More and more studies have shown the positive effects of cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis plants, in managing anxiety, movement disorders, and pain. That’s why in recent years, many states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and more are following suit.
The Power of Cannabidiol
CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in marijuana, and it is present in high concentrations. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychoactive. Meaning, it will not make the user “high” while delivering the many health benefits of the cannabis plant. It is deemed safe for those who want to reduce their anxiety, manage their seizures and other neurological disorders, and relieve their pain.
Medical Marijuana for Pain Relief
Instead of taking pills for pain relief, marijuana is a highly recommended alternative. Whole Leaf and other cannabis companies in the US vouch that the sedative effect of marijuana is helpful in alleviating pain, specifically chronic pain which can only be relieved by opiates.
Marijuana is preferable to opiates because there is no risk for overdose. Some medical experts even claim that it works better than synthetic painkillers. However, marijuana has limited benefits in post-surgical pain, the acute pain of a …