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Non-psychoactive Cannabidiol (CBD) alone may be helpful in treating fractures

No bones about it: Cannabis may be used to treat fractures

Tel Aviv University researcher finds non-psychotropic compound in marijuana can help heal bone fissures

Source:
American Friends of Tel Aviv University. (2015, July 16). No bones about it: Cannabis may be used to treat fractures: Tel Aviv University researcher finds non-psychotropic compound in marijuana can help heal bone fissures. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 17, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150716124359.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
A new study explores another promising new medical application for marijuana. According to the research, the administration of the non-psychotropic component significantly helps heal bone fractures.

Journal Reference:

  1. Natalya M Kogan, Eitan Melamed, Elad Wasserman, Bitya Raphael, Aviva Breuer, Kathryn S Stok, Rachel Sondergaard, Ana VVillarreal Escudero, Saja Baraghithy, Malka Attar-Namdar, Silvina Friedlander-Barenboim, Neashan Mathavan, Hanna Isaksson, Raphael Mechoulam, Ralph Müller, Alon Bajayo, Yankel Gabet, Itai Bab. Cannabidiol, a Major Non-Psychotropic Cannabis Constituent Enhances Fracture Healing and Stimulates Lysyl Hydroxylase Activity in Osteoblasts. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2015; DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2513

WTR-RI Research and Analysis Team Note:

This animal study (rats) suggests that CBD, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana may be helpful in healing bone fractures.  The researchers compared results using substances with and without THC and found CBD alone was helpful in the bone healing process.

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