CBD for the world

CBD for the world

Surely when talking about medical cannabis you have also heard about CBD, this cannabinoid is largely responsible for the medicinal properties of cannabis, but we go through steps defining and giving context to understand a little more.

 

Our beloved plant has more than 110 cannabinoids, which are those active compounds that belong to the group of terpenophenols and represent more than 40% of the extraction of marijuana. These are responsible for activating the receptors of the human endocannabinoid system (this topic will be developed in another article) and therefore for the pharmacological effects of the plant. They are also called phytocannabinoids because they are exclusive to cannabis production, while endogenous cannabinoids are those produced by humans and some animals.

 

The most famous cannabinoid previously is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) responsible for the psychoactive effect of marijuana, although it also has medicinal properties such as analgesic and antispasmodic. CBN, CBG, CBL … etc., the list is extensive and some despite being isolated and identified, few important effects on humans and / or very little research around to determine its benefits in detail.

 

On the contrary, CBD (Cannabidiol) has been extensively studied and with a margin of research to determine in more detail all its benefits. The following healing properties are attributed to CBD and, on the contrary, THC has no psychoactive effect.

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiemetic
  • Antipsychotic
  • Antiepileptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Neuroprotector
  • Regulates blood sugar levels
  • Antibacterial
  • Promotes bone growth
  • Fight insomnia
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Appetite stimulant

 

Depending on the cultivated species, a higher or lower concentration of CBD can be found, usually, without being a rule, finding a higher CBD content means a lower amount of THC, however there are few species and they depend on their care and cultivation, so Even in the extraction of these active components, their concentration and the level of technification with which it is made can vary, since if done domestically, it would be at the mercy of the initial concentration contained in the cultivated species.

 

You want to know more? Attend our symposium on May 12 and 13, 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia and expand your knowledge about the healing power of cannabis.

 

References:

  1. https://geaseeds.com/blog/cbd-cannabidiol/
  2. https://www.royalqueenseeds.es/blog-cbd-el-cannabinoide-mas-desconocido-n52
  3. http://cannabismedicinal.com.ar/historyofcannabis/18.php
Joshua Crossney: The Entrepreneur of Medicinal Cannabis in the United States.

Joshua Crossney: The Entrepreneur of Medicinal Cannabis in the United States.

Joshua has been the founder and pioneer in the United States of a major event on “Cannabis Science”, which he has called the “Cannabis Science Conference” which started in 2016 with 750 attendees and 75 stands of sponsors and exhibitors and it was made at The Red Lion Hotel. For the year 2017 they moved to the Downtown Portland Convention Center and achieved 2,000 attendees and 120 stands of sponsors and exhibitors. For this year 2018 continue at the Portland Dowtown Convention Center with an expectation to reach 2,500 attendees and 150 stands of sponsors and exhibitors, for all this is considered the world’s largest cannabis science conference and exhibition and Joshua Crossney is known today in the world as the synonym of ‘cannabis science’.

 

Joshua Crossney has created the JCanna Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization comprised of affiliates that include cannabis industry experts, scientists, physicians, legislators and interested entrepreneurs who work together to promote the advancement of science of cannabis, analytical tests and personalized medicine (precision). Our affiliates work to share ideas and advanced solutions to improve the technologies of the medical cannabis analytical tests.

 

Joshua leads in the United States the use of medical cannabis analytical tests. Medicinal Cannabis offers an opportunity to heal people, and the last thing we want is for Medical Cannabis to make people sick, for not applying very high and complete testing standards that include, analysis of dangerous pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents , microorganisms, aflatoxins, including analysis of dispensing materials and final product tests. This becomes much more relevant when dealing with young children who demand Medicinal Cannabis for epilepsy processes, because a contaminated Medicinal Cannabis offers more risks for them.

 

There are a series of phrases that Joshua has mentioned in his lectures and articles, I have selected some of them:

 

“What we know about Medicinal Cannabis is a drop and what we do not know about Medicinal Cannabis is an ocean.”

 

“There are many doctors who are not currently learning about Medicinal Cannabis in their medical training.”

 

“My passion is to help with medicinal cannabis to many patients in the world, especially pediatric patients.”

 

“I am excited to learn as much as I can about Medicinal Cannabis and to do my best to facilitate the education of others.”

 

“Every day I work to close the gap between analytical science and the Medicinal Cannabis industry, to help improve the quality of medical cannabis products used by patients.”

 

Fuentes:

https://www.medicaljane.com/2016/06/14/the-cannabis-contamination-conundrum/

https://theanalyticalscientist.com/fileadmin/tas/pdf-versions/0916_Cannabis_Supplement.pdf