Needless to say, we are all aware of the potential health benefits of marijuana. Most recently, if you have been keeping up with the little green plant in the news, you will also understand how its perceived benefits have been making global headlines. Recently, the world’s first clinical study of marijuana’s effects on brain tumors started in Australia, while Epidiolex was introduced as an uncontrolled substance on the United States market. In fact, since the 1970s, doctors and researchers have praised the fragrant herb for its impact on cancer and AIDS, two reasons the medical debate started in the first place. So why does the less psychoactive cannabinoid CBD play such a central role in treatment for various illnesses and why is it appreciated as an alternative medication? Let’s take a closer look and find out.

CBD’s Benefits

Overall, CBD (also known as cannabidiol) has quite a lot of benefits, besides its contribution to protecting the plants. Overall, doctors have discovered that CBD might have particularly strong effects as an anti-anxiety medication, particularly for cases of anxiety and mood, and some researchers believe this drug could possibly alleviate traumatic memories, as well. Likewise, as stated before, scientists believe the drug Epidiolex (completely CBD-based) can ease rare varieties of epilepsy (including Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) and is currently the subject of a study on schizophrenia and psychosis treatment.

Does CBD Make You High?

WHY CBD OIL IS APPRECIATED AS AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF MEDICATIONOf course, the ultimate question anyone (whether you are recovering addict or not) might have about this substance is whether or note cannabidiol can get you high. While it does not produce a high like THC, CBD is still a mind-altering substance, but it promotes energy and wellness over feeling tired and uncomfortable. For example, if a person feels queasy or sleepy, this individual may feel a little more energetic after consuming the drug. However, keep in mind that the collection of research conducted on CBD (and the entire little green plant for that matter) is continuously growing, so always exercise caution before trying an alternative medicine (particularly one derived from a psychoactive plant).

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