Seven Possible Health Advantages of Cannabis

Cannabis is a multifaceted, historical, and even contentious plant. Cannabis has exploded into a variety of goods and businesses thanks to its adaptability and utility, particularly in the medical sector.

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A brief overview of cannabis

Although there is a lot of science involved in comprehending cannabis, we’ll try to make it as simple as possible: Cannabinoids, the group of molecules that make up cannabis, number in the hundreds. The two most well-known and extensively studied cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The “high” that many people identify with cannabis is caused by THC, whereas CBD is a non-euphoric, non-intoxicating ingredient that is used in beverages, oils, candies, and other medical goods.

What health benefits might CBD provide?

Without a doubt, CBD has grown in popularity and given rise to a new sector. At JWU, you may even pursue a degree in Cannabis Entrepreneurship*. Although there is still much to learn about the medicinal applications of CBD, some encouraging findings have already been made. These are seven health benefits of CBD that have been demonstrated.

1. Reducing blood pressure

In a 2017 JCI Insight research, participants’ blood pressure was observed to drop when using CBD. It lowered their blood pressure both at rest and during stress tests such as the cold pressor test, isometric exercise, and mental arithmetic.

2. Diminishing Inflammation

A research by the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research found that CBD can help decrease inflammation and the neuropathic pain it can cause.

3. Preventing drug and alcohol addiction relapses

According to a 2018 study, CBD may be helpful for those who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. CBD was shown to lessen stress-induced cravings, anxiety, and loss of impulse control in a preclinical research involving lab rats. These factors are known to frequently lead to relapses.

4. Handling problems of anxiety

Probably the most prevalent condition for which patients have taken CBD is anxiety. According to a preclinical research, CBD may be useful in treating panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

5. Taking care of digestive (GI) issues

According to a new study, GI illnesses including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and more can be successfully prevented and treated with CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids. The anti-inflammatory qualities of CBD are essential for symptom prevention and reduction.

6. Avoiding convulsions

A recent study shown that CBD can be beneficial in lowering symptoms and seizure frequency. Decades of research have been conducted on the use of CBD to treat epilepsy and other seizure diseases.

7. Combating cancer

In addition to being used to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy, research on cervical cancer cell lines has revealed that CBD has a number of anti-cancer properties that can help treat tumors, prevent cancer of various kinds, and strengthen the immune system. It can also stop cell growth and induce cell death in these cell lines.

There are still additional benefits being investigated and evaluated, in addition to these seven. Our goal is for our new Cannabis Entrepreneurship program students to be instrumental in shaping this industry’s future.