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

to focus.

 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.