Marijuana's Effects On Your Bones

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A cannabinoid found in marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), may boost bone health by strengthening bones and supporting bone fracture healing. In a study from Israel, rats with mild fractures in their femurs were separated into groups that either healed naturally, received CBD as a therapy, or received both CBD and THC therapies. Both groups that received CBD healed faster than those who healed naturally. THC did not seem to influence the healing process. Researcher Yankel Gabet explains, "We found that CBD alone makes bones stronger during healing, enhancing the maturation of the collagenous matrix, which provides the basis for new mineralization of bone tissue… After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future."

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Medical Marijuana and the Acceleration of Bone Healing

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A new study from Tel Aviv University and published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests CBD-based medicines accelerate the healing of broken bones. In the study from TVU's Bone Research Laboratory, researchers led by Dr. Yankel Gabet administered CBD to rats, whose bones now only healed more rapidly, but also became stronger as an end result. In previous studies, CBD was already found to be a safe medication. Gabet said to the Times of Israel, "...we should continue this line of study in clinical trials to assess its usefulness in improving human fracture healing."

These results are encouraging, but they leave much to be desired when it comes to medical marijuana research. We ask you to journal daily for whatever symptom you're treating, so that we can use your anonymous information to contribute to a better understanding of marijuana in the  medical community. With your help, we can learn more about the safety and efficacy surrounding medical cannabis. This information has been provided in part by Marijuana Health and Wellness and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.