Marijuana found to heal bone fractures and aid in treatment of osteoporosis!


A Gallup poll suggests that the 58 percent of Americans believe that marijuana should be legal for recreational use.(1) Cannabis was a go-to medical remedy by societies around the world for centuries but was banned in most countries in the 1930’s and 40’s due to the dangers of addiction. (2)

Fifty-eight percent of Americans believe that marijuana should be legal for recreational use!

In the 1970’s, the US Congress place marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act and said that it had “no accepted medical use.”  Since then, 23 of 50 states and DC have legalized medical marijuana use.  (3)

Marijuana has been found safe and effective in treating the symptoms of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, glaucoma, epilepsy and other medical conditions. (3)

Marijuana has been found effective in treating symptoms of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, glaucoma, and epilepsy!

A new study by Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University found a promising new medical application for marijuana.  They found that the non-psychotropic component, cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) significantly helps to heal bone fractures.  The study found that CBD enhanced the healing process of mid-femoral fracture in just eight weeks. (2)

New study finds that cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in healing bone fractures due to it’s ability to stimulate bone formation and inhibiting bone loss.

The same team of researchers found that cannabinoid receptors within the body stimulate bone formation and inhibit bone loss.  This may pave the way for cannabinoid drugs to be used for patients with osteoporosis or other bone related diseases. (2)

The study concluded that “CBD makes bones stronger during healing, enhancing the maturation of collagenous matrix, which provides the basis for new mineralization of bone tissue.”  After CBD treatment “the healed bone will be harder to break in the future.”(2)

In the future, CBD may be part of treatment for minor fractures, bone diseases and even osteoporosis! (2)

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Lynn Griffith
Lynn is a licensed therapist who enjoys cooking, creativity and enjoys helping other's learn how to care for their minds and bodies through healthy eating.  Lynn has wrote for The Raw Food World News and is currently in the process of building her own website focused on managing mental health through nutrition and wellness.