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ABC's of CBD

There are hundreds of useful compounds in cannabis. THC gets the most attention for its psychotropic effect. However, the compound best known for its medical use is CBD (Cannabidiol). Although CBD works better as a compound with THC, its effects can still be harnessed by itself.  

CBD has been found to be helpful in treating illnesses such as autism, anxiety, psychosis, depression, insomnia, pain, and cancer just to name a few. Pets that we love so dearly can also be affected by seizures, cancer, arthritis, etc. and there are CBD products to cater to animals as well. 

Although it being a problem for research here in the U.S. due to its Schedule 1 Status, investigations into the subject have been done in countries such as Israel and the UK. Being only one of three countries to have a medical cannabis unit in their ministry of health along with Canada and the Netherlands, Israel remains to be the ground zero for Cannabis research. 

One of the best know CBD products is the oil known as Charlotte's Web. In an instance, a young girl named Clara Figi suffered from Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy, since she was 3 months old. Marijuana's extract CBD being the last resort to her getting better, she went from having 300 seizures a week to about one with a daily intake of CBD oil.  Patients are now more pleased that they are learning they can fight their horrible illnesses with a medicine that doesn't add damage to their liver or kidneys.