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Bill Gates - Makes Cannabis a Medicine Last Updated on 2017-09-20 13:55:09 Forbes  |  by Janet Burns For The Past 12 Years, Bill Gates Did What The FDA Won't: He Made Cannabis A Medicine In 2005, Bill Gates had a life changing meeting with veterans of the War in Afghanistan through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ever since hearing their stories that day, Gates has set out to find the safest, most effective form of medicinal cannabis for treating the conditions of former solders and others, and to bring that product to the masses. After 12 years of non-stop research and advocacy, those goals are finally in hand..... Gates, whose company recovers CBD from cannabis plants using the 'green method' of supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) with C02 ... Cannabinoid, or CBD, is a miracle product that everyone has been using to Completete various conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, nausea, rheumatoid arthritis,... More »
CBD Reduces Blood Pressure Last Updated on 2017-07-19 16:54:24 2017 Jun 15;2(12). pii: 93760. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.93760. [Epub ahead of print] A single dose of cannabidiol reduces blood pressure in healthy volunteers in a randomized crossover study. Jadoon KA1, Tan GD2, O'Sullivan SE1. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychoactive phytocannabinoid used in multiple sclerosis and intractable epilepsies. Preclinical studies show CBD has numerous cardiovascular benefits, including a reduced blood pressure (BP) response to stress. The aim of this study was to investigate if CBD reduces BP in humans. METHODS: Nine healthy male volunteers were given 600 mg of CBD or placebo in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study. Cardiovascular parameters were monitored using a finometer and laser Doppler. RESULTS: CBD reduced resting systolic BP (-6 mmHg; P < 0.05) and stroke volume... More »
Stroke & CBD Last Updated on 2017-06-14 15:44:41 Stroke Stroke. 2005 May;36(5):1077-82. Epub 2005 Apr 21. Cannabidiol prevents cerebral infarction via a serotonergic 5-hydroxytryptamine1A receptor-dependent mechanism. Mishima K1, Hayakawa K, Abe K, Ikeda T, Egashira N, Iwasaki K, Fujiwara M. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cannabidiol has been reported to be a neuroprotectant, but the neuroprotective mechanism of cannabidiol remains unclear. We studied the neuroprotective mechanism of cannabidiol in 4-hour middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion mice. METHODS: Male MCA occluded mice were treated with cannabidiol, abnormal cannabidiol, anandamide, methanandamide, cannabidiolplus capsazepine, and cannabidiol plus WAY100135 before and 3 hours after MCA occlusion. The infarct size was determined after 24 hours (2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining). Cerebral blood flow (CBF) was measured at, before and... More »