CBD & Marijuana

WSJ Team March 12, 2012 11

CBD, three letters you’ve probably seen thrown around when reading about medical marijuana. What is CBD and what does it stand for? CBD, or Cannabidiol is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects. Instead, it is part of the Cannabis plant that holds the highest medicinal value. Research has found it to be effective for treating inflammation, pain, anxiety and spasms associated with multiple sclerosis. As the research on Marijuana’s medicinal properties develop, CBD is becoming a major focus of scientists, researchers and doctors alike.

The research of CBD did not get much attention until the late 90s. Even so, CBD rich strains were used for medicinal purposes dating back to the 1800’s. It was reported that Queen Victoria used CBD-rich cannabis to relieve pain from menstrual cramps. Over the years, research has found that breeding for maximum THC has all but eliminated CBD in the cannabis plant. This makes sense as consumers were more interested in the psychoactive effects versus medicinal value. As medical marijuana becomes more mainstream, the need for strains rich in CBD properties has grown. Through careful genetic selection and selective breeding practices, researches are now able to grow CBD rich cannabis strains that hold extremely high medicinal value.

 

CBD and Cancer
Search the internet for “marijuana cures cancer” and you’ll find numerous studies and articles on the positive correlation on cannabis and the reduction of cancer cells among users. Is it true? Can cannabis cure or stop cancer cells? It seems the answer is yes. According to projectcbd.org, doctors at the California Pacific Medical Center Research institute have discovered that CBD is a very potent inhibitor of cancer. Documented, medical research has proven that CBD inhibits the ID-1 protein gene which is a major conductor of cancer cells. (Article – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18025276). CBD has been proven to slow and/or stop the metastasis in patients suffering from other forms of cancer.

Strains with high levels of CBD
Harlequin (10-11% CBD)
Sour Tsunami (9% CBD)
Omrita Rx3 (9-12% CBD)
Cannatonic (13% CBD)

Providers of CBD Specific Strains
http://thegreencross.org/ – San Francisco, CA
http://www.the-farmacy.com/ – Hollywood, CA
http://www.harborsidehealthcenter.com/ – Oakland, CA
http://www.elementalwellnesscenter.com/ – San Jose, CA
http://www.greenergymeds.com/ – Boulder, CO

Other Medicinal Uses for High CBD Strains

  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Nausea
  • Pain associated with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post traumatic stress disorder

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  2. MicRo November 18, 2016 at 6:09 AM - Reply

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  4. Lien February 1, 2018 at 9:56 PM - Reply

    I found out my seven and a half year old precious 50 pound pit mix, Aja, had cancer externally on her bootyhole. I cried but then remembered that cannabis cures cancer. So I immediately got her some human grade CBD oil tincture and gave her approximately 250 mg of CBD over about 3 days. By Sunday afternoon the cancerous growth that was on her butt completely fell off. By Monday her oncologist, Dr. Schaefer, could not find any sign of Cancer…

    On Wednesday I got a call from the oncologist and they said that they found no sign of cancer and that they are now calling it histiocytoma and saying that it was normal for it to fall off like it did which was completely discredit the use of CBD to protect their way of chemotherapy.

    I have saved the voicemail from Dr. Shaffer of VCA Hospital which proves to me that they are trying to discredit my use of CBD for killing her cancer in three days

    This is a major medical cover up…

    I will forward the finals reports but have the initial reports as attachments.

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