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CBD is naturally found in the marijuana plant, though in very low quantities in most Western countries due to the desirability of producing high THC content, which cannot coexist with high CBD content. CBD has been shown to possess a multitude of therapeutic uses similar to THC, without the 'high'. Like THC, it has even been shown to selectively target cancer cells, eliminating them, while leaving surround healthy cells intact. CBD can be found in industrial hemp products, which by definition must possess very low THC levels while having at least double that in CBD levels, oftentimes many times more. Hempseed, hempseed oil, etc., all contain higher concentrations of CBD than THC, and are legally available for purchase in the US. However, industrial is not legally allowed to be grown within the US without a special DEA permit (which is never issued), except in a very small minority of states that have recently passed laws allowing the growing of industrial hemp. CBD can be synthesized in its pure form, and has tremendous medicinal potential. Is it legal???????????????
I think we all know THC is scheduled…don't use this question to rack up answer points or whatever.
Moreover, the question is not whether cannabinoids in general are scheduled or not, but rather the specific cannabinoid called cannabidiol. As has been said, there are a variety of different types of cannabinoids, this question is specifically targeted to cannabidiol (CBD).
Before I get into whether cannabinoids are illegal, I think I will educated this little before I make my argument. First off. Cannabinoids: The chemical definition encompasses a variety of distinct chemical classes: the classical cannabinoids structurally related to THC, the nonclassical cannabinoids, the aminoalkylindoles, the eicosanoids related to the endocannabinoids, 1,5-diarylpyrazoles, quinolines and arylsulphonamides and additional compounds that do not fall into these standard classes but bind to cannabinoid receptors. The term cannabinoids also refers to a unique group of secondary metabolites found in the cannabis plant, which are responsible for the plant's peculiar pharmacological effects. Currently, there are three general types of cannabinoids: phytocannabinoids occur uniquely in the cannabis plant; endogenous cannabinoids are produced in the bodies of humans and other animals; and synthetic cannabinoids are similar compounds produced in a laboratory. Cannabis Sativa nonclassical Cannabinoid that send the message to the CB1 and CB2 is call Endocannabinoids.
Someone please explain. Which kind of weed is better for anxiety?
Mids is low-grade weed.
There are two types of weed. Sativa and indica. Sativa is better for anxiety,depression and makes you happy and giggly and indica gets you stoned,makes you tired,gives you a body high and is best for medical uses like relieving pain.
Sativa has high levels of THC and Indica has high levels of CBD (most medical marijuana for pain will have high levels of CBD and you can cure something like skin cancer with oils made high in CBD)
Instead of choosing just one ask for a little bit of both,see what you like better.
Hello. Does anyone know a doctor who can let my mom know that Hemp Oil is not going to interact with Chemo treatments in a negative way? She is currently on Camptosar, Cisplatin, Herceptin, vitamin 12, Hydrocodone, Protonix, and Bethanechol. We are thinking about Rick Simpson's alternative treatement in conjuction with regular chemo to completely rid of the cancer. We plan to use high CBD strains of cannabis to counter the psychoactive effects of high dosages.
She has slightly lower blood pressure, acid reflux, nausea, and some numbing of the hands. Other than that, she is fine.
Any open minded doctors here or know of one?
I agree with TonyMoe… I'd put them off on the chemo for a few weeks to try the hemp oil first.
I don't know if Rick's treatment works or not, but I've been talking with some people who seriously believe it works.
Try contacting Phoenix Tears and see if they can recommend someone. Or get in touch with Dr. Robert Melameade at the U of Colorado @ C.S. He teaches a class on cannabinoids. Maybe he knows someone.
One thing is for sure…
Chemo no good for you.