The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is warning the public against buying imported Cannabidiol (CBD) oil being used as pain reliever and helps improve overall health and wellness.
To apply for the special permit, the patient needs to accomplish an application form from FDA, and submits letter from the prescribing doctor, medical abstract and the amount of the medical cannabis needed. All documents will be the subject of evaluation by the FDA.
What is CBD Oil?
There are four ways to consume CBD oil– inhalation, sublingual drops, ingestion and topical application.
Clinical studies suggest that CBD has broad therapeutic value. CBD is known to be effective for seizure disorder and chronic pain. The cannabis oil may also be used to help improve sleep, and reduce anxiety and stress.
MANILA, Philippines — The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) yesterday reminded the public that the marijuana derivative cannabidiol (CBD) is still prohibited in the country.
Cuy clarified there is no effort on the part of the government to import CBD oil for medicinal purposes.
DDB chairman Catalino Cuy said Regulation 8 Series of 2019 only allows the importation of medicines containing dangerous drugs that are registered in other countries.
He issued the statement in response to an article from The STAR stating that Greenergy Holdings Inc. has acquired a majority stake in Yakuru Group Pty. Ltd. which recently introduced its line of CBD or medical mairjuana products in Australia.
“That ingredient is still illegal,” Cuy said in a phone interview.
He said CBD oil is also being sold in online shopping platforms.
Cannabidiol is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of marijuana next to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive cannabinoid of marijuana that causes mind-altering and euphoric effects.
Citing information from the World Health Organization, Aquino also said CBD does not exhibit any effect indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.
Since February 2019, a total of 792 milliliters and 621 grams of CBD with THC contained in bottles, droppers, capsules, vape juice cartridges, and gummy candies, were intercepted in 14 mail and parcel interdiction operations in seaports and airports nationwide.
But unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. There was also no evidence of public health problems associated with its use, said the PDEA chief.