From the Project CBD Archives:
ICRS 2016: Report from Bukovina
The 2016 meeting of ICRS focused on the latest cannabinoid research and the endocannabinoid system.
CBD & Diabetic Ischemia
Researchers looked into CBD’s health effects in an animal model of diabetic brain damage.
CBD for Brain-Damaged Babies?
Could CBD save the lives of babies born with brain damage? A new clinical trial aims to find out.
From the Project CBD Patient Survey:
See the full survey here.
128 survey respondents reported taking CBD for brain injuries
58% Female | 41% Male | 1% Prefer not to say
The most common type of brain injury among participants was a TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury. Participants taking CBD for brain injuries often reported that they were also taking CBD for pain (68%), mood issues (55%), sleep problems (46%), and PTSD (33%).
People with a brain injury were twice as likely to report using CBD for addiction as the average participant. Participants with brain injuries were also more likely to be taking CBD from or with cannabis rather than hemp-derived CBD alone (53% versus 40%), meaning they were more likely to be taking some THC with their CBD.
Types of Brain Injuries:
Participants were asked to rate how CBD impacted seven common symptoms of brain injuries (see chart below), indicating whether the symptom was a “much better,” “little better,” “no change,” a “little worse,” or “lot worse.” For participants with brain injuries, CBD appeared most helpful for relieving headaches, irritability, and agitation. CBD was less helpful at relieving issues with balance or coordination. In a small percentage of participants, participants reported that issues with memory, concentration, and self-expression worsened though it is unknown if this was the result of CBD or THC.
Changes in Symptoms:
Scientific Research on CBD & Cannabis for Strokes/Ischemia:
- Cannabidiol: Pharmacology and potential therapeutic role in epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders
- Cannabidiol Administration Prevents Hypoxia-Ischemia-Induced Hypomyelination in Newborn Rats.
- High-Dose Cannabidiol Induced Hypotension after Global Hypoxia-Ischemia in Piglets.
- Cannabidiol reduces lung injury induced by hypoxic-ischemic brain damage in newborn piglets.
- Short-term effects of cannabidiol after global hypoxia-ischemia in newborn piglets.
- Neuroprotective Effects of Cannabidiol in Hypoxic Ischemic Insult. The Therapeutic Window in Newborn Mice.
- Protective Effects of Cannabidiol Against Hippocampal Cell Death and Cognitive Impairment Induced by Bilateral Common Carotid Artery Occlusion in Mice
- Repeated treatment with cannabidiol but not Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol has a neuroprotective effect without the development of tolerance
- CBD reduces brain damage and improves functional recovery in a neonatal rat model of arterial ischemic stroke
- CBD reduces neuroinflammation and promotes neuroplasticity and functional recovery after brain ischemia