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Whether or not a marijuana smoker suffers from psychosis is dependent on a number of factors:

In terms of negative symptoms, however, there was “a worsening in nausea and vomiting with THC:CBD compared with placebo”, while the group taking the pure THC extract did not report any more adverse effects than the placebo group.

“The frequency of total seizures of all types was significantly reduced with cannabidiol (CBD) but there was no significant reduction in nonconvulsive seizures. The percentage of patients who became seizure-free was 5% with cannabidiol (CBD) and 0% with placebo.”

CBD oil for psychosis

CBD oil has been proven to reduce the incidences of seizures for those suffering from Dravet syndrome, a childhood epilepsy disorder that has previously had a high incidence of seizures that are resistant to drugs and a devastating mortality rate. According to the journal Epilepsy & Behaviour, 73% of those with the syndrome die before the age of 10.

A study that used CBD oil to treat rats with arthritis found that CBD gel significantly reduced swelling in inflamed joints. Additionally, exploratory behaviour in rats was unaffected, which suggests that higher brain functions were not impaired by the gel. As a result, the study concluded that topical CBD application did appear to significantly alleviate arthritic pain without evident mental side effects. You can read more about the study here.

This means that, with further research and development, CBD could be used to treat psychotic disorders, as well as mental and social anxiety, and could help people with depression.

The New York University Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, the University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and the University of Melbourne, along with a host of other participating research institutes conducted a trial of CBD for drug-resistant seizures in Dravet syndrome. It was concluded that:

Some CBD manufacturers have come under government scrutiny for wild, indefensible claims, such that CBD is a cure-all for cancer, which it is not. We need more research but CBD may be prove to be an option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. Without sufficient high-quality evidence in human studies we can’t pinpoint effective doses, and because CBD is currently is mostly available as an unregulated supplement, it’s difficult to know exactly what you are getting. If you decide to try CBD, talk with your doctor — if for no other reason than to make sure it won’t affect other medications you are taking.

CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.

CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.

The bottom line on cannabidiol

CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.

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 is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a "high." According to a report from the World Health Organization, "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."

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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 whether the CBD comes from hemp or marijuana. The legality of CBD is expected to change, as there is currently bipartisan consensus in Congress to make the hemp crop legal which would, for all intents and purposes, make CBD difficult to prohibit.