The first recorded use of cannabis to treat menstrual cramps dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, as Queen Victoria would reportedly consume monthly doses of cannabis tinctures to reduce menstrual discomfort...
The study is key to not only promoting awareness of alternative, and possibly safer, pain relievers than the narcotics players often receive from teams, but to also prompt the NFL and players association to revise the substance-abuse policy.
"We often tend to think that natural medicine is by default less effective and takes more time to work. But, Cannabis seems to deliver fast relief, and today many athletes use topical creams that contain cannabis for the simple reason that it actually helps them manage pain and heal more quickly."
Scientists found that CBD causes brain cells in the hippocampus to grow, an explanation to the previous studies that identified CBD as an effective treatment for mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and stress as all of these are attributed to a lack of adult neurogenesis.
"The Drug Enforcement Administration has given its blessing to a study on the effect of medical marijuana on post-traumatic stress disorder, the first randomized, controlled research in the U.S. for PTSD that will use the actual plant instead of oils or synthesized cannabis."
The Endocannabinoid System: A History of Endocannabinoids and Cannabis
"We have found out that the endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining many of our normal bodily functions – everything from helping to maintain healthy bone density to naturally preventing diabetes – and that’s only the beginning."