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Is THC Oil legal: Debunking myths around THC and CBD

by Uneeb Khan

Cannabis Sativa has been a part of the Indian Ayurvedic system of traditional medicine for centuries. However, with time CBD- one of the several compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant has gotten a bad rap and misguided perceptions have added a social stigma attached to its consumption. Due to the fallacious claims, many people have been left wondering whether the consumption of CBD oil is safe to consume or not.

CBD oil if taken under medical supervision can help in relieving various health problems such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, joint pain, and even some heart-related issues. Even with loads of benefits, one can experience CBD, many people have concerns about its legality, will one be jailed if they consume CBD? Are there any repercussions of consuming CBD oil? To clear your confusion, understand all CBD products extracted from hemp are legal to buy in our country. The one thing one needs to note is that if any of these products contain more than 0.3 percent THC will fall in the category of cannabis and thus, is illegal to consume under the NDPS act.

Tell me more about the legality of THC oil usage in India?

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 outlaws the recreational use of cannabis. That is, it doesn’t apply to the leaves and seeds of cannabis plants. CBD oil is extracted from the leaves of cannabis. So, just like the consumption of bhaang is not prohibited under any law in India, the use of CBD is also not prohibited. Under a license issued by the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, CBD oil manufacturers can legally make CBD-based products. It should be noted that no law in India prohibits full-spectrum cannabis leaf oil and the licensed sale of cannabinoids is permitted in India once it is approved by CDSCO under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and NDPS act. Cannabidiol or CBD when paired with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) both compounds found in hemp, is effective pain medicine and has helped in treating migraines, among other ailments.

The AYUSH Ministry permits the use of the Vijaya or Cannabis extract. Hence, using THC Oil in India for Medicinal Purposes is 100% Legal provided one has a prescription from a Registered Medical Practitioner. Any oil extracted from Cannabis Sativa Linn in India having THC of more than 0.3% should be a registered product with the Ministry Of Ayush and one can be assured of the fact that Hempstrol’s Whole Plant Vijaya Extract is a proprietary Ayurvedic Medicine and is approved by the Ayush Ministry to sell Full Spectrum Cannabis Oil in India that contains quantities of CBD and THC.

How do CBD and THC affect the body?

THC is the main psychoactive compound in Marijuana. It is the presence of THC that makes people feel “high”. In the human body, there are two types of cannabinoid receptors and THC binds with receptors that are mostly present in the brain that controls pain, mood, and other feelings. This is the reason why one feels euphoric and “high” after consuming Marijuana. Whereas on the other hand, CBD doesn’t cause that high. CBD works with other receptors in the body which are linked to your well-being.

How Hempstrol is different from other brands?

The major issue with many products being sold online is that they don’t mention the exact content description of THC and thus, there is no other way of finding out whether the particular product carries higher than 0.3 percent of THC or lower.

Another important aspect to check before you buy CBD Oil is whether the product has gone through stringent testing at a third-party lab or not. Third-party lab tests are necessary as it tests the ingredients, potency, quality of CBD oil, and safety of the product. We test our CBD products in-house and with a third-party lab, ProVerde in Milford, Massachusetts, and Botanacor Laboratories in Denver to provide our customers with proof that our CBD Oil is free from pesticides, herbicides, fungi, heavy metals, and mycotoxins.

We also provide our customers with the Certificate Of Analysis is available for all our customers ensuring gain reliability and trust with the product we offer. 

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