Medical CBD: The Miracle Drug
Medical marijuana has been without its issues. On a serious note, while progressive 1st world countries have embraced the legalization of medical marijuana, it is still pretty much a huge controversy in many parts of the world. Even though, marijuana has been used for its effective medicinal value over the past years, it has been banned effectively for some time due to fear of people abusing it as a recreational drug.
Marijuana has innate chemical compounds that have been used widely for therapy. That chemical compound in marijuana that is the main reason for its very potent abilities to cure different diseases is called CBD or cannabidoil. Researchers have found that CBD or cannabidoil contains very little to no toxic properties and when administered to a patient, shows a very tiny chance of developing side effects, therefore this break through could save so many people from many kinds of diseases and not have the complications of drug side effects.
What Is CBD?
CBD is but one of more or less 60 amazing compounds that is found in marijuana or cannabis and is classified under ingredients called the cannabinoids. Unfortunately, there is only one other compound that’s being studied called THC or tetrahydrocannabinol which is getting a lot of buzz because of it mind altering effects on people. So basically, it is only now that the medical community really and genuinely sees marijuana as a great cure.
Do we legalize it if it’s safe? Do scientists back its many medical purposes? The ever popular question of is this substance addictive? At the moment, marijuana is legal with 29 states in its favor including the capital. Does the federal government think the same though? As a fact, the previous administration did not put offense on medical marijuana on it priority list. As many 85% of the country backs the legalization of marijuana and as many as several millions currently benefits from using its medical properties.
It’s Not Always About The High
Tetrahydrocannabid oil or THC is the main culprit that causes the so called ‘high’ when marijuana is consumed by smoking or ingesting. Strains of marijuana that contain more CBD, such as the ones produced by Quantum 9, Inc., however, produces very little to no ‘high’ as reported by patients who use marijuana for medical purposes. A certain kind of epilepsy found only in children called Dravet syndrome which is pretty much impossible to control, is dramatically reduced when Charlotte’s Web, a CBD dominant strain of marijuana is administered to patients with this condition. There are videos online that show proof of this. However, marijuana doesn’t alleviate more intense pain such as fractures or post surgical pain but is very potent in treating more chronic one that millions of people in this country suffer from.