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Can CBD Cure Seizures?

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CBD or Cannibidoil as it is also know as is an essential psychoactive element found in the cannabis plant. This element is considered much ‘cleaner’ than THC tetrahydrocannabinol and is known to have properties that can cure chronic ailments such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, seizures and cancer. With the spotlight having been turned on this new and alternative treatment method, more and more people are taking a keen interest to find out whether CBD can really cure seizures.

Being the second leading active ingredient in the cannabis plant after THC, CBD does not produce a natural ‘high’ like THC but it is known to contain very essential properties that have drastically reduced effects of conditions like epilepsy and anxiety. So just how can you cure seizures with CBD? The truth is, you will have to consult a qualified medical practitioner for his/her expert advice on that however, I will share with you a few fundamental reasons why you should consider using CBD for treatment of seizures.

First, it is important to understand that CBD lacks a lot of noticeable effects when used alone,however, it produces a calm, soothing effect when used together with THC. This calming, soothing effect has been proved to reduce memory loss, paranoia and anxiety. However, the only drawback is you getting intoxicated.

The good news however is that there are different strains of CBD found in the cannabis plant that don’t have to be combined with THC for treatment. Cannabis plants high in CBD strains are fast gaining popularity since the amazing recovery story of Charlotte Figi. Figi suffers from a rare condition known as Dravet’s syndrome and before her treatment with CBD was having up to 300 seizures everyday!

Since changing her treatment to include CBD, Charlotte’s seizure have drastically reduces to one or two a month! She might not be full cured, however, this gives hope to other sufferers that there could be light at the end of tunnel. The good news is that Charlotte’s is just one of many success stories with CBD and they cure of seizures.

Today, more funds are being poured into the research and development of even higher quality CBD strains. Charlotte’s story seemed to have been the catalyst that has given medical scientists fighting degenerative diseases a new lease of life. So far preliminary findings show that CBD can treat chronic pain, anxiety, nausea, cancer, heart problems amongst other diseases.

Dr. Sean McAllister of the California Pacific Medical Center has also proved in his research that CBD can be used to suppress colon tumors in mice and kill breast cancer cells. No tests have been on humans. One thing is certain, there is a whole lot more to cannabis use than just for recreational purposes. It won’t be long before CBD will cure seizures and other diseases.

Legalization of Marijuana In Colorado – Good Or Bad Decision?

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A debate that won’t end anytime soon is the recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado and whether it was a good decision. Cannabis has long been considered a harmful substance and has been associated with unruly people until recent discoveries proved that this ‘herb’ has very essential healing properties in it.

It’s almost two weeks since the cannabis law came into being and already recreational marijuana sales have exceed $5 million!. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg, state authorities foresee a $600 million wholesale and retail turnover by the end of the year.

So just why is there a lot of hullabaloo surrounding Colorado’s move? Well, like with anything in life, there will always be proponents and opponents. In this case, opponents of this move have actually put up a very strong defense against why they think this is not only a wrong move for the state but for the entire nation.

First of all, marijuana or cannabis as most people know it is the most accessible street drug in America. 48% of  Americans surveyed said they have experimented with drug and 6.5% of high school seniors admit to using it daily. Medical Marijuana on the other hand is known to help in the cure of diseases like cancer, glaucoma even menstrual cramps, however their according to major bone of contention is that both short and long term use of cannabis will result in harming the body and the mind.

Proponents of the legalization of marijuana on the other hand think otherwise. Most agree that the medicals benefits far outweigh the negatives and that the move was long overdue. When it comes to the treatment of symptoms of AIDS, cancer and glaucoma, proponents are all in agreement that cannabis helps greatly with with this.

Bottom line: You have full responsibility over your health. In rare cases like this, some drugs have benefits which outweigh their risk. Cannabis just happens to be one of them. Do you agree We would like to hear your thoughts on this.