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CBD: My Miracle Medicine

The story of one woman’s struggle against a rare, devastating illness made worse by cannabis prohibition.

CBD: My Miracle Medicine

I was born with a rare, degenerative hereditary motor and sensor neuropathy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), a disorder of the peripheral nervous system characterized by a progressive loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation across various parts of the body. It wasn’t until I was 12 years old that I was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth and for the following 22 years I have faced enormous challenges because of Charcot-Marie-Tooth and cannabis prohibition.

Better than Cannabis?

Research on the effects of cannabis led directly to the discovery of a major biochemical signaling system in the human body – the endocannabinoid system – which plays a pivotal role in regulating a wide range of physiological processes. Here are ten strategies that scientists are currently pursuing in an effort to harness the healing potential of the endocannabinoid system.

CBD for Fibromyalgia & Opioid Withdrawal

patient testimony: CBD to wean off opiates for fibromyalgia

I wanted to relay the experience I’m having with CBD aiding opiate withdrawal. I am a 72-year-old woman. A doctor put me on fentanyl patches about 10 years ago, after trying various painkillers for my intense fibromyalgia pain. They did not notify me how difficult, if not impossible, it would be to get off of them. I use the generic Mylan brand, which can be cut down without deleterious effects.

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