For many hundreds of years cannabis was used for medicinal as well as recreational purposes.
Problem is, before scientists became involved, nobody really knew how it worked for reducing pain.
It was only when it was discovered that there are approaching 400 different compounds in cannabis that scientists tried to establish which did what.
That’s when they found out that while THC gets you high, CBD seems has all sorts of health benefits.
There’s a new CBD-based drug called Epidiolex which is being used to treat the severest forms of epilepsy.
Looks like CBD can reduce severe inflammatory and neuropathic pain, which is good news for people with arthritis.
CBD also appears to help people with anxiety problems as well as those who suffer from insomnia or those who keep waking up during the night.
Many multiple sclerosis sufferers report that cannabis helps ease their symptoms, which has been put down to CBD.
The Depression Alliance has reported that CBD can have a positive effect on those suffering from depression, though you’d think they’d be happier to have discovered this fact….
Did we mention that CBD may also help to lower blood pressure as well?
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