Medical Marijuana is legal in Montana and 20 other states and legislation is pending in 15 other states. I know several people that use medical marijuana with benefit to them. One of the common complaints is that marijuana helps greatly with their symptoms but most of the time they prefer not to get "high".
Cannabidiol is the answer. It is up to 40% of the active components in marijuana, but it has no psycho active properties, so no getting "stoned". It is considered to have a wider scope of therapeutic activity of any of the other 60+ compounds in marijuana.
A literature review from 2009 recapped CBD’s documented capabilities as an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), antipsychotic, antiepileptic, neuroprotectant, vasorelaxant (lower blood pressure), antispasmodic, anti-ischemic, anti-cancer agent, antiemetic, antibacterial agent, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and even as a means to stimulate bone growth. CBD has also been shown to strengthen and improve the efficiency of mitochondria, the “powerhouses” of your cells that are responsible for ensuring that your cells work the way they should.
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I have also learned about a US company, Kannaway, that is distributing Cannabidiol products. It is legal in the US to purchase CBD.
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Kannaway has a great selection of products. I have found the "Beauty Defined" salve to greatly reduce muscle tension within minutes. The "Hemp Vap" helps people relax and stabilize mood. There is a wide selection of skin care products, all have as a base, an ancient asian herbal formula "Bi Bong" plus CBD rich hemp oil. An Anti-aging formula is also available along with a line of skin care products, energy chews and more.
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