According to a new report the number of people in the United Kingdom who use cannabidiol (CBD) oil has doubled since last year.
According to the report from the Cannabis Trades Association U.K. (CTAUK), 250,000 people currently use CBD oil to help treat a variety of medical conditions. These numbers are up from 125,000 last year, an 100% increase. According to CTAUK, there are approximately 1,000 new people each month who use CBD oil.
The increase comes after the U.K. government officially recognized CBD as medicine, stating that it has “restoring, correcting, or modifying” properties. The statement opened the door for companies to obtain licenses to distribute CBD oil.
According to CTAUK, 65% of those in the UK who use CBD oil are women, with some of the primary conditions its used to treat being epilepsy, anxiety and pain.