07/19/2016 | CBD

The Use of Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over sixty compounds found in marijuana. This specific compound is being studied more and more, and many medical benefits continue to be found. Unlike the THC compound that is in marijuana, CBD does not have the effects that make doctors wary about recommending their patients for medical cannabis. Below are some important facts to know about cannabidiol:

Side Effects

One of the biggest benefits of CBD is that it is non-psychoactive and does not cause any sort of high in the way that other compounds in marijuana do. Studies have shown that CBD does not interfere with motor and psychological functions, which is an important medical benefit.

Separate from having no psychoactive side effects, it actually protects users from side effects of THC, such as memory loss or paranoia. Marijuana studied that has high levels of CBD can actually make one more alert! Furthermore, when given to children with severe forms of epilepsy, medical cannabis with high levels of CBD has decreased the amount of seizures by a significant amount.

Medical Benefits

Aside from being safe for treatment and effective for epilepsy, unlike many pills used for chronic pain and other conditions, there has never been a single fatal overdose. CBD can help with nausea, can reduce seizure activity, and combats inflammatory, neurodegenerative, and anxiety disorders. There are also studies that show CBD has a positive effect on tumors and cancer cells.

Medical Cannabis in Illinois

Currently, there are 41 approved conditions for the use of medical cannabis. Many strains are high in CBD and have low levels of, if any, THC. If you or a loved one are suffering from one of the approved conditions, relief may be possible! Once you have your registry identification card, come into Greenhouse to get the relief you deserve.

Courtesy of: Leaf Science