The mysterious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has left the country in a state of shock. and dilemma. We all are curious to know the truth behind it. The Central Bureau of Investigation is investigating all aspects of the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Meanwhile, several theories have come up about this case and now it has taken a new turn as the NCB had summoned actors Deepika Padukone, Rakul Preet Singh, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan — for the alleged use of drugs.
Earlier this month, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty for allegedly supplying drugs to Sushant Singh Rajput. Soon after her arrest, many big names from the industry have been in the news for allegedly consuming illegal drugs.
Recently, Mumbai-based talent manager Jaya Saha was grilled by the NCB. During the investigation, she revealed that she ordered CBD oil online for Shraddha Kapoor.
WhatsApp chats between Saha and Kapoor were recently shown by the NCB. Jaya Saha also claimed that she arranged CBD oil for Sushant Singh Rajput, Rhea Chakraborty, and filmmaker Madhu Mantena Verma.
Hence, CBD oil has been in the news, and people dealing in or those who have purchased CBD oil, are a worried lot. Everybody wants to know weather CBD oil is legal in India or not?
As per the NDPS Act, 1985, possession or consumption of CBD is illegal. However, the government has made exceptions for the use of Cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. Hence, some of these products are also available online as they are covered under these exceptions. So, it is recommended that it should be consumed only after a doctor’s consultation.
Many people use CBD because they believe that it helps in relieving health problems such as anxiety, depression, heart attacks, joint pains, muscle spasms, and insomnia.
Meanwhile, Shraddha Kapoor has denied consuming drugs. She has said that she uses CBD only for a skincare routine to treat acne and wrinkles.
Dr. Mandeep Singh, a Senior Consultant, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon said, “These days, there are different skin drugs available on the internet that people are using. All these drugs promise to provide a glowing and flawless skin, but none of the medical association or any specialist recommends it. We do not advise it until proper data with medical certificates come out.”
What is CBD oil?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol oil that is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis (marijuana) plant. However, CBD is not psychoactive unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
THC stimulates cells in the brain to release dopamine, creating euphoria, according to NIDA. It also interferes with how information is processed in the hippocampus, which is part of the brain responsible for forming new memories. CBD is a component of marijuana (one of the hundreds) and by itself, it does not cause a “high.”
How does it work?
According to reports, Cannabidiol oil has effects on the brain. The exact cause of these effects is not clear. However, cannabidiol seems to prevent the breakdown of a chemical in the brain that affects pain, mood, and mental function.
The increasing levels of blood and prevention of the breakdown of these chemicals seem to reduce psychotic symptoms associated with conditions such as schizophrenia.
It might also block some of the psychoactive effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and reduce pain and anxiety.
What are the side effects?
According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
- Some of the side effects of cannabidiol may include dry mouth, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, and drowsiness.
- Some patients have also reported to have signs of liver injury after using CBD oil.
- The other side effects of CBD include nausea, fatigue, and irritability.
- A CBD is primarily marketed and sold as a supplement, not as medicine, so awareness is a must.
“There isn’t enough reliable information to suggest if cannabidiol is safe for skin. We don’t yet what are the side effects of its use. It is always advisable not to use anything without a proper medical observation,” said Dr. Mandeep.
Some facts and myths you need to know
- Myth: Some CBD manufacturers have come under government scrutiny for some inexcusable claims like CBD is a cure for cancer. Truth: It is just a rumor.
- Myth: CBD can manage anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. Truth: This claim has not been backed by any medical research.