There have been tons of studies regarding the health benefits of marijuana. A recent research reveals that marijuana heals bones as well, on top of providing important help towards fighting numerous other diseases like sclerosis, cancer and Parkinson’s. Some components from marijuana are capable of relieving the symptoms caused by these diseases.
A recent study has discovered that a compound in marijuana called CBD (cannabinoid cannabidiol), a non-psychotropic and anti-inflammatory compound inside cannabis can greatly increase the process of bone healing. The discoveries of the new study are based on experiments conducted on rats with bone fractures.
Yankel Gabet from the Tel Aviv University in Israel said that they discovered that CBD can be very effective in treating bone fractures.
For the research, published in the Bone and Mineral Research journal, the team of scientists injected a group of rats with just the CBD component and another group with a combination of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the most important psychoactive element in marijuana, and CBD. After the team of researchers analyzed the results of the test, they came to the conclusion that CBD alone can provide help in treating bone fractures.
Gabet said that CBD alone is able to make bones a lot stronger during the healing process and thus can enhance the maturation of the collagenous array, which is the basis for all new mineralization inside bone tissues. The scientist also said that after being cared for with the help of CBD, the bone will be a lot harder to break. He added that other studies have revealed CBD to be a very safe agent, which means that the team of scientists should carry on with this line of research and clinical trials in order to discover its usefulness when it comes to treating bones.
But even though the scientists recognized the clinical potential of the CBD component they still believe there is a lot of work to be done before it can be put to good use in healing bone fractures. The researchers noted that CBD, the most important component inside their research, has no psychoactivity and is completely anti-inflammatory.
But while these new discoveries may lead to the use of CBD against osteoporosis and other diseases related to bones, not everyone is so happy about them. There are a lot of people who are against medical marijuana and believe that it should be banned as it could destroy entire families or communities. Many still believe there is no such thing as “medical marijuana” and it is just something made up in order to sell more drugs to the people.
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