On a request from the United Nations, which is exploring how to categorize CBD and various other drugs according to the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a public request for comment on the positives and Negatives of CBD. In the request the FDA acknowledged CBD's medical potential:
According to a new study in The Journal of General Practice, as Reported in The Daily Chronic, CBD could help slow the progression of ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Leafly recently dove into the question of sex and CBD. Although you're probably more likely to think of THC before CBD when the question of sex comes up because of its psychoactive traits, CBD can make sex more pleasurable and relaxing due to its unique qualities. CBD may not bring the 'party' to playtime like THC does, but Leafly points out that CBD can help with pain, anxiety, and lack of lubrication, all factors that can quickly kill the mood.
42% of CBD Users Stopped Taking Traditional Meds to Treat Insomnia, Joint Pain, Depression, Etc. in Largest Survey to Date
Out of a surveyed sample of 2,400 members of the world's largest online cannabis community, HelloMD, an impressive 42% percent found CBD effective enough that they ceased using their traditional over-the-counter and prescription medications to treat conditions such as insomnia, depression, and joint pain, reports Forbes:
Tucson, Arizona news reports how young girl Annalise Lujan, 12, used CBD to alleviate her from symptoms she had been suffering with for months. Annalise was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease that can cause patients to experience hundreds of seizures a day called Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndromes. Up until she was 12, Annalise had lived a regular life,joining gymnastics and competing in competitions every weekend.
For years, many medical professionals and certain prominent media personalities have championed the potential of CBD. CNN’s Emmy-winning chief medical correspondent, neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta, has become a vocal advocate for the use of CBD and other cannabis products. In 2013 he hosted an hour-long CNN special on the medicinal potential of CBD, cannabis, and marijuana to fight everything from rare and debilitating seizure disorders in adults and children, and even to kill cancer sells.