We all know and understand the true benefits of CBD, but do you know these 5 facts…
Fact #1 – It’s Proven
The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has come out with numerous statements claiming that CBD reduces nausea and vomiting, suppresses seizures, treats psychosis, treats inflammation, combats neurodegenerative disorders, prevents the growth of tumors and cancer cells, and helps to manage anxiety and depression.
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Fact #2 – Combats the High
Ok, now for most of you that are reading this post, this fact might be a little bit disappointing, as if you are like us, you probably love THC and the effect it has on your body. But, with all that being said, CBD is known to have the opposite effect of THC and will actually suppress the high effect. It offers natural protection against the high.
According to recent studies, CBD acts to reduce the reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment and paranoia.
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Fact #3 – CBD is Illegal Right? Well…
Sure, it’s illegal and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. But due to its recent medicinal findings and pressure from large pharmaceuticals, companies are now conducting more and more research with the plant to try to find cures for some fatal illnesses.
Did you know that the FDA approved GW Pharmaceuticals’ request to test a version of CBD in children who have been diagnosed with a rare kind of epilepsy? This medicine is called Epidiolex.
Furthermore, the FDA granted the University of California in San Francisco permission to research the effects of pure CBD on children with uncontrollable seizures.
Fact #4 – CBD in Hemp
It’s completely legal for people or businesses to sell CBD which was obtained through processed hemp in more than 30 countries. Unfortunately the United States is one of the few industrialized nations that does not permit it on a Federal level.
With all that being said, according to state laws, hemp is legal is specific states, even if it’s been imported from outside the country.
To date, 33 states and Puerto Rico have introduced pro-hemp legislation, and 24 states have defined industrial hemp as distinct from other strains of cannabis and removed barriers to its production.
Fact #5 – Cannabis and Opioids
CBD has shown amazing results in treating the opioid crisis that is currently classed as a serious problem across the United States. According to the Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment team, cannabis can be used to intervene in the case of abuse of addictive substances such as opioids.
Furthermore, states that already have existing MMJ programs have seen a 25% reduction in deaths caused by opioid overdoses.
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