The cannabis plant has played a significant role in human culture and history, and it has many uses and is often controversial. Especially in the medical field, the versatility and usefulness of cannabis have propelled it into a number of new fields and product categories.
Cannabinoid Education: A Primer
We’ll do our best to simplify the complex science of cannabis for you: Cannabinoids make up more than 120 of the plant’s ingredients. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two cannabinoids that have received the greatest attention from researchers. You may have come across CBD, a non-psychoactive component of oils, sweets, drinks, and other therapeutic products. The psychoactive effects of cannabis, often known as the “high,” are caused by THC.
In what ways might cannabidiol (CBD) be used therapeutically?
CBD’s meteoric rise in popularity has undoubtedly produced a new industry; in fact, JWU now offers a Bachelor of Science in Cannabis Entrepreneurship*. There have been some promising results even though scientists are still trying to discover how effective CBD may be used for therapeutic purposes. In this article, we’ll look at seven of the many ways in which CBD has been shown to improve health in recent years.
reduces blood pressure
Among humans, CBD was shown to lower blood pressure in a study published in JCI Insight in 2017. It lowered their blood pressure while they were at rest and while they were doing stress tests like mental arithmetic, isometric exercise, and the cold pressor test.
reducing swelling and pain
CBD has been demonstrated to reduce inflammation and the neuropathic pain it may cause, according to a study conducted by the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.
- Eliminating the Potential for Relapse in Substance Abuse
CBD shows promise as a treatment for substance abuse, according to a study published in 2018. Preclinical research in rats found that CBD reduced stress-induced cravings, anxiety, and lack of impulse control, all of which contribute to relapse.
Medications for Anxiety Disorders
Preclinical studies suggest that CBD may be useful in treating anxiety disorders such GAD, PAD, PTSD, OCD, and social anxiety disorder.
A cannabis leaf with a vial and dropper containing CBD oil next to it.
An Unsplash photo by CBD INFOS
- therapy for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders
Intestinal disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and others may respond favorably to CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, according to recent study. Inhibiting inflammation via CBD’s anti-anxiety properties is crucial for managing symptoms and avoiding their onset.
- Stopping convulsions from happening
CBD has been studied for decades as a possible treatment for epilepsy and other seizure disorders, and now a new study suggests it may mitigate seizure symptoms and frequency.
CBD has several anti-cancer actions that may help prevent cancer, cure tumors, and enhance the immune system, and it has been used to ease the negative effects of chemotherapy. Studies have also demonstrated that CBD suppresses cell growth and promotes cell death in cervical cancer cell lines.
More benefits than these seven are continually being discovered and assessed. Our hope is that the students who enroll in our Cannabis Entrepreneurship program will go on to make significant contributions to the development of this sector.