CBD History

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 Use of Marijuana in Folk Medicine i. e. can be traced back to 3000. In Central and South Asia, evidence of the use of marijuana by inhalation has been found in archaeological finds. Evidence of its application was found in the case of Egyptian mummies. e. From 950, its appearance in Western medicine dates back to the 1840s, after William Brooke O'Shaughnessy, an Irish surgeon, and forensic expert, studied the effects of the plant during his work in India while working for the British East Indian Society.

 

19th century

From the 1840s onwards, following the writings of O'Shaughnessy, marijuana was seen as an analgesic, soothing, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant herb. In the 19th century, more than 100 articles on therapeutic uses of marijuana were published in medical journals. At that time it was often called Cannabis Indica or Indian Hemp. From the 19th century until the early 20th century, the use of marijuana for recreational purposes was not common, and even the possibility of using it for leisure purposes was not well known in advanced Western societies.

 

The first half of the 20th century

The use of marijuana for medical purposes was common at the beginning of the 20th century. Most often it was used to relieve maternal pain, to treat asthma, to treat rheumatic diseases, to treat diseases of the nervous system, and as a sedative. Queen Victoria said it was the only remedy that could effectively cushion her menstrual pain.

Among the Mexican guest workers arriving in the USA, marijuana was very popular for relaxation. Their effect has become very widespread among Americans and more and more people have begun to conquer this habit, which has become increasingly disturbing. This is how the first anti-marijuana laws appeared.

 

1978-1990

The American government, in its start-up program in 1978, authorized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, for example, in the last stage of cancer patients.

 

Medical use

Drugs containing cannabis active ingredients include, among others, Canada, the Netherlands, and several states of the European Union and the United States, especially for the symptomatic treatment of multiple sclerosis (for tremor, cramps, pain relief, sleep quality), pain in cancer patients It is used in the treatment of attenuation, condition improvement, supportive treatment and to mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy. It has also been approved as part of the treatment of epileptic children in Australia.

In 2009, unexpectedly, a handful of CBD-rich cannabis varieties were discovered in northern California, the American cannabis eating chamber, where licensed patients can legally get medical cannabis. This has led to laboratory experiments using CBD-rich cannabis therapies.

 

The proliferation of CBD

Marijuana for medical purposes has only recently become popular in the western world and even more so is CBD's widespread public awareness. Nowadays, CBD is already a component of many products worldwide.

 

How the CBD affects the endocannabinoid system

It is very interesting in relation to CBD that, unlike THC, it interacts uniquely with cannabinoid receptors. Instead of binding to CB1 or CB2 receptors, they only stimulate their activity.

CBD works against the production of FAAH, the fatty acid amide hydrolase. This is the enzyme that breaks down anandamide, the so-called endocannabinoid. This means that CBD actually increases the natural cannabinoid in the brain without directly binding to the endocannabinoid receptors. Finally, anandamide activates the same receptor as THC, resulting in therapeutic effects throughout the body.

Therefore, CBD has no psychoactive effect. Therefore, it is widely recognized by healthcare professionals and is, therefore, more accessible to patients. Its medical use exceeds the other known cannabinoids.

It is well known in the CBD that it helps in many situations. For people suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress), schizophrenia, Dravet syndrome, and anxiety, CBD can help, but their application options go far beyond these examples.

Patients suffering from other physiological conditions are also assisted by the CBD. Whether it is arthritis, cardiovascular disease or muscle spasms, CBD is revolutionizing the medical industry. Diseases that were previously treated only with opioids and strong drugs can now be cured with harmless, non-psychoactive, and non-addictive CBD. The suspected antitumor activity is still under preliminary study.

Many of the CBD varieties are used for wake-up cigars; others try to improve their sleep cycle. CBD is believed to enhance the ability to focus and reduce anxiety. If smoking is not right for you, then you can make great food from these varieties too.

CBD has no consciousness-altering effect. Instead, the result is more like a good massage or a relaxing tea. This is what the CBD can give you. Instead of blurring his thoughts, he actually cleans the mind. With this in mind, it is not surprising that many people use CBD-rich varieties or extracts on a daily basis.

 

Alex Mihailov