The ABC’s of CBD

Alot of Big Controversy about CBD.

Project CBD shares with us that  CBD is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, and should not be mistaken for “pot”. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammationpainanxietypsychosisseizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.

The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence concluded  that “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.”

Conversely, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says that CBD must be treated the same as THC and other cannabinoids from a cannabis plant, and it should remain a Schedule I drug.

As a child of the 70’s, I know marijuana. As a mom  in Colorado, I experienced the 180 degree turnabout of talking to the kids about a substance that was once illegal but now is not in 29 states. As an RN and a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, I embrace the value of sharing knowledge about the endocannabinoid system and the safe use of herbal products in standard nursing practice.

For me, CBD is a food. And food can be powerful medicine. And I can’t help but dream of a world where opioids have some major competition.

 

 

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