Medicinal Properties, Part One: Cannabidiol

Medical Marijuana Research and Cannabidiol

A lot of people have heard about the medicinal benefits of marijuana.  However, despite the many studies that have been released, some people still have doubts about it.  22 states in the US have legalised marijuana for medicinal purposes, along with many other countries in the west, despite the continuous uproar against it. In the past, people used marijuana for its pain relieving effects.  More and more research is being conducted, and so far, we understand that the most active and beneficial compounds found in marijuana are Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Here, we’ll first give you a brief overview of Cannabidiol, but keep an eye out for our next post, which will cover THC.

CBD: Cannabidiol

CBD is one of the most vital cannaboids in the cannabis plant. It has long been thought to isolate cancer cells in the human body, but many feel that more research needs to be conducted to prove this theory correct.  CBD is commonly used as one fo the first treatments for the early stages of some types of cancer.

This compound has been found to be helpful for congestion, vomiting, nausea, convulsions, and inflammation.  Over the years, it has also been used as treatment for epileptic patients and those who suffered from other types of seizures.  Unlike the other components found int he cannabis plant, CBD is not addictive.  It also does not cause patients who use it to experience any of the signs that are typically associated with being “high”.

Clearly, this compound has numerous proven benefits for a variety of ailments.  In our opinion, this compound has not yet begun to reach its full potential.

Medicinal Properties, Part One: Cannabidiol

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