CBD Can Help You Quit Smoking

I read a report recently that in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 24 smokers were randomly chosen to receive either an inhaler of CBD or a placebo. Participants were asked to take a puff every time they had an urge to puff a cigarette. Over the week, those with placebo inhalers saw no change in their total number of cigarettes consumed, …

CBD’s Pharmacodynamics

Cannabidiol has a very low affinity for CB1 and CB2 receptors but acts as an indirect antagonist of their agonists. While one would assume that this would cause cannabidiol to reduce the effects of THC, it may potentiate THC’s effects by increasing CB1 receptor density or through another CB1-related mechanism. It may also extend the duration of the effects of …

CBD-enhanced cannabis

Selective breeding by growers in the USA dramatically lowered the CBD content of cannabis; their customers preferred varietals that were more mind-altering due to a higher THC, lower CBD content. To meet the demands of medical cannabis patients, growers are currently developing more CBD-rich strains. We don’t source our CBD from these sources but we are encouraged by recent legalization …

CBD’s Neurological Effects

Cannabidiol has been seen to be an anticonvulsant in animals, but controlled studies in humans are lacking. Transdermal CBD is neuroprotective in animals. Dravet syndrome Dravet syndrome is a rare form of epilepsy that is difficult to treat. It is a catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy. Initial seizures are most often prolonged events and in the …

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Cannabidiol – A Simple Definition

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis.It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications despite its reputed lack of psychoactivity. Several industrial hemp varieties can be legally cultivated in western Europe. A variety such as “Fedora …