By Curtis Howell, August 8, 2015
Cannabinoid (CBD) – a non-psychoactive constituent in the cannabis plant is considered a “Safe Drug” by Director, Nora Volkow, of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Nora Volkow called it “a safe drug with no addictive effects” commenting in The Huffington Post.
Volkow continued to acknowledge the benefits of CBD when she acknowledged, “[P]reliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions.”
Many different therapeutic effects
It has been well documented by pre-clinical studies to have many different therapeutic effects, such as slowing tumor growth, bone-stimulating activity, and anti-diabetic properties. Many Clinical studies and observational trials have found CBD to help with many different disorders such as, anxiety, seizures, schizophrenia, biopolar, and anti-seizure activity in humans. When used by healthy subjects in safety trials it has been confirmed the substance is “safe and well tolerated”.
State and federal law
Only fifteen states have made laws to authorize the use of high CBD formulated extracts for therapeutic use. Most states are strict in what they allow the medicine to be distributed for such as, cancer, glauoma, and epilepsy.
Currently federal law classifies CBD as a Schedule I controlled substance with “a high potential for abuse… whoever many believe that it won’t be long before the cannabis war is over. In fact, Washington DC may be the next with recreational dispensaries. That’s right, our Nation’s Capital legally distributing marijuana for recreational use. If that’s not enough to settle the debate in congress over the 50 year marijuana war that has failed since day one, then what is?
None the less, CBD is quickly becoming known and used by millions who suffer from many types of conditions. It’s inevitable that the government can no longer deny the people of their safe natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals with worse side effects than the condition they’re fighting.