Cannabidiol (CBD), a non phsychoactive component of the cannabis plant is able to help treatment-resistant epileptic children with Dravet syndrom and related disorders. On August 11, 2013 Dr. Sanjay Gupta's nationally televised report on CNN discussed the astonishing transformation of Charlotte Figi, a 7 year old epileptic who had 300 "tonic-clonic" seizures a week until she ingested a CBD-infused tincture.
She has been nearly seizure-free since her parents began giving her a daily dose of CBD. Nor is Charlotte an isolated case : dozens of families with children suffering from intractable epilepsy are reporting dramatic results with cannabidiol.
A gifted compound with a wide spectrum of action .
CBD shows promise as a treatment for many pathological conditions, including cardiovascular disease , diabetes, depression and phsychosis. Pre clinical studies indicate that CBD can shrink malignant tumors , alter gene expressions, improve insulin sensitivity, normalize irregular heartbeat and protect the brain against alcohol poisoning.
CBD can also counter the psychoactive effects of THC, which makes some people anxious and dysphoric rather then mellow and euphoric. the reduced psychoactivity of CBD-rich cannabis may make it an appealing option for ailing individuals who otherwise would never consider patronizing a medical marijuana dispensary.