What You Need To Know About CBD

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Photo Credit: Civilized

Cannabis has always been known for its psychoactive compound, THC, but as more and more research comes out surrounding the medicinal properties of cannabis, another cannabinoid is getting more time in the spotlight. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has been widely used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, convulsions and brain and breast cancer cell proliferation, provide neuroprotective benefits, and treat conditions like epilepsy, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and arthritis. When used together, CBD and THC help supplement and enhance the other's benefits, and stimulate neurogenesis. A patient has a variety of options for CBD consumption, including vaporizing, applying topicals, or taking capsules, all of which will not expose the lungs to harmful smoke from combustion.

This information has been adapted from Civilized and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.