New Study: CBD Prompts Antidepressant-Like Effects

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Online in time for the High Holiday, some rather interesting new research is validating through science what most knew instinctively. The CBD cannabinoid is nothing short of a gift from nature. In addition to offering hope to kids who suffer from life threatening epileptic seizures, Neuropharmacology has found evidence suggesting that CBD has more to give.

Cannabidiol induces rapid acting antidepressant-like effects.”

Utilizing mice instead of humans for this research – think schedule 1 status – the April 2016 study used an OBX mouse model to learn more about this debilitating human condition.

For the study, surgically modified OBX mice were first compared with ordinary mice and then both given the CBD cannabinoid. 30 minutes later, stunned scientists observed a noteworthy decline in hyperactivity, typically associated with anxiety and depression in humans.

The study concluded that…

“CBD could represent a novel fast antidepressant drug, via enhancing both serotonergic and glutamate cortical signaling.”

Offering hope to the 14.8 million Americans who suffer from a major depressive disorder, this encouraging research suggests the readily available and reasonably affordable CBD cannabinoid could soon be utilized to help mitigate America’s depressed masses. Most importantly, while Western medicine’s best treatments took months to quiet the depressive demons in Mickey Mouse’s unfortunate cousin; mice treated with Cannabidiol netted an almost instantaneous improvement.

Learn more about the CBD cannabinoid with Dr. Bonnie Goldstein and SC labs in the below video.

About Author

Born in Long Beach, raised on the central coast: I surf, dab, burn, and blog – though not necessarily in that order. I'm a husband, a father and a lifelong consumer of connoisseur grade weed. I don't drink alcohol or consume any other "drugs." I consider myself to be living proof that weed is not a gateway drug. If it were, I'd be in some serious trouble. Instead, as a 50-year-old ex-realtor that has been smoking weed for nearly 80% of my life (just did the math) ... I can only say, marijuana is safer than prescription pills or alcohol could ever hope to be for calming what stirs the savage beast.

  • lefty_lib1

    Yes, the effects can be instantaneous, and thank god for that! Now let’s see how the pharmaceutical industry will try and make millions off this “new” discovery…

  • Scott Sherwood

    great article M.B.