Researchers took some rats, broke their bones, then gave some of them CBD (Cannibinoid Cannibidiol), then injected others with CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannibinol). The researchers then evaluated the healing and discovered the rats that received the chemicals found in marijuana healed faster and had higher bone density than the rats that received no marijuana chemicals.They also found that rats injected with CBD healed at the same rate whether it was coupled with THC or not, which proves CBD is the active agent for the promotion of bone growth/healing.
These findings support a previous study conducted by the same team which discovered that our bones have cannabinoid receptors and that these receptors, when activated, stimulate bone formation and inhibit bone loss.
This is big-time for sufferers of bone disease, and also for elderly people, as our bones become less dense with age and more prone to breaks and fractures. It is also a big step in removing the current drug schedule of marijuana that claims it has no medical use.
The researchers realize they still have a lot of work ahead of them in order to develop appropriate therapies, but it’s clear that it’s possible to detach a clinical therapy objective from the psychoactivity of cannabis. CBD is the principal agent in their study, and is primarily anti-inflammatory with no psychoactivity.
This is just one more health benefit of marijuana. In recent years, the medical community has been inundated with benefits of marijuana use, which likely fueled the push towards legalization throughout the nation.