Although the issue of legalization remains controversial in the US, more and more studies related to the benefits of CBD – cannabis' active ingredient – are hitting the mainstream media.
Apart from easing chemotherapy symptoms and reducing pain, CBD is a potent appetite stimulant. It's also proven to reduce inflammation.
Some studies also suggest that cannabis may inhibit nicotine withdrawal. The CBD in marijuana is also used as a treatment for seizures and certain neurological disorders.
Scientists are quickly discovering health benefits associated with compounds found in cannabis plants, particularly the cannabinoids. CBD is one of the cannabinoids in cannabis. It’s non-pyschotropic meaning that it does not result in the euphoria that is seen with some other strains of cannabis. However, it is considered psychoactive in that it is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. CBD however, may be taken in high doses without causing undesirable psychological side effects. It can help reduce the unwanted effects of THC such as paranoia and anxiety. It is considered an antidepressant, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, anti- nauseate, anti-proliferative, and sedative.
This cannabinoid is gaining support from governments, scientists, patients, and healthcare providers because of the proven benefits it offers. For instance, the Israeli Ministry of Health has a program in which patients with PTSD are treated using cannabis. The Ministry of Health in Israel has tested CBD and THC components at various ratios in treating post traumatic stress disorder.
That said, the biggest selling point for the increasing popularity of CBD is basically because of its non-europhic feature.
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