The tight grip of marijuana prohibition is loosening, one state at a time. This allows researchers to more freely study the effects of cannabis on a variety of health conditions. Cannabis has already proven to be an effective alternative treatment option for a number of ailments, from chronic pain to breast cancer.
Health Benefits of Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the numerous cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and it is proving to be an extremely promising new medicine with very little downside.
CBD doesn't have any psychoactive effects, meaning it doesn't get users stoned. By extracting the cannabidiol from the cannabis plant, we can now harness many of the health benefits of cannabis without the 'high'.
Cannabidiol has already been approved in Canada, New Zealand and eight European countries for a different usage, relieving muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis as well as treatment for epilepsy.
Cannabidiol has the ability to 'switch off' the gene responsible for metastasis in an aggressive form of cancer. Importantly, this substance does not produce the psychoactive properties of the cannabis plant.
According to cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney, cannabinoids can prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%.
Pain relief is one of the major selling point for legalizing medical marijuana. Giving people a safe and effective option for dealing with their chronic pain without having to resort to opioid painkillers. Cannabidiol is responsible for much of the pain relieving qualities of marijuana. It helps to relax muscles, reduce inflammation and it even possesses some neuroprotective and antioxidant benefits.
CBD May Help With:
- Bone Fracture Healing
- Breast Cancer
- Chronic Pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis