBD, scheduling the cannabis constituent as Schedule I. This is the same scheduling as THC, and is a higher scheduling than cocaine the scheduling indicates no medical benefits for that specific drug.

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