CBD THE NEW NORMAL

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WHAT WE KNOW

CBD and Cannabis is known to aid relaxation, making it a popular alternative treatment for anxiety.

Much of the research on cannabis products has looked at the use of marijuana rather than at CBD oil as a standalone product.

Some studies have found that cannabis might help anxiety. Others suggest that having anxiety is a risk factor for recreational marijuana use, or that using marijuana can make a person more vulnerable to anxiety.

People interested in managing their anxiety with CBD oil should look exclusively at research on cannabidiol, not generalized studies of medical marijuana. Although there are fewer studies on cannabidiol specifically, the preliminary research is promising.

A small study  found that cannabidiol could reduce symptoms of social anxiety in people with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Brain scans of participants revealed changes in blood flow to the regions of the brain linked to feelings of anxiety.

In this study, cannabidiol not only made participants feel better but also changed the way their brains responded to anxiety.A study also found that cannabidiol could reduce social anxiety.  Researchers looked specifically at cannabidiol to treat anxiety associated with public speaking.  It seems hard to believe how one plant can have so many therapeutic properties actually there is one simple answer to that - The Endocannabinoid System.                                                                                             


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SEIZURES

FROM THE FDA

 The two main cannabinoids used in medicine are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The FDA recently approved the use of Epidiolex (a plant-based formulation of CBD) to treat seizures for people 2 years of age and older with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. About 1 in 5 CBD products contained the intoxicating pot chemical THC, Bonn-Miller and his colleagues found. "That's a problem because THC can increase anxiety. It can actually make seizures worse 

FROM THE HISTORY BOOKS

 

The first documented use of cannabis-derived medicine dates back to 2737 BC when Chinese Emperor Shn Nung used a cannabis-infused tea to aid with a  variety of ailments  The first detailed modern description of the utility of cannabis-based products as an anti-seizure medication was published in 1843 by , physician in the Bengal Army and Late ProW.B. O’Shaughnessyfessor of Chemistry and Materia Medica at the Medical College of Calcutta. After testing the behavioral effects of various preparations ofCannabis indica in healthy fish, dogs, swines, vultures, crows, horses, deers, monkeys, goats, sheep, cows, and military assistants, he investigated the potential value of extracts of the plant in patients with different disorders, and reported remarkable anti-seizure effects in a 40-days-old baby girl with recurrent convulsive seizures.5 These observations were taken up by other physicians, including Sir William Gowers, who described the effectiveness ofCannabis indica against seizures resistant to bromides                                            The first discovery of an individual cannabinoid was made, when British chemist Robert S, Cahn reported the partial structure of Cannabinol (CBN), which he later identified as fully formed in 1940. 

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