Cannabis has a variety of uses in it’s medicinal form to treat
illnesses. The ailments range from epilepsy to insomnia.
Harvard Health Blog (P. Grinspoon M.D. Jan. 2018) features
the potential, both health and medicinal, for CBD.
Medicinal cannabis, known as CBD (cannabidiol), has very
little, if any intoxicating properties. What it can provide
many benefits, ranging from pain to anxiety control. The
most effective pain reduction, according to patients, is
chronic pain. Relief has been reported for a number of
ailments with chronic pain, spasticity, insomnia and
anxiety. Further, illnesses such as PTSD, Parkinson’s
disease and HIV have shown some benefit.
CBD use for disease and illness is especially promising
for other reasons as well. It is safe and non-addictive
when compared to opiates and pills such as advil and
aleve. Opiates may be good for pain, but have been
shown to be addictive and in the worst case scenario,
fatal. There are concerns and measures being taken in
North America to combat this alarming increase in
opiate addiction. Opiates are also used in place of
over-the-counter medication, where problems with
kidneys, ulcers and GERD prevent their use.
Finally, CBD in non-sedative and will not interfere with
alertness and concentration. Many of the current over-
the-counter and prescribed medications will have a
cautionary warning for reduced alertness and ability
Further research and new study for medicinal CBD is
critical. These initiatives will further guide government
approval and prescription by the medical community.
CBD is an all natural medicine with great potential to
revolutionize the world of health and medicine.