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Thursday, 23 May 2019

CBD Has Unique Ability to Cross Blood-Brain Barrier

[Wake Up World]: The cannabis plant has over 400 chemicals and at least 60 different cannabinoids1 — chemical compounds the human body is uniquely equipped to respond to. Of the two primary chemicals, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), only THC has psychoactive properties.

THC is the compound in cannabis triggering a “high,” whereas CBD has no psychoactive effects.

Both compounds, and other phytochemicals found in medical marijuana plants, have a long list of beneficial effects on health. Medical marijuana is a term used for the use of the whole, unprocessed plant or its chemicals to treat a medical condition.

With the exception of four cannabis-containing or cannabis-related products for specific conditions with a prescription, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any “marketing application for cannabis for the treatment of any disease or condition.”

On the other hand, some states have gone ahead and approved it themselves for certain medical conditions...read more>>>...

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