CBD, which stands for cannabinol, has been popping up all around the US and other countries. It is being added to drinks, food, and other types of consumables. CBD is becoming popular for multiple reasons such as it's reported health and wellness benefits, and the fact it doesn't get you "high" like THC.
One demographic that has really benefited from CBD are veteran’s with numerous ailments such as PTSD and pain and injuries due to combat. CBD offers veterans who return home a more natural solution. Furthermore, many veterans who return home with pain and injuries are being prescribed harmful pharmaceutical medications like opioids to help recover.
Opioids are extremely addictive and harmful. Often, many people who use opioids fall into the trap of addiction. In the US, opioid addiction has dramatically increased, to the point that it has become a national epidemic.
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Opioids ruin lives and hurt the nation as a whole. “Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids.1 The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.”
MMJ and CBD As a Solution
Cannabis has been mentioned as a solution to drug addiction by leading authorities like Dr. OZ. With it’s medical properties, it has the potential to help with many ailments even outside of addiction. In fact, when a US state passes a MMJ law, opioid mortality rate drops by 24.8%. The percentage also increases the longer cannabis has been legal in a state. In addition, non-fatal opioid hospitalizations decrease by 23% as well, whether people are using prescription opioids, heroin, and/or fentanyl.
“Despite its long history of pervasive recreational use in society, the understanding of medicinal aspects of cannabinoids is only in its infancy. Significant research efforts are still necessary to evaluate fully the development of CBD as a potential therapy for addiction disorders. To date, the evidence appears to at least support a potential beneficial treatment for opioid abuse. The fact that patients with substance use disorders often present with various psychiatric and medical symptoms that are reduced by CBD—symptoms such as anxiety, mood symptoms, insomnia, and pain—also suggests that CBD might be beneficial for treating opioid-dependent individuals. Currently most medications for opioid abuse directly target the endogenous opioid system. CBD could thus offer a novel line of research medication that indirectly regulate neural systems modulating opioid-related behavior, thus helping to reduce side effects normally associated with current opioid substitution treatment strategies.”
Cannabis has a come a long way from the dark shadows it was forced to hide behind. However, even with such great progress, there is still a long way to go. More studies, more understanding, more people helping shine light on outdated stigmas will help break barriers. Yet, the future couldn’t look brighter for cannabis and CBD.
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A Purple Heart decorated disabled veteran, Sean Worsley has just been released from an Alabama State prison last week on parole after serving eight months out of a five-year sentence.
The Iraq War veterans’ trouble with the law started in August 2016 when he stopped at an Alabama gas station while driving to North Carolina to help his grandmother relocate after a hurricane. At the station, police asked Worsley and his wife to turn down their car stereo, and although they complied, the cops searched their car. Inside, they found a prescription bottle filled with medical marijuana.
With Cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining widespread popularity around the world, and an increasing acceptability as a potent medicinal intervention, it is only natural to find products that do not live up to the acceptable standards of quality.
Certainly, the market is flooded with substandard products but knowing what to look out for in a high quality CBD product would require some special knowledge.
Looking to buy CBD? Here are 7 sure signs to know if your CBD is of high quality.
There are many derivatives from the cannabis plant but the ones that have caught the eyes of many are CBD and THC. CBD is renowned for its outstanding therapeutic benefits and the fact that it won’t get you high, which is unlike Delta-9 THC that although, renowned, is often the subject of deep disagreements owing to its psychotropic tendencies.
We’re certain you have heard of Delta-9 THC, but what about Delta-8? Delta-8 is gaining momentum amongst cannabis enthusiasts as well, but many are still at a loss as to what it is and how it differs from Delta-9 THC.