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To choose the best CBD oils of 2022, the Forbes Health editorial team analyzed data on more than 40 CBD oil products that are:

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Footnotes

As of 2022, CBD that comes from hemp (a type of cannabis sativa plant) that produces no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight is considered legal at the federal level. State laws vary, so it’s best to confirm any rules and regulations that apply to your area with your local and state legislation.

A growing body of research suggests CBD oil can benefit people with:

We considered a standard serving size to be 1 milliliter of CBD oil but provided CBD contents per drop as well for people experimenting to find their ideal dose. We evaluated 30-milliliter bottles when possible to keep all data comparable.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We then ranked CBD oils based on price, potency, dietary friendliness and flavor options available. Dietary friendliness means we considered the quality of the carrier oil used and whether the product is vegan and gluten-free.

Standard drug tests don’t screen for CBD because it’s not an intoxicating substance, nor is it an illegal controlled substance. However, some CBD products contain trace amounts of THC, which can affect the results of a drug test.

Christian Read insists while medical medicinal cannabis can't cure him of the pain he experiences, it grants him some relief.

Expert clinical groups including physicians, psychiatrists, the Australian Medical Association and Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists opposed the down-scheduling, citing the lack safety data, lack of efficacy data, issues with product labelling and the potential for interactions with prescription medicines.

The situation is different overseas. In the United States, although not approved at a federal level, it is possible to buy over-the-counter products such as sweets containing CBD in several states. In the United Kingdom, low-dose CBD oil can be sold as a dietary supplement, but not a medicine.

What could low-dose CBD be good for?

So far, big pharmaceutical companies have not shown significant interest in low-dose CBD. They may not be sure low-dose drugs will be recommended by doctors, or be waiting for more research. They may not judge CBD to be a potential blockbuster compared with other therapies in their pipelines.

There are some local producers exporting cannabis and embarking on clinical trials. Federal health minister Greg Hunt has said Australia is "poised to become a recognised leader in the global supply of the highest-quality medicinal cannabis products".

What's the evidence for medical marijuana?

For industry, the TGA's decision to down-schedule but require ARTG approval could be seen as helpful to ensure quality and restrict supply. It has been estimated there is a potential for hundreds of millions of dollars of market in Australia and crop development is already underway. So, major investment into drug development by a CBD company could be financially rewarding, as long as the standards are met.

If we are using cannabis as a medicine, we should make the same demands we do of other medicines to protect patient safety. This requires good manufacturing practice, good laboratory standards of measurement, appropriate labelling, and sufficient clinical information for informed patient consent.

Cann has not yet revealed what illness it plans target first with its therapy.

Cann Group is currently building a cannabis production facility in the Victorian regional town of Mildura, which it hopes to be commissioned by the end of this year and will generate 12,500 kilograms of medicinal cannabis dry flower every year once it is finished.

In February, the country’s medicines regulator – the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – agreed to change the classification for certain products containing small amounts of cannabidiol (CBD), an active ingredient in the cannabis plant that does not get the user high but is used in therapeutic products.

“We know we are targeting a major unmet need in psychological distress,” he said.

Australia’s medicinal cannabis sector is worth more than $2 billion combined and the decision to allow some products to be sold at the pharmacy level will help companies capture more consumers. In the US, consumers are set to spend $US23 billion ($30 billion) a year on legal cannabis by 2025, according to projections from business insights firm Statista.

The TGA says there is scientific evidence to support the use of CBD capsules to treat chronic pain, anxiety and sleep issues, but any over-the-counter medicines will have to provide robust evidence that they work for one particular ailment.

Mr Crock said that there would be a significant lag between the Australian regulator’s decision to allow low-dose cannabis products and these products coming to market because companies have to provide strong evidence from clinical trials before they registered products for sale.