Timothy Greene

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Hi, my name is Timothy Greene and I am a entrepreneur with a keen interest in mental and physical health. This site was set up to help me explore the research, facts and fiction about CBD or Cannabidiol. Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments, questions or suggestions. Thank you for reading!

Antidepressant-Like Effects of CBD

This study1http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1476-5381.2009.00521.x/full conducted on mice compared the anti-depressant effects of different dosages of CBD to commecrically available imipramine2https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imipramine such as Tofranil. How does CBD compare in its effect as an anti-depressant to Tofranil? Well, the result is pretty exciting: The study concludes that CBD, at 30mg per dose, actually induces antidepressant-like effects comparable to those of imipramine. I think this is quiet exciting as someone who can’t even imagine taking synthetic psycho-pharma. The study concludes with a hopeful “[…] the results of the present study showed that CBD induces antidepressant-like effects in the forced swimming test, suggesting for the first […]

Cannabinoids in clinical practice

In this article1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11152013, Williamson and Evans summarize some of the effects that THC, CBD and CBG can have on (clinically studied) humans. The highlights are: Low doses of cannabinoids alleviated tremor for MS patients In small clinical studies, THC, CBD and CBG have pain-relieving and antiinflammatory effects CBD may modulate the effects of THC such as anxiety Neurogenic pain patients prefered the cannabis herb over synthetic cannabinoids. It helped them relieve not only pain but the associated depression and anxiety. Cannabinoids are effective in chemotherapy-induced nausea (although they don’t mention which one in particular) The synthetic cannabinoid HU211 was studied […]

Is CBD Legal In the US?

Since the discovery of CBD (Cannabidiol) and the rise in awareness of its numerous medical benefits, the demand in acquiring CBD Oil has steadily been increasing in the US even globally. As we all know, CBD is associated with the treatment of a variety of health conditions, for instance, anxiety, depression and epilepsy. The big question we have to ask ourselves, however, is this: is CBD legal or illegal in the United States of America? Many Americans have been left in the dark not knowing how or where it can be obtained. There have been a lot of contradictory and […]

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the active chemical compounds produced by the Cannabis Sativa plant, which is more popularly referred to as the marijuana (weed) plant. Cannabis sativa is known to produce more than 421 chemical compounds, and it is estimated that about 80 of these compounds are cannabinoids. It is also believed that the cannabis plant could contain even more cannabinoids but the majority of them are in such small quantities that scientists have a hard time detecting them. In this article, we are going to take a look at the more well-known cannabinoids and the benefits they have on the body. […]

CBD For Epilepsy

There has been quite the hullabaloo over the past couple of years about whether marijuana should be used to treat epilepsy. The issue is no longer just a medical one but a legal one as well. The reality is that use of medical marijuana is still a hot topic that divides the population. Marijuana is well-known as a recreational drug that has always been abused. However, what if this same plant could be used in a positive way to help treat people who suffer horribly from the effects of epileptic seizures? This is definitely a cause worth fighting for. First, […]