Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is a compound found within marijuana that has taken the world by storm in recent years due to the vast array of medical benefits it delivers. This article is here to shed some extra light on the properties of CBD, as well as explain how the compound could potentially impact our memory.
But doesn’t weed worsen memory?
It is true that THC has a pretty bad reputation for negatively affecting memory, though CBD is a totally different compound and should be treated as such. In fact, the World Health Organization has declared CBD non-psychoactive. They have also stated that it poses almost no health risks. On the contrary, CBD has actually been shown to help treat conditions like addiction as well as stress and anxiety disorders that are linked to memory, such as PTSD.
Some Research On CBD
One study done by the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil has shown that there is some kind of relationship between CBD and memory. This study looked at rats and aimed to study addiction – and the results were pretty promising. The researchers found that CBD can reduce feelings of reward that are caused by drugs by diminishing the contextual memories that come with them, thus lessening the craving for drugs experienced by the rats.
So, does CBD improve our memory?
it has to be said that there hasn’t been nearly enough research done on CBD and memory to conclusively verify whether or not it definitely affects memory – and even if there was, researching memory is very difficult.
However, despite the fact that there is insufficient evidence to say for definite, I think it’s still important to acknowledge that – finally – cannabis is being treated as a serious medicine rather than just a recreational drug. Hopefully, in time and with wide-spread legalization, CBD will be researched more in the future so that more people can reap the benefits it has to offer.
Have you used CBD to treat a health condition? Did it work for you? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear all about it.
By Brodie Mckenzie