What is CBD ? Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the most common non-psychoactive cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, occurring in the largest concentrations after THC and THCa. As we know from my previous WEED SCIENCE - "THC" article, the reason THC is psychoactive is because it interacts with the CB1 receptor. CBD, on the other hand, has ZERO interaction with the CB1 receptor and instead uses a collection of the other receptor sites. Also found, in an interesting reversal of CBD's ability to calm THC psychoactivity, there is a way to transform CBD into THC. Evidence shows that CBD is like THC in that it will breakdown into the heavily sedating CBN.
Formula : CH O
Molecular Mass : 314.2246 g/mol
Decarboxylation Point : 115 - 145 °C (293 °F)
Boiling Point : 180 °C (356 °F)
Lethal Dose (LD50) : 50 mg/kg for mice (Compare to Nicotine for mice - 50 mg/kg, for humans - 0.5-1 mg/kg)
Antibacterial - slows bacterial growth
Anti-Diabetic - CBD is the only cannabinoid identified that helps lower blood sugar levels.
Anti-Depressant - relieves symptoms of depression
Anti-Emetic - reduces vomiting and nausea
Anti-Epileptic - reduced seizures and convulsions
Anti-inflammatory - reduces inflammation systemically
Anti-Insomnia - aids with sleep
Anti-Ischemic - CBD is the ONLY cannabinoid identified that reduces the risk of artery blockage
Antipsioratic - CBD is the ONLY cannabinoid identified to treat psoriasis.
Anti-Proliferative - inhibits cancer cell growth
Antipsychotic - tranquilizing effects to relieve symptoms of psychosis, two terpenoids also help (linalool and myrecene)
Antioxidant - prevents the damage of oxidation to other molecules in the body.
Antispasmodic - suppresses muscle spasms.
Anxiolitic - CBD is the ONLY cannabinoid identified that reduces function in the immune system.
Bone Stimulant - promotes bone growth
Immunosuppressive - CBD is the ONLY cannabinoid identified that reduces function in the immune system.
Intestinal Anti-Prokinetic - CBD is the ONLY cannabinoid identified that reduces small intestine contractions.
Neuroprotective - slows damage to the nervous system and brain.
Vasorelaxant - CBD is the ONLY cannabinoid identified that reduces vascular tension.
A list of popular recommended strains and their medical uses :
FOX NEWS REPORT December 15th 2016
Some of the common atypical antipsychotics include :
The side effects of these drugs : "Although atypical antipsychotics are thought to be safer than typical antipsychotics, they still have sever side effects, including tardive dyskinesia (a serious movement disorder), neuroleptic maglignany syndrome, and increased risk of stroke, sudden cardiac death, blood clots, and diabetes."
Thank you to all the scientists, researches, cultivators, production, authors, biologists, chemists, collective owners, patients and leaders in this growing industry, all of you sharing your art makes us all better at our jobs. - #DeliciouslyDee
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for their contributions to make this cookbook extra delicious!