Derived From Cannabis, Pt. 1 Cannabidiol (CBD)

January 24, 2013


There are 5 compounds that care curing diseases, ending pain, fighting caner and yet the government would rather let their citizens suffer than allow the use of these compounds because they are derived from cannabis.  The othe part that is distrbing is the fact that these particular cannaboids don’t even get you “high” and the government still outlaws them.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an extremely powerful cannabioid (organic compound in the cannabis plant) that is naturally existing and non-toxic. Studies have proven that fights cancer, assists with psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and even averts diabetes.  Researchers say that Cannabidiol is the most promising compound in cannabis because of its therapeutic properties.


“Studies have suggested a wide range of possible therapeutic effects of cannabidiol on several conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral ischemia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory diseases, nausea and cancer.” That was the conclusion of researcher Antonio Zuardi, writing about CBD in the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry in 2008. A 2009 literature review published by a team of Italian and Israeli investigators indicates that the substance likely holds even broader clinical potential. They acknowledged that CBD possesses anxiolytic, antipsychotic, antiepileptic, neuroprotective, vasorelaxant, antispasmodic, anti-ischemic, anticancer, antiemetic, antibacterial, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and bone stimulating properties. Martin Lee, cofounder and director of the non-profit group Project CBD – which identifies and promotes CBD-rich strains of cannabis – agrees.  Cannabidiol is “the Cinderella molecule,” writes Lee in his new book, Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific (Scribner, 2012). “[It’s] the little substance that could. [It’s] nontoxic, nonpsychoactive, and multicapable.”

If you or your loved one were facing one of these diseases, and this treatment is being kept from you since it is illegal, how will you feel?