Separating facts from fiction: therapeutic uses of CBD

CBD News Blog – The cannabis plant has been around for more than 6,000 years and has a rich history of medicinal usage¹. The most commonly used strain of cannabis is known as the Cannabis sativa plant² and contains cannabinoids including cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)³.

While THC is the psychoactive (mind-altering) component of cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive and has been shown to have several beneficial pharmacological effects for a number of conditions and symptoms. These include pain, inflammatory disease, epilepsy, anxiety, nausea, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis⁴.

Pain, anxiety and depression top the list of uses

Almost 62% of consumers report using CBD to treat a medical condition, particularly pain, anxiety and depression. Specific examples listed include chronic pain, joint pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia or other sleep disorders, various headaches, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Most patients reported that CBD relieved their symptoms effectively, in the absence of conventional medicine, and without serious side effects.⁵

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