Continued Research of Cannabis’ Medical Applications Yields New Possibilities

NEW YORK, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Health officials around the world have begun to reevaluate the efficacy of traditionally prescribed medicines. With the growing concern over opioid addiction as well as other harmful medicines, cannabis has come into the spotlight as a viable treatment option. Specifically, cannabidiol or CBD, a cannabis compound, has become increasingly popular across the world. CBD is derived from the hemp plant, which falls under the cannabis family. However, unlike its counterpart, marijuana, hemp’s main component is CBD. Through scientific studies, researchers have concluded that CBD has no mind-altering effects on the user. On the other hand, marijuana’s dominant component is THC, which is known to cause psychoactive effects. As a result, CBD has become more popularized, while THC-based remedies still remain in a grey area. Certain regions that have legalized the medical use of cannabis authorize the use of THC for select applications,

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