More medicines are being researched and developed around the world for the treatment of various ailments and diseases using the non-psychoactive cannabinoid called Cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD seems to beneficially impact systems in the human body that control pain, the immune system, heart function, cell growth and death, sugar metabolism and more.
Much of the pioneering research has come from scientist and professor Raphael Mechoulam. Because of the regulatory freedom to experiment with cannabinoids (take note Congress and U.S. federal government), Israel right now is recognized as the global center for research with cannabis.
Cannabinoid receptors have been found not only in the brain, but also in other bodily tissues (in the Endocannabinoid System) – suggesting several potential applications of many of the cannabinoids found in cannabis/hemp.