Study: Cannabis Improves Healing of Broken Bones, Makes them Harder to Break

boneCannabis greatly improves the healing process of broken bones, and makes the bones harder to break in the future, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

For the study, two sets of rats were injected with the cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD), and with a combination of CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Although the combination of THC and CBD was effective in improving bone healing, researchers “found that CBD alone makes bones stronger during healing, enhancing the maturation of the collagenous matrix, which provides the basis for new mineralization of bone tissue,” according to Dr. Yankel Gabet of Tel Aviv University, who led the study.

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New Study: Cannabis Enhances Skeletal Healing

AdministrationWTCannabis of the cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) leads to enhanced bone fracture healing, according to a study being published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and published online ahead of print by the National Institute of Health.

“Cannabinoid ligands regulate bone mass, but skeletal effects of cannabis (marijuana and hashish) have not been reported”, states the study’s abstract. “Bone fractures are highly prevalent, involving prolonged immobilization and discomfort. Here we report that the major non-psychoactive cannabis constituent, cannabidiol (CBD), enhances the biomechanical properties of healing rat mid-femoral fractures.”

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