Does CBD Affect Human Brain Development?
The last couple of years has witnessed an overwhelming rise in CBD use in the US – mainly thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp cultivation as well as the sale and use of hemp-derived CBD products in the country. Nowadays, CBD is everywhere. It’s available in local dispensaries and gas stations, smoke shops and bars, and even online. One can vape it, smoke it, take a few drops of CBD oil/tincture under the tongue, mix it with edibles, or apply it topically as creams or balms. People use it for all sorts of medical conditions or simply for overall wellbeing. But could CBD affect brain development in any way? CBD, ECS & The Human Body Cannabidiol (in short CBD) is a non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive substance, i.e. it neither induces addiction nor gives you a mind-numbing experience, enough to make you lose your cognitive abilities. Extracted from Cannabis sativa plants (legally from hemp; not marijuana), CBD oils and other products don’t contain high enough levels of THC (∆-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) to make you ‘high’. THC, which is the principal psychoactive compound of cannabis plants, is only present in very low levels in hemp (<0.3% by dry weight). CBD is also a well-tolerated substance, with a much better safety profile than THC and pharmaceutical drugs. That’s why people often graduate towards CBD to manage their symptoms or overcome addictions. So, how does CBD interact with the human body? Research shows that CBD activates or interacts with certain neurotransmitters, receptors, and enzymes…
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