On February 4, 2016, the FDA issued warning letters to eight companies selling products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from cannabis (also known as marijuana). In the U.S., cannabidiol is not permitted to be sold as an ingredient in dietary supplements.
Unlike other compounds found in cannabis, such as THC, cannabidiol is not a psychoactive compound. Preliminary evidence suggests cannabidiol may modestly reduce anxiety, and certain measures of dystonia (a movement disorder) and glaucoma in some people (Health Canada 2013). In the U.S. cannabidiol has been authorized for investigation as a new drug for cancer pain and a rare form of epilepsy, Dravet's syndrome. Cannabidiol appears to be a controlled substance in Canada.
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Dose of Nature
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Michigan Herbal Remedies
I have been taking the CBD oil for about 6 month and it is probably too soon to know if there is any effect on relapses. And ultimately there would not be any way of me knowing if the CBD oil is preventing relapses as I have been free of new relapses for almost two years and am very proactive with many different therapies. But I do know that things improved for me within days of starting the CBD oil and I have experimented with the dosage and when I drop the dosage a bit, my symptoms worsen and get better as I increase the dosage back to the daily dosage that I find works for me.
Cannabinoids/marijuana/cannabis wipes away pain from spasms and pain from doing things in our daily lives...I'm talking real, serious physical pain. I was dealing with excruciating facial pain a couple of weeks ago and it totally relieved the pain. It helps so much.
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It has to be working on nerves. What's more it is working on nerves which have no voluntary control. I had an email exchange with Barbara Turnbull, who has since died. She told me she used to have whole-body spasms, which were obviously not in any way voluntary, since she could not move below the neck. After a very low dose of marijuana smoke (her description was "one puff") they would stop.
When I have had the cannabis under-the-tongue spray my piano playing (by ear) is noticeably better. This may sound subjective, but it also has been noticed by my wife, without any prompting. If you heard my playing at different times during the day you would see what a range of flexibility, accuracy and sense of time I go through as the day progresses, until it is not worth the effort.
With the spray, I can do more than I can at the best of times without it. I'm sure this is measurable, though it might only be measurable in musicians or people doing similar tasks. I have often thought musicians can be like coal-mine canaries, demonstrating the effect of different substances on fine motor-control. All that is necessary is to develop a standardized test, and you would have an easy way to test the effects of cannabis compounds.
Gene Krupa played much better when he used cannabis, and that got him in trouble, as a member of Benny Goodman's band in the 1930s and 1940s. He was a drummer. His like has not been seen since.
Not a doctor.
I want to do a test with that hand held device that you squeeze and gives your grip strength. I want to do it before and after I have mj meds and see what the difference is, then it's not subjective...think that would work for an experiment...?
The relief from extreme pain is real...I don't take anything else that can be attributed to the relief.
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