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CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis CBD is one of over 60

compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules


called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are
usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore
the most recognized and studied. CBD is nonpsychoactive Unlike
THC, CBD does not cause a high. While this makes CBD a poor
choice for recreational users, it gives the chemical a significant
advantage as a medicine, since health professionals prefer
treatments with minimal side effects. CBD is nonpsychoactive
because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. These
pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the
brain and are responsible for the mind altering effects of THC.
Reduces nausea and vomiting Suppresses seizure activity
Combats psychosis disorders Combats inflammatory disorders
Combats neurodegenerative disorders Combats tumor and cancer
cells Combats anxiety and depression disorders Unfortunately,
most of this evidence comes from animals, since very few studies
on CBD have been carried out in human patients. CBD reduces
the negative effects of THC CBD seems to offer natural protection
against the marijuana high. Numerous studies suggest that CBD

acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory


impairment and paranoia. CBD also appears to counteract the
sleep inducing effects of THC, which may explain why some
strains of cannabis are known to increase alertness. Both CBD and
THC have been found to present no risk of lethal overdose.
However, to reduce potential side effects, medical users may be
better off using cannabis with higher levels of CBD. CBD is still
illegal Even though CBD shows much promise as a medicine, it
remains illegal in many parts of the world. THC is one of more
than 60 active ingredients in cannabis. Despite being the most
recognized ingredient in marijuana, THC is just one of many
compounds in the plant with known medical uses. THC can
protect brain cells and stimulate their growth. THC has been
proven to have a number of positive effects on brain cells.
Whereas most recreational drugs are neurotoxic, THC is
considered a neuroprotectant, meaning it can protect brain cells
from damage caused by things like inflammation and oxidative
stress. Health Benefits of Cannabis It can be used to treat
Glaucoma. Marijuana use can be used to treat and prevent the
eye disease glaucoma, which increases pressure in the eyeball,

damaging the optic nerve and causing loss of vision. These effects
of the drug may slow the progression of the disease, preventing
blindness. It can help control epileptic seizures. It may decrease
anxiety. Medical marijuana users claim the drug helps relieve pain
and suppress nausea the two main reasons it's often used to
relieve the side effects of chemotherapy. Beware, though, higher
doses may increase anxiety and make you paranoid. THC slows
the progression of Alzheimer's disease. THC, the active chemical
in marijuana, slows the formation of amyloid plaques by blocking
the enzyme in the brain that makes them. These plaques are
what kill brain cells and cause Alzheimers. It keeps you skinny
and helps your metabolism. Marijuana can help people trying to
cut back on drinking. Marijuana is safer than alcohol. Because it's
much less addictive and doesn't cause nearly as much physical
damage. Marijuana's primary active compound, THC, stimulates
neurons that are not normally activated, heightening your senses.
When you get the "Munchies," Neurons influenced by
cannabinoids witch gears, sending out "HUNGER" signals instead
of "FULL" signals.

A joint can do more damage than a cigarette puff for puff, as pot
smokers tend to expose their lungs to more tar.
Your lungs also get worse at filtering out dust and bacteria, which
can result in bronchitis and excess phlegm production.
The THC in marijuana helps suppress an upset stomach and
vomiting.
Weed can lower testosterone levels, and some studies suggest it
can even lead to erectile dysfunction.
Men who smoke pot are also nearly twice as likely to have
abnormal sperm, and use in women has been linked to ovulatory
abnormalities.