This is what you should use cannabis for

We’re just starting to realize the potential of cannabis in medical treatment.  There have been numerous scientific studies, and there’s endless success stories from patients.  Cannabis is now being considered for the treatment of pain, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, cancerous tumors, addiction, PTSD and much more.  More than half the country has legalized marijuana for medical purposes. There is, however, the worry that continual use of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can result in cognitive and psychological problems.  THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis and causes the high sensation. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. It has proven effective against the harmful effects of THC. A recent study demonstrated that equal amounts of CBD and THC prevented signs of behavioral deficits.  This study supported the use of equal portions of THC and CBD to minimize risk for psychotic disorders. The study was performed on a group of mice during their adolescence and early adulthood. One group was give pure CBD. A second group was injected with strictly THC, while a third was given equal measures of both.  The THC groups showed issues with working memory and increased anxiety. The mice that received strictly CBD demonstrated no cognitive changes. The third group also showed no cognitive abnormalities. CBD protects against the adverse effects of THC, and is non-toxic and abundant. It is found in the flowering marijuana as well as in hemp.  CBD is a safe, natural and effective neuroprotectant. It has been proven successful at treating epilepsy in children. Children are able to receive treatment without the cognitive or neurological problems that THC might cause. There is no high feeling with CBD. Natural strains of cannabis provide close ratios of THC to CBD. The plant has gradually been bred to deliver stronger potency.  Now, however, growers are shifting their focus toward producing CBD-rich strains.