Cannabidiol Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 85 cannabinoids found in cannabis. It is a major constituent of the plant, second to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and represents up to 40% in its extracts. Compared with THC, cannabidiol is psychoactive but not intoxicating, and is considered to have a wider scope of medical applications than THC, including to epilepsy, multiple sclerosis spasms, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, nausea, convulsion and inflammation, as well as inhibiting cancer cell growth. There is some preclinical evidence from studies in animals that suggests CBD may modestly reduce the clearance of THC from the body by interfering with its metabolism. Cannabidiol has displayed sedative effects in animal tests. Other research indicates that CBD increases alertness. CBD has been shown to reduce growth of aggressive human breast cancer cells in vitro, and to reduce their invasiveness. Clinical applications
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THERAPEUTIC USES OF CANNABIDIOL COMPOUNDS - HADASIT MEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES & DEVELOPMENT LlIMITED This 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.
Fred Gardner: Cannabidiol Now! 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).
Cannabidiol (CAS 13956-29-1) || Cayman Chemical Cayman Chemical Item Number 90080 Cannabidiol (CAS 13956-29-1) Description Antioxidant activity has been reported to be a general property of the phenolic components of marijuana. Unlike Δ9-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.