What is CBD Oil and is it healthy or not? See below for more.
The cannabis business is booming. Since Colorado legalized marijuana back in 2012 the revenue generated from legal marijuana sales has grown to rival the GDP of a few small island nations. The tax revenue alone has been a windfall for the state. This has not come without issues of course, but the good being done so far seems to far outweigh any negative road bumps along the way.
One of the major sectors being developed right now is the medical cannabis industry. For decades people swore about the medical efficacy of cannabis, and just now these claims are starting to be studied and understood. We see time and time again videos of children having violent seizures that are instantly calmed down with the use of CBD oil, and in fact science has begun to back these claims. Doctors in mainstream medicine are prescribing CBD oil for various maladies and are finding high rates of success.
So far CBD oil has been found to treat addiction, inflammation, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, mad cow disease, acne, diabetes, fibromyalgia, insomnia, PTSD, schizophrenia, Crohn’s disease, and many others. The reason why may be in the shared biological processes between the human body and the active ingredients in cannabidiol. Your body has an endocannabinoid system that regulates many of the systems in your body, and the cannabinoids in CBD oil are thought to help regulate those systems.
Cannabidiol activates your serotonin receptors, which can help with anxiety and other psychological disorders. It bids to your TRPV1 receptors to moderate things like pain, body temperature, and inflammation. It blocks a protein receptor that can cause cancer cells to spread. It activates certain receptors to stop cancer and prevent alzheimer’s disease.
There is a question of legality of CBD oil at the federal level. According to the DEA, anything derived from cannabis is a controlled substance. However, the 2014 Farm Bill legalized industrial growing and use of hemp, including products made from it. CBD oil can be made from hemp, though in states where marijuana is not yet legalized law enforcement may not see it that way. Those with serious medical conditions may be advised to move to a state where legality is not in question.
Learn more about the science facts on CBD oil from this infographic. As more states legalize marijuana you may be seeing more of this wonder drug being used to treat things that were once only treatable by expensive pharmaceuticals with horrible side effects.