The United States government announced that it will spend $3 million to study whether or not cannabidiol (CBD), a marijuana compound, can relieve pain.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a component of cannabis. You may know this plant by the more familiar term marijuana. CBD is the most-studied compound from this plant for medical purposes. Its success in treating certain symptoms is why CBD oil has been legalized in most states even if medical marijuana is still illegal.
Part of this reason is that CBD doesn’t get you high. But just what does CBD oil do in the brain and body? Let’s break down the science.
On Monday Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed two measure that expands the state’s medical-marijuana program while cementing it into law.
The United States Government has agreed to allow for the largest crop of marijuana being grown for research in five years, a direct response to the increased interest in marijuana and its compounds such as THC and CBD.
According to a report by Reuters, industry experts say that a new licensing process for legal cannabis producers in Canada limits the ability of smaller companies to attract investment, which could leave the fledgling industry dominated wealthy companies.
The rule changes for licensing came about after Health Canada, the federal health agency in charge of the licensing process, was swamped by applications for licensed producers, putting a strain on its resources and causing months of delays for applicants. The agency has received over 800 applications for cannabis licenses since 2013. Of those, 457 passed the initial paper-based review, but 70% of them have yet to show evidence they have built a facility.
After the legalization of cannabis in most states, the use of CBD has greatly increased. As a result, you will realize the use of CBD in many places such as health stores, and coffee shops, among other places. Additionally, the CBD is currently being mixed with drinks, lotions, and cocktails. For this reason, it is now readily and easily available on the market.