Thursday, April 03, 2014

(A-Z) C is for Cannabidiol

Don't freak out on me, here!

Cannabidiol — CBD— is a compound in the cannabis that has significant medical effects, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counter the psychoactivity of THC. The reduced psychoactivity of CBD-rich cannabis may make it an appealing treatment option for patients seeking anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, and/or anti-spasm effects without disconcerting lethargy or dysphoria.

Wow, did you know that? Since last year or so, when I tried a homemade marijuana alcohol for my pain, I've been sold. I have chronic low to mild pain and on occasion, I do get hard pain.  For the most part, this past winter has been mildly pain-free. Mild, dry weather, exercise and strengthening my lower back and core, has a lot to do with this. 

Scientific and clinical studies underscore CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrated neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere.

NOT TALKING ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA.  The poor industrial Hemp plant gets a bad rap because of it's rowdy cousin. I am hoping that will change.

Learn More on CBD and spread the word. Sick people need this!

For those who are in pain, please look at the article regarding Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome. 

Now that is mind-blowing!  I think it's time people start knowing this and DEMAND changes to be made. We've been lied to throughout the years and kept from this important treatment option. 


  1. My husband was a narcotics officer for many years. Injured in the line of duty, he has excruciating pain at times. I applaud your post and hope the research catches up with reality. from the a to z bloggers

  2. I've heard this is wonderful for people in pain and especially for those suffering from MS.

  3. Learned something new. Thanks.

    A to Z commenter
    From the Reading at Dawn blog

  4. Wow! This sounds interesting! I hope the research pans out and they make it readily available to people who need it.


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