Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been recently covered in the media, and you may have even seen it as an add-in booster to your post-workout smoothie or morning coffee. What exactly is CBD? Why is it suddenly so popular? How is cannabidiol different from marijuana? CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it also is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CDB is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), CBD by itself, does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” Is cannabidiol legal? CBD is readily obtainable in most parts of the United States, though its exact legal status is in flux. All 50 states have laws legalizing CBD, with varying degrees of restriction, and, while the federal government still considers CBD in the same class as marijuana, it doesn’t habitually enforce against it. In December 2015, the FDA eased the regulatory requirements to allow researchers to conduct CBD trials. Currently, many people obtain CBD online without a medical cannabis license. The government’s position on CBD is confusing, and depends in part on w...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Drugs and Supplements Health Marijuana Source Type: blogs

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Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 September 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 256Author(s): Neda Khalili, Masoud Nouri-Vaskeh, Zahra Hasanpour Segherlou, Amir Baghbanzadeh, Monireh Halimi, Haleh Rezaee, Behzad Baradaran
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CONCLUSIONS: Opiate analgesia can disrupt performance on the Westmead PTA scale in school-aged children resulting in a high false-positive error rate. It is therefore important to record pain medication schedules and interpret results cautiously when opiate analgesia is used following a TBI. Alteration of the method of administration of the memory items should be researched as this may increase the validity of the scale for children with TBI treated with opiate analgesics. PMID: 32497441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): Ping Huang, Guanchun Wang, Zhaohong Wang, Cancan Zhang, Fengmian Wang, Xiaoxiao Cui, Sini Guo, Wei Huang, Rong Zhang, Deyue Yan
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 24 September 2020Source: Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 510Author(s): Thankaraj Salammal Sheena, Rajakumaran Dhivya, Venkatesan Rajiu, K. Jeganathan, Mallayan Palaniandavar, Ganesan Mathan, Mohammad Abdulkader Akbarsha
Source: Inorganica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The introduction of spacer sequence between chelator and BBN(7-14) led to improved bidistribution. Analogue with tri-Gly spacer is the more promising radiopeptide for targeting GRP receptor than Ser conjugate. Therefore, these analogs can be considered as a candidate for the identification of bombesin-positive tumors. PMID: 32497000 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Radiopharmaceuticals - Category: Radiology Tags: Curr Radiopharm Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Journal of Hazardous MaterialsAuthor(s): Jaegwan Shin, Yong-Gu Lee, Sang-Ho Lee, Sangwon Kim, Duuriimaa Ochir, Yongeun Park, Jihye Kim, Kangmin Chon
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CONCLUSION: The matrix effect caused by exogenous and endogenous interferences in the blood could be a hidden factor increasing the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency by causing falsely low 25OHD3 values. Suspicious results should be remeasured by a dilution study. PMID: 32496995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
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Authors: Ao H, Li Y, Li H, Wang Y, Han M, Guo Y, Shi R, Yue F, Wang X Abstract Hydroxy genkwanin (HGK), a flavonoid compound from natural resources, showed good inhibition against the growth of breast tumor cells. However, the poor solubility restricted the further study and the in vivo drug delivery of HGK. We prepared HGK nanosuspensions by antisolvent precipitation method and investigated their characterization, stability, hemolysis probability, release behavior in vitro, antitumor activity in vitro and in vivo, and preliminary safety through acute toxicity experiments. The resultant HGK nano...
Source: Drug Delivery - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Deliv Source Type: research
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