In the meantime, some physicians are forging ahead — and cashing in. Joe Cohen is a doctor at Holos Health, a medical marijuana clinic in Boulder. I asked him what CBD is good for, and he read me a long list of conditions: pain, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, intestinal cramping, anxiety, psychosis, muscle spasms, hyperactive immune systems, nervous system degeneration, elevated blood sugar and more. He also claimed that CBD has anti-cancer properties and can regenerate brain cells and reduce the brain’s levels of amyloid beta — a kind of protein that’s been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. I asked for references, noting that most of these weren’t listed in the Academies report or a similar review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “I think you just have to Google search it,” he said. It’s true that a preliminary study found hints that cannabinoids might reduce beta amyloid proteins in human brain cells, but the study was done in cells grown in a lab, not in people. As for cancer, the FDA sent warning letters last year to four companies that were selling products that claimed to “prevent, diagnose, treat or cure” cancer.
Upon using the lotion for the first time, I fell in love with its earthy and intoxicating smell. Being that CBD is derived from hemp, I expected it to smell potent. But that wasn’t the case. If you like deep and mysterious aromas, this body lotion will speak to you. I’m secretly hoping the brand whips out a fragrance soon, because it smells THAT good.
In 2019, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that CBD and other cannabinoids would be classified as "novel foods", meaning that CBD products would require authorization under the EU Novel Food Regulation stating: because "this product was not used as a food or food ingredient before 15 May 1997, before it may be placed on the market in the EU as a food or food ingredient, a safety assessment under the Novel Food Regulation is required." The recommendation – applying to CBD extracts, synthesized CBD, and all CBD products, including CBD oil – was scheduled for a final ruling by the European Commission in March 2019. If approved, manufacturers of CBD products would be required to conduct safety tests and prove safe consumption, indicating that CBD products would not be eligible for legal commerce until at least 2021.
CBD Oil refers to CBD-infused products that contain CBD suspended in an oily base, such as vegetable glycerin, hempseed oil, or another plant-derived oil. Sublingual oils are ideal because they allow for rapid absorption of CBD through the membrane under your tongue directly into your bloodstream. CBD Oils are available in both low and high doses, and droppers built into the cap make it easy to measure your proper dose. CBD Oils are the most popular kind of CBD product thanks to their ease of use and rapid effects.
En el último tiempo, hemos sido testigos de cómo las creencias y actitudes hacia la marihuana han ido cambiado, desde el prohibicionismo hasta su despenalización en algunos países. Si bien el consumo de marihuana sigue siendo ilegal en gran parte del mundo, muchos gobiernos son cada vez más tolerantes con el uso de esta planta. Un buen ejemplo es Europa y Estados Unidos, donde muchos Estados han legalizado el uso medicinal del cannabis, y en algunos casos incluso su uso recreativo.
At sufficient doses (400-600 mg), CBD can alleviate situational anxiety, such as public speaking. Interestingly, cannabis cultivars, or strains, that are high in CBD and low in THC are better than other cultivars for alleviating depression. But when used over a long period of time, any kind of cannabis could make depression worse. Although clinical trials in people haven’t yet been completed, there is very compelling “petri dish” evidence that CBD can reduce inflammation, for painful conditions such as Crohn’s disease, and fight some cancerous tumors. There is a massive amount of scientific research being done on CBD right now, and we are likely to see many medical breakthroughs in the next decade.
Las ventajas de uno sobre el otro derivan sobre todo de un mayor conocimiento del sistema opioide sobre el sistema cannabinoide. Clínicamente los opioides son utilizados desde hace más tiempo, lo cual derivó en un mejor control de los efectos secundarios. Además, como se ha comentado, mientras que no se confunde el uso del opio con el uso de los opioides, tal distinción es siempre menos clara en el caso del Cánnabis y los agonistas cannabinoides.