Yesterday on my show I discussed Michigan’s state House passing a package of bills to license, tax and regulate the cultivation, processing, transport, testing and sale of various forms of medical marijuana.  Michigan voted to legalize medical marijuana in a 2008 voter referendum.

During our discussion, one of my listeners called in and told us of a journey his family took to discover CBD’s, a journey that took him all the way to Colorado.  A journey that ended with a marijuana based oil that greatly helps his son today.  A son that has endured approximately 100 seizures per month until this discovery.

Please click on the following link to hear this listener’s story:

What are CBD’s?  Great question, since I had never heard of this different strain of marijuana.

According to an article from Leafy.com a CBD is:

The abbreviation for cannabidiol, the cannabinoid second only to THC when it comes to average volume. Recently, research has shown CBD to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties without the psychoactive effects (the "high" or "stoned" feeling) that THC provides. While high THC strains often tout levels of over 20%, generally, CBD levels of over 4% are considered to be high.

There is another article in leafscience.com which also informs us of the 5 Must-Know Facts About Cannabidiol (CBD).  Facts that we should all be aware of before forming an opinion on medical marijuana.  It is best to know all the facts about an issue before forming an opinion and defending that opinion.

I found it very interesting that many of us in the public had never heard of this strain of weed.  Why do you think that is so?

When discussing medical marijuana I would think this would be the first strain discussed.  CBD’s appears to have many of the medicinal qualities the medical marijuana users are searching for, without having to become stoned or get high.

Perhaps there are other medical conditions that need the THC (the component in marijuana that makes you high or stoned), but why are CBD’s not discussed more?

In fact, there is an article I read in leafscience.com titled “7 Proven Medical Benefits of THC” that informs us of the variety of medical uses for THC in marijuana.

By the way, both of the articles from leafscience.com site the National Institutes of Health.

Many of us understand there is a need for medical marijuana but believe and are concerned that a majority of people with medical marijuana cards obtain them for recreational use.  Many of us can probably point to people in our lives that have told us or we know that they obtained a medical marijuana card in order to just get high and have no real medical need for the card.

With that in mind, we cannot let that concern stop us from allowing people who truly need it to be able to legally obtain and use medical marijuana.

I hope this article helps you to be more informed about the uses of marijuana for medical purposes, which many people do need.

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