Cannabis is showing promising signs of helping multiple conditions, including chronic pain. In fact, it is helping people, where many pharmaceutical drugs have failed.
Most people have heard of a chemical called THC, which is the ingredient in marijuana that gets consumers high. But recently, attention has shifted to another compound in marijuana called CBD. Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high and is non-psychoactive, yet provides many medicinal benefits.
The University of Montreal, studied the results of 26 clinical trials with 1,364 subjects. All trials concluded similar results to the 2015 systematic review published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, that stated, “[C]annabinoids are safe, demonstrate a modest analgesic effect, and provide a reasonable treatment option for treatment of chronic non-cancer pain.”
A study published in The International Journal of Neurophamacology points to Cannabidiol (CBD) as a cause of neurogenesis in the brain as well. Neurogenesis in the brain plays a key role in learning and memory, and has been linked to a variety of cognitive conditions such as anxiety, depression, addiction and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.