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The Medical Cannabis Weekly Review: FDA Warning for Pregnant Women, CBD Misconceptions in UK, Using CBD Post-Chemo, and more

Written by Alexandra Hicks

In case you missed this week’s newsletter, here’s a quick recap of the top medical stories from the last 7 days. 

First, we’re taking a look at a statement from the FDA, detailing what they believe to be “significant risks” associated with CBD use while pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, in case you were wondering how ill-informed your average Brit is on the subject of cannabidiol; consider the fact 8 our 10 people surveyed in the U.K. believe cannabis and CBD are the same thing. And did you know CBD can be extremely beneficial for chemotherapy patients? All that and more in this week’s Medical Cannabis Weekly Review & Newsletter. 


FEATURED STORY: The FDA Warns Against CBD Use While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

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In an October 16th statement, the FDA outlined the dangers of using cannabis products while pregnant or nursing – and that included CBD products. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made it clear that they do not condone the use of Cannbidiol (CBD) by pregnant or nursing women.

Although many women prefer these natural products over prescription and OTC Medications, the FDA believes they carry “significant risk”. Take a look at the full report. 

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‘CBD Is The Same As Cannabis’ Say 8 Out Of 10 Brits

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Over 85% of 2,000 British people questioned in a survey believe that CBD is the same as cannabis. The research, initiated by Manchester-based CBD company Dr. Ed, also finds that around the same percentage describe CBD as ‘dodgy’. Whilst, yet again, over eight in 10 people believe that you cannot buy CBD online or from High Street stores.

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Incorporating CBD Into Your Post-Chemo Health Regimen


For some people with cancer, chemotherapy is the only option and it can be life-saving. However, the treatment comes at a price, and one of the things that’s affected most is the immune system. Can CBD help patients recuperate and find some relief from the many symptoms that come along with a diminished immune system? 

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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

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Packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, hemp seeds offer a whole host of benefits when incorporated into our daily diets. Hemp seeds are the seeds that come from the cannabis sativa plant. Yes, traditional cannabis comes from the same source, however just like CBD oil, hemp seeds/oil have no psychoactive effects. This is because in the seeds and seed oil there is only a trace amount of THC.

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Alexandra Hicks

Managing editor at Cannadelics and U.S based journalist, helping spread the word about the many benefits of using cannabis and psychedelics.