Can Marijuana Help The Opioid Crisis?

CBD, a compound of marijuana, is being researched as an alternative to opioids for chronic pain and opiate addiction. The interesting thing about CBD is that it doesn’t get you high. THC, another compound found in marijuana is what actually causes the high effect. Unfortunately, CBD is still labeled as high potential for abuse by the DEA. In 2017, President Trump declared the opioid addiction epidemic a public health emergency citing it as the leading cause of lethal drug overdose in the same year. Many studies have already suggested marijuana as a good non-addictive alternative to opioids and chronic pain. Most recently CBD is being looked at as a viable and promising aid for opioids addict

Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD is a compound found in marijuana known for its therapeutic benefits in treating many diseases. CBD is different than THC, also a compound found in marijuana, because it has low toxicity, meaning its mind-altering effects are next to nothing. THC, on the other hand is what causes those mind-altering effects of marijuana consumption. The fact that CBD is a non psychoactive component makes it an ideal treatment for the following. Pain and Inflammation CBD oil prevents inflammation and pain in rodents and can’t develop dependency and tolerance issues according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. This is great research to back CBD as a treatment for chronic pain. Anx

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