CBD has been touted at the “a miracle cure” for many ailments. Of course, there are no miracle cures, but let’s look at some actual research, published in respected scientific journals, that have found possible uses for CBD.
The most famous is Epidiolex: the first FDA-approved prescription product that is pure CBD. It is used to treat seizures in patients aged one year and older.
Another “mainstream prescription medication,” Sativex is approved in Canada as a medication for patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
In addition to the two ground breaking medications listed above, research has provided numerous studies on other uses for CBD.
A 2004 study from the journal “Nature” showed that the administration of CBD was associated with significantly decreased anxiety.
In the journal “Brain, Behavior, and Immunity,” a 2018 study showed that CBD improved the complications from traumatic brain injury (TBI), both short term and for years after.
These are just a few citations from the multitude of positive evidence for the use of CBD to help with problems ranging from arthritis to seizures to insomnia.
In future posts, we will delve into the basics of CBD, how it compares to THC, why research has been limited (by law) for years, and how hemp and cannabis can change the way we live in the future.
Until the next post - be well, take care of yourself, and care for those around you.
~Maureen E Mays, MD, MS