“The change really came about with us offering an opinion that CBD is in fact a medicine, and that opinion was based on the fact that we noted that people were making some quite stark claims about serious diseases that could be treated with CBD,” Gerald Heddel, director of inspection and enforcement at the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said. Cannabis has two key ingredients, THC and CBD, and it’s about one of them here. Isolated, CBD has the calming people down effect- which is why some people are using it in small doses as medicine. CBDs are currently normally only prescribed to adults with multiple sclerosis but things will change. It was clearly explained that the permission to use CBD will be only for this and will not change the rules about cannabis and marijuana as a whole.