Note: After THC, cannabidiol is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis.
A 1986 study by Consroe and his colleagues … showed that cannabidiol , a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana, calmed the abnormal movements of five people suffering from dystonia, a rare condition characterized by muscle spasms that contort the body. — Kathleen Fackelmann
Recent Examples on the Web On the other hand, hemp naturally contains lower levels of Delta-9 THC but higher amounts of cannabidiol (CBD), another non-intoxicating cannabinoid with various potential health benefits. — Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 July 2023 These aerosols contain marijuana’s active cannabinoid compounds—including intoxicant THC and cannabidiol (CBD), which is popularly believed to have calming and anti-inflammatory properties and is sometimes prescribed for intractable epileptic seizures. — Rachel Berkowitz, Scientific American, 4 July 2023 While the benefits and risks of cannabidiol, or CBD, are well known and include upsides such as pain relief and inflammation reduction and potential downsides like upset stomach or irritability, some people aren’t aware of the different forms the chemical compound is available in. — Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 25 June 2023 Combining natural aphrodisiacs with instant and fast-acting female libido enhancement benefits, each Penguin CBD gummy contains a potent dose of cannabidiol without any harmful side effects. — Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Mar. 2023 Unlike other traditional types of female arousal products, Penguin’s gummies are packed full of natural herbal ingredients and organic cannabidiol (CBD) extract. — Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Mar. 2023 What’s more, many melatonin supplements also contain cannabidiol (CBD), an ingredient that is active in cannabis and usually derived from hemp. — Elana Spivack, Scientific American, 5 May 2023 In 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug that had cannabidiol to treat a rare form of epilepsy in patients age 2 years and older. — Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2023 Five of the products listed cannabidiol (CBD) as an ingredient, and the researchers found all of them had slightly higher levels of CBD than indicated on the label, as well. — Teddy Amenabar, Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2023 See More
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