Article written By Richard Cowan, former NORML National Director and author of Make Your Pet’s Life Healthier With CBD.
Libertpub.com has published a new research report on the effects of CBD.
We humans have some distant relatives called “nematode Caenorhabditis elegans” that are often used as a proxy for humans because we have a surprising amount in common.
As the report explains, “Caenorhabditis elegans is often used in preclinical lifelong toxicity studies, due to an estimated 60–80% of their genes having a human ortholog, and their short lifespan of ∼2–3 weeks.”
In this study CBD “extended their lifespans up to 18.3% and increased late-stage life activity by up to 206.4% compared to controls.”
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And “toxicity results showed that no animal died when exposed to 0.4–4000 μM CBD.”
“The thermotolerance study showed that 40 μM CBD, but not other treatment levels, significantly increased resistance to heat stress by 141% compared to the untreated controls…
Conclusion: “These results serve as the only CBD lifelong exposure data in an in vivo model to date. While further research into the lifelong use of CBD should be carried out in mammalian models, the C. elegans model indicates a lack of long-term toxicity at physiologically relevant concentrations.”
I was born in 1940, the same year when CBC was first discovered so, 80 years after its discovery, we are just now doing basic research on CBD and other cannabinoids. That is truly absurd.
Of course, if there had been any indication that CBD might kill our little relatives, NIDA would have funded decades of nematode mass destruction.
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In the real world, the study was funded by Canopy Growth Corporation, the largest of the Canadian growers. Good on them.