Facts about CBD and CBD oil will blow your mind!
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. To give you an idea of where it belongs, it is the second most active content found in cannabis (marijuana).
But still, CBD is not marijuana! CBD is extracted from the hemp plant while marijuana is extracted from the marijuana plant. The marijuana and hemp plants are not any distant relatives but they are like a cousin to each other. Marijuana causes ‘high’ or intoxication, but CBD does not have any intoxication effect, as reported by World Health Organization. It is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that causes the intoxication in marijuana, but in CBD we do not have any substance like this.
Is it the same as medical marijuana?
You should not mix it with the term ‘medical marijuana’.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a very essential component of medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is without the toxic part of marijuana.
Medical marijuana is used mostly for pain control in countries like the USA. Though this is not very effective against severe pain like a broken bone or deep muscle cut, it can bring relief to millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pains, multiple sclerosis, and nerve pain-like problems. In these cases, there are actually very few options left and medical marijuana is maybe the brightest of them.
Medical marijuana has been reported to be a great muscle relaxant. An amazing ability has been shown by this medical marijuana in the treatment of Parkinson’s’ disease. Diseases like endometriosis, fibromyalgia which eventually leads to chronic pain are reported to have brought comfort to the suffering patients by the use of medical marijuana.
You will be amazed to know that medical marijuana has been proven to be extremely successful in the treatment of soldiers suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)! This has shown its considerable ability in treating glaucoma, weight loss, and even nausea!
Is CBD legal?
CBD is legal (with restrictions) in all the 50 states in the USA. But marijuana is not! Though the US government is quite ambiguous towards CBD still they do not enforce any blanket ban or anti-CBD measurements throughout the USA.
Health benefits of CBD
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) or Dravet syndrome are two renowned nightmares for children. The worst childhood leprosy cases fall in these two categories. And CBD has proven to be the best in treating these diseases. When they do not respond to popular medicines they respond on CBD!
FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.
The other most remarkable use of CBD is in sleep treatments. You can fall asleep and stay asleep with the help of CBD. It can be used as a great medication in anti-anxiety treatments. Different types of chronic pains can be controlled effectively using CBD.
Is there any health hazard?
Yes! There are a few. Irritation, nausea, fatigue are some of them. Similar to grapefruit juice, CBD may raise the amount of coumadin, a blood thinner, in your blood. That is why this substance is not yet sold as a medicine but as a supplement.
Long and thorough studies have found that CBD does not have any such bad effects on health that can render it in a bad light. The good sides of this chemical can be used with caution to avail its great healing properties in anxiety, chronic pain, and some types of psychiatric disorders. We need more in-depth researches to ascertain the abilities of CBD more accurately. CBD is good for some ailments and on the other hand, it has some side effects too. We should be very cautious while taking this substance as a medication. CBD needs a lot of scientific researches and a proper classification to make this substance more benevolent toward humankind.
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