CBD, or cannabidiol, is quickly changing the debate surrounding the use of marijuana as a medicine.

Here are five facts that you should know about CBD:


1. CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis


2. CBD is non-psychoactive


3. CBD has a wide range of medical benefits

According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found CBD to possess the following medical properties:

Medical Properties of CBD Effects

Antiemetic Reduces nausea and vomiting

Anticonvulsant Suppresses seizure activity

Antipsychotic Combats psychosis disorders

Anti-inflammatory Combats inflammatory disorders

Anti-oxidant Combats neurodegenerative disorders

Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer Combats tumor and cancer cells

Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant Combats anxiety and depression disorders


4. CBD reduces the negative effects of THC


5. CBD is still illegal


A patent awarded to the U.S. Health and Human Services in 2003 (US6630507) also covers the use of CBD as a treatment for various neurodegenerative and inflammatory disorders.

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Source- leafscience.com

feb 23, 2014