1: ROYAL FAMILY`S HAVE USED CBD
Today CBD is still restricted and misunderstood by many people, Derivatives made from Cannabis such as CBD have been used throughout our history. A very Royal example is Queen Victoria who reigned from 1837 until her death in 1901. There is a growing amount of Scientific Research today of CBD`s benefit as a Natural Pain Killer.
It seem`s the queen must have known this as she used Cannabis High in CBD for Menstrual Cramps.
2: HEMP IS ONE OF THE WORLDS OLDEST CROPS
CBD may be much more perfected these days but it is far from new, Archaeologists have managed to trace it`s use as far back as 10,000 to 12,000 Years Ago.
3: MEDICAL CANNABIS WAS USED IN ANCIENT GREECE
While we can safely say that the Greeks didn’t require a doctor’s note and a medical marijuana card, this doesn’t mean that it wasn’t regarded as a prescription medication.
Claudius Galen, a Greek doctor (among other things), often gave cannabis “juice” as a remedy for pain – a classic example of CBD’s analgesic effects.
4: CBD MAY ACTUALLY FIGHT CANCER
Although research is still ongoing, a study by the National Cancer Institute indicates that not only is CBD (along with THC) effective in helping with various symptoms associated with cancer treatment, but it may also have properties that hinder or destroy tumor cells, specifically breast cancer in this case.
It explains that “CBD inhibited the survival of both estrogen receptor–positive and estrogen receptor–negative breast cancer cell lines, inducing apoptosis in a concentration-dependent manner while having little effect on non tumorigenic mammary cells.”
Put simply, this means that the CBD stifled cancerous cell growth while leaving healthy (“non tumorigenic”) cells intact.
5: PEOPLE HAVE GONE TO GREAT LENGTHS TO OBTAIN CBD
“Medical tourism” is a phrase a lot of people use,the Forde family travelled all the way from Ireland to Colorado.
Their son, Tristan, suffers from Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, which causes frequent seizures. Conventional treatments failed to help.
After starting on CBD, Tristan’s parents noticed a major improvement in his condition. Unfortunately, it’s not legal in Ireland, leaving them no choice but to travel 4,000 miles to obtain this critical medicine.
6: CBD MAY HELP IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTIONS
We’ve all heard the saying “pot makes you stupid” (even though CBD isn’t technically “pot”). Regardless of this,
research now suggests the complete opposite. Following an accident that left Debbie Wilson with a variety of neurological issues, including PTSD, epilepsy, migraines and memory problems, she turned to medical cannabis for help.
Initially, Wilson used (and still uses) THC-rich dry herb for her seizures; however, when she tried an oil consisting of 22% CBD and 1% THC, she noticed a major improvement.
7: CBD MAY REVERSE ALCOHOL RELATED BRAIN DAMAGE
As we all know Alcoholism is a terrible addiction. Even if people are able to eventually quit, it could be too little, too late for the human brain – until now.
A recent study by the University of Kentucky found that administering CBD gel through the skin “…resulted in a 48.8% reduction in neurodegeneration.”
This is really promising for those trying to recover from addiction to alcohol and hopefully being able to live normal lives.
8: CBD HAS BEEN PROVEN TO REDUCE STRESS
Stress unfortunately has become a normal part of life for a lot of people, CBD however, appears to be a promising alternative to prescription medications that are used to handle stress-related health problems.
While CBD certainly isn’t a “cure-all” for every stress-related ailment, it’s been found to be very helpful as a mood-stabilizer and as an antidepressant.
There are a lot of drugs out there, both legal and illegal, that can cause severe dependency or even death. But research suggests that CBD acts as an inhibitor to control addictive behaviors.
It does this by blocking the serotonin receptors responsible for the pleasurable brain response when using certain drugs, while mitigating stress reactions that drive people to use drugs.
Specifically it has been shown to help with a variety of addicting substances, including opioids, alcohol, tobacco and ironically marijuana (THC).
This list is by no means complete, as research and knowledge improves more and more benefits and uses for medical Marijuana are being discovered.