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The tests were conducted by Fera Science, a laboratory part-owned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Fera Science works for several Government departments.

Manufactured in Holland, Jacob Hooy oil is reportedly the best-selling cannabidiol, or CBD oil, product in Britain.

Manufacturers of CBD products are required by the FSA to prove they are safe.

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The CBD industry is overseen by a variety of different Government departments, but critics say this has caused confusion.

‘If we don’t see compliance soon we will take further action. If any evidence is found to suggest CBD is harmful, it will be removed from shelves immediately.’

Mr Fridman, a divorced father-of-four, plans to leave his fortune to charity and has denied reports of links to the Kremlin.

Last night, Holland & Barrett, which sells the oil for £19.99 but is offering a Buy One, Get One For Half Price deal on its website, said it was satisfied that it was ‘lawfully marketing these products’.

But they’re thought to be the result of abnormal brain activity temporarily affecting nerve signals, chemicals and blood vessels in the brain.

However, these are ineffective for many people, who are forced to deal with the painful episodes regularly.

WHAT CAUSES MIGRAINES?

Migraines are a common condition that tend to start in early adulthood, although the cause remains unclear

The NHS lists a range of physical, emotional, environmental and dietary triggers on its website.

One of the participants in the trial is Allison Knigge, who regularly experiences migraines but has found no treatments to be effective.

Meg, 54, who wrote The New Hot: Taking On The Menopause With Attitude And Style, isn’t alone in finding CBD oil helpful. Journalist and TV presenter Andrea McLean, 51, author of Confessions Of A Menopausal Woman, says that while a low dose of the beta-blocker propranolol alleviated her anxiety, CBD oil ‘has massively taken the edge off things with the flushes and … made me less anxious’.

James Dempsey, MD of online CBD oil shop Naturally Pure, acknowledges that he cannot make claims for a CBD product, but says: ‘Some of our clients use our oil, sprays and creams, which they claim help them with symptoms of both peri-menopause and the menopause.’

‘The exciting thing about CBD is that, anecdotally, it’s being seen to really help so many of those female-centric wellness issues.’

So what is it exactly? This CBD is derived from hemp, part of the cannabis family. Marijuana (the cannabis used as a recreational drug) remains illegal in the UK, as it contains significant levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the psychoactive component that gets you high. But hemp contains only tiny levels of THC and no quantity of it can intoxicate you.

Indeed, GP and menopause specialist Dr Louise Newson warns: ‘There isn’t any good evidence that CBD oil products work. That doesn’t mean they don’t work, but it does mean people have to be careful about what they’re taking and how they’re taking it. They’re not regulated like medicines are, so we don’t know what they contain and each product could be slightly different.’