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Cannabis Has Been Used Since Ancient Times

Cannabis-as-medicineSince ancient times, cannabis has played an important role in humanity’s development. For thousands of years, cannabis was not only legal, but an important crop among cultures throughout history, and held commercial, medicinal, and spiritual value.

Prior to 1937 in the United States (and 1928 in the United Kingdom), cannabis had enjoyed a 5,000 year run as a therapeutic plant with no history of illegality.

The Endocannabinoid System

Cannabinoid cb1 cb2 receptorsAll Mammals on the planet have an Endocannabinoid System or ECS with receptors in our bodies that recognize cannabis compounds.

The ECS has CB1 receptors in the brain and nervous system and CB2 receptors in the gut organs and immune system. The ECS is one of the largest receptor systems in the body.

The job of the ECS is to help maintain homeostasis, meaning balance. The chemical compounds that bind to ECS receptors are called cannabinoids.

There is a strong theory among some researchers that ECS deficiency may contribute to disease. This may explain why cannabinoids are effective at relieving certain conditions like epilepsy.

Reasons People Use CBD

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  • Conventional medicine fails to provide relief
  • Serious side-effects from prescription medications
  • Reduce prescription drug dependency
  • Some diseases have few treatment options
  • Prevention Therapy

CBD has been researched by experts all across the world. There are thousands of published studies relating to CBD and it effects on conditions like cancer, anxiety, inflammation, chronic pain, PTSD, epilepsy and more. These studies seem to indicate that CBD shows promise in having a positive effect on how the body deals with the symptoms of such ailments.

Source: pubmed.gov  – search “CBD”  or for example “CBD Epilepsy”.

The good news is there are no serious side effects of taking CBD, and it is not considered addictive. In fact, the World Anti-Doping Agency recently removed CBD from their banned substances list in January 2018, which is great news for athletes.

Starting Doses

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Cannabis is not one-size-fits-all, but there is a size for everyone. Start with 1mg per 10 lbs of body weight.

  • 2 – 10mg above 150 lbs
  • 2 – 5mg below 150 lbs

It may take days or even weeks of slow increases to determine the therapeutic level that is right for you.