CBD USER’S MANUAL
In 2009, a few of CBD-rich cannabis strains were identified in Northern California, America’s cannabis breadbasket. Certified patients could access medical marijuana legally in California since 1996. Scientists began experimenting with CBD-rich cannabis as a therapy for various medical conditions.
The presence of whole plant CBD-rich oil as a grassroots therapeutic option has changed the national conversation about cannabis. It’s no longer a question of whether medical marijuana works—today the key question is how to use cannabis for the maximum therapeutic benefit. But most health professionals have little experience in this area. So Project CBD has created a CBD User’s Manual for patients that address key questions about cannabidiol and cannabis therapeutics.
Some of the questions covered are:
What is the optimal dosage of CBD?
What is the best way to take CBD?
Can CBD cure epilepsy?
Does CBD have side effects?
And much more...
WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC.
Scientific and clinical research—much of it sponsored by the US government—underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD,
CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and in Europe. Further evidence suggests that CBD is safe even at high doses.
Cannabis therapeutics is personalized medicine. The right treatment regimen depends on the person and condition being treated.
“Dosage is everything”—Paracelsus
Decide how you want to take cannabis. Cannabis oil is available in sprays, capsules, edibles and other products.
Begin with a low dose especially if you have little or no experience with cannabis.
Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose.
Use the same dose and ratio for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the ratio or amount.
Don’t overdo it. “Less is more” is often the case with cannabis therapeutics.
Consult your health counselor. Proceed cautiously, especially if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, mental illness, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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