Nov 172011
 November 17, 2011

spinal cord marijuanaThe administration of the non-psychotropic cannabis plant constituent cannabidiol (CBD) improves mobility in rats with spinal cord injuries, according to preclinical data published in the journal Neurotoxicity Research.

Investigators at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil assessed the impact of CBD on motor function in rats with cryogenically induced spinal cord injury. The animals received injections of a placebo or CBD immediately before, three hours after and daily for sixdays after surgery.

Researchers reported that cannabidiol-treated rats exhibited higher locomotor skills at the end of one week.

“Cannabidiol improved locomotor functional recovery and reduced injury extent, suggesting that it could be useful in the treatment of spinal cord lesions,” investigators concluded.

Previous studies of CBD have documented the cannabinoid to possess a variety of therapeutic abilities, including anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic, anti-cancer, and bone-stimulating properties.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: Full text of the study, “Cannabidiol-treated rats exhibited higher motor score after cryogenic spinal cord injury,” appears in Neurotoxicity Research.

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  • compound fractures

    Compound fracture injury has lot of stake because sometimes we take it as other injuries but in fact one has to be very careful while suffering from compound fracture…

  • Robert G Smith

    My brother smokes weed and just had a compound fracture. He said it’s helping to ease thwe pain so far.

  • Bob Reynolds

    Spinal stenosis in the t spine. Other blown disc in the c and l spine. My spine is in two pieces. Marijuana is the ticket. With it I can cut back my pain meds by 75%

  • Lane

    I’m a t-7 and use it for pain and sleep. It’s a giant help.

  • Stoic Vion

    There is not doubt that the substance may be an effective pain killer and also find numerous use in pharmaceuticals but I have concern about the health aspect of smoking the substance. Also, using the substance without prescription may have some complications of dose determination among others.
    What in you opinion do you think are the likely implications of smoking to the organ and how do you determine a safe dose?

    • painkills2

      I don’t understand, if you have concerns about smoking cannabis, then you can just choose another delivery system. As to dosages, testing is available for most dispensary products, so just like prescription pharmaceuticals, you start with a low dose and increase it if you require additional medication. Since it is almost impossible to take an unsafe dose of cannabis, I’m not sure why this would be one of your concerns either.