“Cannabidiol offers hope of a non-toxic therapy that could treat aggressive forms of cancer without any of the painful side effects of chemotherapy,” says Dr. Sean McAllister of Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco
It’s thought that the internal anti-inflammatory properties of CBD also hold true when it’s applied topically. The ingredient is believed to help calm redness and irritation.
61.1% of the seniors that tried CBD said that it helped reduce their pain, and 45.6% reported improved sleep quality. Seniors also reported having reduced anxiety, stress relief, and a more positive mood.
Hemp has wide-ranging applications in many industries, but it has attracted particular interest in the wellness industry because of its abundance of phytochemicals, and in particular, its high content of cannabinoids — like CBD — which are proving to have many uses for pain relief, inflammation reduction, general mood improvement and much more.
Here’s a look at what a handful of scientific studies have found in recent years concerning CBD’s medical usefulness.
“…know that all hemp CBD oils are not created equal! A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found nearly 70 percent of hemp CBD oil sold online was mislabeled.”
Opioid-sparing CBD helps physicians lower dose, duration, and frequency of opioid use for Migraine and Chronic Pain. Case example: “Within three months I was able to get rid of the Vicodin. Within six months I was preventing my migraines altogether and I have not had a migraine in six years,”
Farmers grew more than 78,000 acres of legal hemp last year, the advocacy group VoteHemp reported. In 2017, they grew about 26,000 acres and in 2016, the total was less than 10,000 acres.
“It’s one more step, but in this case it’s a big step for Pennsylvania farmers who are certainly seeking alternatives in new rotational crops”