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CBD Week Is Here

October 7, 2016

Get Ready for CBD Week

THC is the most famous molecule found in cannabis. It is the most abundant cannabinoid found in the plant, and it’s the key ingredient that gets you high. However, people are starting to talk more and more about another major cannabinoid, one that doesn’t get you high, but does have a lot of medicinal potential: cannabidiol, or CBD. In fact, “CBD” has become one of the most highly searched terms on Leafly, and there has been an explosion of research associated with this molecule in recent years (Figure 1).

Figure 1: Total number of CBD-related research studies returned by a PubMed search for each year since 1970. PubMed is a free search engine and database maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. A total of 5,449 CBD-related studies published between 1970 and 2015 appear in the database. Click to enlarge.

But how does CBD actually work and why does it have so many potential medical applications? In a special series of articles, we’ll begin to explore these questions, focusing on CBD’s actions within the central nervous system and how they relate to its lack of psychoactivity and its potential for aiding the treatment of disorders of motivation, such as anxiety and addiction.

Here’s what we cover:

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Nick Jikomes

Nick is Leafly's principal research scientist and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University and a B.S. in genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a professional cannabis researcher and data scientist since 2016.

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  • Philip James Cenedella

    Thank you for doing this. We have been at the forefront of CBD developments and the time has definitely come for the public to be better educated on the huge benefits derived from CBD. Warning: People are living healthier and happier as a result!
    – Phil /

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    • Kurt Smart

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  • MG Deegan

    Medical marijuana with flower better it works for me

  • Bethany Harbaugh

    CBD is probably the thing that I appreciate the most about cannabis. I use about 30 ml of tincture every week (each ml has 15 mg of CBD and 3.45 mg of THC), and that helps with my crohn’s while the doctors try to get my testing done. Without CBD, I would be in the hospital, unable to even drink water without vomiting. WITH CBD, the only downside is that it does SUCH a good job, my inflammation is low, so the hospital doesn’t take me seriously.

    CBD is a huge lifesaver for me!

  • We are so exited to hear the positive effects of this miracle plant! Check out for more information and how to purchase.

  • Jason White

    I got some dieseltonics going this time. I haven’t tried cbd in cannabis yet.

  • Anita Plaks

    I just came from a worldwide Parkinson’s conference in Portland and CBD has been shown to be helpful in slowing down the progression. It’s also good for relaxing stiffness and has calming properties. I use it at night for relaxation.

    • Kurt Smart

      I also use it for stiffness in my back…. I love ordering from they provide high dosage for a great price.

  • Alex Benzi

    CBD work with the ‘present’
    It make you more ‘here’ and ‘now’
    And this is a key for many dieseases fights, because many diesases comes from past troubles.

  • Bryce Anderson

    I have severe anxiety and depression that stems from my PTSD. For years I’ve been getting mixed signals from smoking marijuana flowers. Sometimes I would have overwhelming negative sensations such as panic, paranoia, sadness, and anxiety. Other times I would experience intense positive sensations such euphoria, happiness, and laughter. Over time smoking marijuana was negativity affecting me more and more. It was impossible to get something that gave me euphoria without the negative sensations. And forget about it getting it consistently.

    I began vaping CBD oils along with smoking marijuana flowers. The experience has completely changed for me. I don’t get the negative sensations that I once got smoking just flowers. The anxiety, paranoia, and panic is gone. I still feel “high” in my face and head but the wild thoughts are gone. It really has been fantastic.