In-depth: Cannabidiol, treating the untreatable

by Haley Gardner

Cannobidiol ( CBD ) is a cannabis compound or extract that is a non-psychoactive drug which can scientifically save lives , according to Project CBD, and the US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health.

In the recent years, individuals who struggle with many disabilities have used medical marijuana, to be able to better function during their day or stop symptoms or tics. (Tics are defined as a sudden, repetitive, non-rhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups. Non-psychoactive is the term which is used when a drug does not put the user in a daze.)

CBD is being used to give relief, and treat “ inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria,” according to to Project CBD.

Other disibilites that might be treated from CBD includes “arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pains, schizophrenia, PTSD, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy and other neurological disorders.”

Along with being used to treat and relieve disorders, it has been proven to have no side effects that can be detrimental patients from using it. “Multiple small studies of CBD safety in humans in both placebo-controlled and open trials have demonstrated that it is well tolerated across a wide dosage range. No significant central nervous system side effects, or effects on vital signs or mood,” according to  the US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health.

 

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