Cannabidiol (CBD)oil, also known as Cannabis or medical marijuana. There has been an increase in the use and research of CBD oil or medicinal purposes. CBD has been gaining popularity over the last few years. This is due to the effects it has been giving people that have used it. These people state how effective it has been on their health whether from illness such as cancer to conditions of epilepsy. CBD comes from both the Hemp plant and the Sativa plant. The Sativa carries two components the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the Cannabidiol. THC is the psychoactive component which gives people the “big high”. The CBD part is what is said to be medicinal. This is the portion being used for pain control, anxiety, seizures, cancer progression and much more (Welty, T.E., &
Luebke, A., 2014).
Controversies on CBD are :
- Not enough research done on the CBD effects
- No funding for research
- CBD is stigmatized as a recreational drug
- It has a psychoactive component
- Conventional medication being used in its place
- Still illegal at the federal level (Welty, T.E., &
Luebke, A., 2014).
some research has shown how people including children have suffered from epilepsy, with multiple seizures decreased in the amount of seizures a day and were able to continue their activities of daily living. This is just one of the many benefits CBD is said to treat, along with the relief of pain, anxiety, cancer or cancer related symptoms, etc. Although benefits are being seen, there is still a question of whether Cannabidiol Oil (CBD) is effective in treating a variety of conditions, both mental and physical.
In conclusion, the therapeutic effects of CBD seem to outweigh any adverse affects or negativity surrounding this substance. It helps with many conditions such as, inflammation, psychosis, anxiety, decreases tumors and has anticonvulsant properties (Smith, K., 2019). Although we have research done on the effects of CBD, more research is needed to confirm this.
Welty, T.E., Luebke, A., & Gidal, B.E. (2014, September-October). Cannabidiol:promise & pitfalls. American Epilepsy Society, 14(5):250-252. doi:10.5698/1535-7597-14.5.250
Smith,K. (2019). What is CBD oil. Environmental Nutrition. Retrieved August 18, 2019 from library.neit.edu/2216