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CBD

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of over eighty cannabinoids that have been so far identified in cannabis by scientists. Of these compounds, CBD and psychoactive THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied.

Huge Therapeutic Potential

Dozens of studies have been carried out during past 15–20 years confirming a whole range of beneficial effects of CBD on human health. Let us just name a few: analgesic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic, neuroprotective, and it appears that even antitumorous. Among patients who find CBD helpful in managing their diseases are people suffering from e. g. multiple sclerosis, psychosis, various types of epilepsy, and even neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

Entourage Effect

Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, a living legend of cannabis research, published a paper in 1999, in which he for the first time argued that the interactive synergy between marijuana compounds has significantly higher therapeutic potential than administering individually isolated compounds. This has been called the “entourage effect” in cannabis since then, and nowadays science and patients’ experiences are showing us that different diseases require different cannabinoids (and other compounds found in cannabis) in different amounts. The most discussed synergy is the one between THC and CBD and their ratios. The strains listed in this category contain between 0–5 %, 6-10 %, 11-15 %, 16-20 % and 21 or more % of CBD.

CBD