The Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) Story

This is the Cannabidiol (CBD OIl) Story. Cannabis has been around for centuries. Cannabis is the only known plant to consist of cannabidiol. Humans are the only animal to consist of endocannabinoid receptors. This creates the perfect marriage.

The endocannabinoid receptor system—a system in the body consisting of receptors, molecules that activate those receptors, and enzymes that synthesize and degrade those molecules. This critically important system of receptors and endogenous neurotransmitters both provide a rationale for the action of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and offered tools to allow scientists to explore the mechanism of action of THC and other cannabinoids. As a result of their using cannabis for symptom relief, patients using cannabis for medical purposes were being arrested by police and subsequently absolved by juries, leading to concerns that seriously-ill patients were not being treated with compassion and that the law was being brought into disrepute. This has now change with the introduction of the Farm Bill. The farm bill allows farmers to grow hemp across the country.

CBD-rich cannabis has a long history of being used to treat health problems. Queen Victoria used CBD-rich cannabis for menstrual cramps in the 19th century. Animal studies had long suggested that CBD lessens anxiety and reduces the severity and frequency of seizures. But, up until a few years ago, CBD rich strainswere generally not available to cannabis users in California and other areas. Generations of breeding marijuana for maximum THC and a strong “high” had reduced the CBD to trace amounts in most cannabis strains in Northern California, America’s cannabis breadbasket.

Dr. Tod Mikuriya, founder of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, expressed hope that “our Burbanks in the hills” of Northern California would develop CBD-rich strains if and when analytic labs began serving the medical cannabis industry.

As the years went by, more and more promising scientific studies involving CBD were described at meetings of the ICRS, the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicine, and Patients Out of Time. Some California doctors kept abreast of the research and O’Shaughnessy’s reported on it, but we were merely observers, not participants, until the fall of 2009, when Oakland’s Steep Hill Laboratory tested cannabis samples provided by Harborside Health Center and found a few strains with more CBD than THC.

Before long, several dozen labs in medical marijuana states were calibrating cannabinoid ratios and identifying the occasional CBD-rich strain. For data collection purposes, we initially defined “CBD-rich” as 4% or more by dry weight. In addition to balanced strains with roughly equal amounts of CBD and THC, a handful of CBD-dominant strains—with 20-to-1 CBD:THC ratios or higher were discovered, fostering a cottage industry of CBD-rich concentrates, oil extracts, and other CBD-rich products.

Skip to 2017 and CBD in the Hemp Flower was found to be just as effective with no THC. What does this mean? It means the medicinal effects of cannabidiol (CBD) without any psychotropic effects. It doesn’t get you high and/or stoned. It also has proven to provide higher efficacy rates.

CBD helps for all ailments.

Hello, I am Stu Kaufman the owner of Natural Love Oil. If you have any questions or comments regarding what you just read or CBD oil in general please email me. email: Kaufman.stu@gmail.com