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Cannabidiol ( CBD ) is a cannabinoid found in cannabis . It is a major constituent of the plant, representing up to 40% in its extracts. [ 2 ] Compared to THC, cannabidiol, though psychoactive, is non-intoxicating, and is considered to have a wider scope of medical applications than THC, including to epilepsy, [ 3 ] multiple sclerosis spasms, [ 4 ] anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, [ 5 ] and nausea. Cannabidiol has displayed sedative effects in animal tests. [ 6 ] Some research, however, indicates that CBD can increase alertness. [ 7 ] It may decrease the rate of THC clearance from the body, perhaps by interfering with the metabolism of THC in the liver . Medically, it has been shown to relieve convulsion , inflammation , anxiety , and nausea , as well as inhibit cancer cell growth. [ 8 ] Recent studies have shown cannabidiol to be as effective as atypical antipsychotics in treating schizophrenia . [ 9 ] Studies have also shown that it may relieve symptoms of dystonia . [ 10 ] [ 11 ]
Here is a great bit of info iv posted that is from the cannibis growers bible by greg green which is freely available online .Peace Cannabinoids and the High The marijuana high is a complex experience. It involves a wide range of psychical, physical, and emotional responses. The high is a subjective experience based in the individual - one's personality, mood, disposition, and experience with the drug.
THERAPEUTIC USES OF CANNABIDIOL COMPOUNDS - HADASIT MEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES & DEVELOPMENT LlIMITEDThis invention relates to the use of cannabidiol compounds in therapy. The following is a list of prior art which are considered to be pertinent for describing the state of the art in the field of the invention. Acknowledgement of these references herein will at times be made by indicating their number(s) from the list below next to specific passages herein. 1. Varga, K., Lake, K., Martin, B.
Two plants strains relatively rich in cannabidiol (CBD) have been identified by an analytic test lab recently established to serve the medical cannabis industry in California. That’s two major stories in one sentence. Let’s take it from the bottom… In December a lab in the East Bay started testing samples of cannabis for pathogenic mold and the presence of three cannabinoids –THC, CBD and CBN (cannabinol). THC is the main psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant. CBD is a cannabinoid with intriguing medical potential that gets bred out of cannabis when the breeder’s goal is high THC content (as it has been in California for generations).
Antioxidant activity has been reported to be a general property of the phenolic components of marijuana. Unlike Δ 9 - THC, cannabidiol can be administered at relatively high doses without undesired toxic or psychological effects. 1 Cannabidiol at a concentration of 10 µM was neuroprotective against both excitatory neurotransmitter (glutamate) and oxidant (hydroperoxide) induced neurotoxicity. 2 1 Consroe, P., Laguna, J., Allender, J., et al . Controlled clinical trial of cannabidiol in Huntington’s disease . Pharmacol Biochem Behav 40 701-708 (1991) . 2 Hampson, A.J., Grimaldi, M., Axelrod, J., et al .