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The Many Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD)

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • There are many medical benefits to cannabis and CBD (cannabidiol) and they are increasingly recognized by the scientific community
  • In the past six years, 10 states have legalized cannabis for adult use and the 2018 Farm Bill legalizes industrial hemp as a crop
  • As patients and the medical community embrace cannabis and CBD for pain relief, harm and even deaths from opioids will diminish
  • Los Sueños Farms outside of Pueblo, Colorado, the largest U.S. cannabis farm with 36 acres and 36,000 plants, shows how technologically advanced the industry has become
  • The existence of cannabinoid receptors in humans and other mammals, called the endocannabinoid system, gives clues to why cannabis and CBD affect so many body systems positively
  • Many industries, from Big Pharma to the alcohol, lumber, gas and oil and clothing industries, could lose profits from a booming cannabis industry

Production of cannabis is booming as the medical benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) are increasingly recognized.

According to Project CBD, at least 50 conditions are believed to be improved by CBD, including pain, seizures, muscle spasms, nausea associated with chemotherapy, digestive disorders such as colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), degenerative neurological disorders such as dystonia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and high blood pressure.


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