CBD is short for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a natural compound found in hemp and cannabis (marijuana). The latest scientific research shows promising health benefits for a number of ailments including seizure disorders, anxiety, pain and depression just to name a few.
Have you noticed all the hemp stores popping up all over town? This is due to the passing of the December 2018 Farm Bill which removed hemp from the Controlled Substance Act. Therefore, hemp is now legal at the federal level as long as it contains no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight. However, individual states will ultimately determine whether to enact stricter enforcement rules on hemp.
CBD is a safe, non-intoxicating, non-habit forming component of hemp and cannabis. Research and clinical studies have established CBD as anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-convulsant, and antioxidant. Cannabis patients throughout the United States and the world have found relief for conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic pain, arthritis, cancer, and Chron’s disease. I recently attended a Cannabis Science conference and CBD was described as promiscuous because (as you can see) it gets around. You don’t have to take my word for it. Check out the links below to educate yourself further on some of the research. Keep in mind, the studies below are a mere drop in the bucket compared to all the research that has already been done. In fact, there have been over 30,000 cannabis studies or literature reviews conducted on cannabis/cannabinoids/marijuana. You don’t have to take my word for it. Check it out for yourself on Pubmed. And the next time a politician or someone else tries to tell you more research is needed, you’ll be able to point them in the right direction.
A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users
CBD-enriched medical cannabis for intractable pediatric epilepsy:
Epidemiological characteristics, safety and efficacy of medical cannabis in the elderly
World Health Organization’s Report on CBD