Pure CBD products will not cause a positive drug test, but low-THC/high-CBD products may trigger a positive drug test for some users.
Every month, up to 6.4 million searches related to cannabidiol (CBD) are performed by American adults looking to obtain information or buy products. CBD search queries eclipse those for other natural medical alternatives by a significant percentage.
Introducing and prescribing standard units for cannabis, which make people aware of the concentrations of THC in the product, could help improve mental health treatments and outcomes.
CBD blocks the ability of THC to overstimulate the ERK pathway in the hippocampus, preventing negative side effects associated with cannabis use.
CBD, which is a major phytocannabinoid constituent of cannabis, has already shown to have anti-epileptic, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic effects. The image is in the public domain.
Marijuana use alters a gene associated with autism in sperm. Hypomethylation was identified in the DLGAP2 gene in the sperm of male rats exposed to THC. The hypomethylated state was also detected in the forebrains of their offspring. Further research is needed to establish if there is a definitive link between paternal cannabis use and ASD in humans.
37% of Millenials and 25% of Gen Xers say they have used cannabinoids to help relieve pain.
People who used while dried cannabis flowers or cannabis with higher levels of THC had the greatest analgesic response to pain. Those who used CBD reported lower levels of pain relief.
Eating a high-fat diet can help with the absorption of oral CBD for those with epilepsy. Previous studies have linked CBD to helping manage seizures associated with epilepsy.
Eating dark chocolate can help reduce anxiety and improve symptoms of clinical depression. People who ate dark chocolate in two 24-hour periods had 70% reduced odds of reporting depressive symptoms than those who did not eat chocolate. However, milk chocolate did not produce the same effect. Dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a neuromodulator implicated in mood regulation.
Genetic testing can help identify children at risk of epilepsy, in addition to identifying new genetic mutations associated with the condition. Using CBD based medications can also help reduce seizures in children with epilepsy.