If you only read one article on the subject this is it. 

Quite an ironic piece considering the Australian government put most of their eggs into one basket with Astra Zeneca on Covid and are just finding out it might be as useful  as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.

Here’s the introduction

“You can have as much whiskey as you like, but there’s no whiskey available,” says Prof Iain McGregor, psychopharmacologist and academic director of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, when asked to describe the rules around CBD in Australia at the moment.

“Now we have approval, but in order for companies to get these products to market they have to … show that the product is safe, but also efficacious.

“And therein lies the problem – there are no good clinical trials that show CBD at 150mg [the daily dose approved by the TGA] is actually effective.”

“We don’t know if it will work,” says Assoc Prof Yvonne Bonomo, a physician in addiction medicine and chief investigator at the Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical Research Excellence. “It may work for some people. It’s hard to know. That’s why we need to look at it.”

Read the full piece at  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/feb/07/cbd-will-go-on-sale-in-australia-but-first-manufacturers-will-have-to-prove-it-works?