Since the legalisation of CBD medical cannabis oil, sales have grown significantly.  However, the debate over the benefits of CBD cannabis keeps on going.

It seems ironic that after decades of misinformation or demonization; CBD is now being hailed for health and well-being.

So before deciding on whether to use medical cannabis or CBD oils, we advise reading on to get at least the basic facts.

What is  the endocannabinoid system?

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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors.

There are many endocannabinoid  receptors in the body.  However, the two primary receptors in the human body are called CB1 and CB2.

CB1 receptors are found mostly in the central nervous system and the brain.  CB2 receptors are more abundant in the immune system in places like such as the liver.

There are many functions for organs with these receptors, such as; appetite, digestion, mood, motor and immune function, fertility and pain. The diversity of receptor locations within the body shows how important endocannabinoids are for daily bodily functions.

So what are the benefits of CBD or medical cannabis oil?

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Both marijuana and the body produce cannabinoids.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. THC causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often linked with marijuana.

Marijuana also contains CBD.  However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.  This makes CBD an appealing option for those looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.

Health benefits of CBD

With more research being carried out, we are finding out just what are the benefits of CBD.

In an article in the Sunday Mirror, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was said to say that some cannabis products could have medical benefits, such as treating muscle spasm in multiple sclerosis.

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Research suggests medical cannabis oil may reduce chronic inflammation and pain. Other studies have suggested CBD can be beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer and epilepsy.

Users of CBD oil have also reported a reduction in anxiety, mood symptoms and insomnia.

Here are some health benefits of CBD oil that are backed by scientific evidence.

  • Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain.
  • In both human and animal studies, CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory qualities, CBD may have beneficial effects on acne.
  • CBD has been shown to effectively treat symptoms related to epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease in limited tests.
  • In test-tube and animal studies, CBD appears to reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • CBD may reduce blood pressure and prevent heart damage.

Benefits of CBD or Medical Marijuana For Seniors

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More and more seniors are using medical marijuana.  In fact between 2006 and 2013, the use of cannabis among seniors increased by 250 percent.

Cancer, Alzheimers’s and Parkinson’s disease are just 3 major conditions that may benefit from the use of medical cannabis.


Medical marijuana can be used to help cancer patients, especially when they are going through rounds of chemotherapy.

Studies have shown that smoking marijuana can help with nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients. This is particularly effective when dealing with palliative care, especially for patients with cancer.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease have sometimes turned to medical marijuana to help with their treatment to assist with symptoms of depression and loss of appetite that may come along with the degenerative brain disease

Where can you buy CBD products?

With many countries legalizing the use of CBD, there are now numerous outlets where you can purchase CBD products.

Here are some stockists of CBD products.

CBD Stockists in England

CBD Life

CBD Stockists in Scotland

Hope CBD

CBD Stockists in USA

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Cannabis may carry mental health risks for some individuals including psychosis, depression and anxiety.  So before you start using CBD oil, please do your research.

Consult with your doctor or an appropriate expert to ensure your physical and mental wellbeing is not affected.