⚠️ Long Beach delivery hours are 12pm – 9pm | All others are 10am – 9pm. Orders placed outside operating hours will be fulfilled once open.⚠️


The endocannabinoid system (ECS) helps regulate many bodily functions, including sleep, mood, appetite, memory, pain, and immune system response. It produces endocannabinoids – neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system and improve how they function. Cannabidiol (CBD) stimulates these cannabinoid receptors into producing more endocannabinoids. But CBD is also non-psychoactive, unlike THC, making it an attractive option for those who want physical and mental relief without getting high. Here’s a quick rundown of the three most well-researched cannabidiol effects.

CBD treats

Neurological disorders

Research suggests that CBD may be useful in treating symptoms of neurological disorders.

In particular, CBD oil has been shown to significantly reduce seizure activity in children with severe and treatment-resistant epileptic conditions. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence for CBD’s effects on epilepsy too.

Several studies have found some evidence that CBD treatment improved quality of life and sleep quality for people with Parkinson’s disease.

And a few studies have observed a link between CBD and slowing the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Pain relief

Research has been able to draw a link between CBD and pain relief. CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain responses, both notoriously difficult types of chronic pain to treat. It, therefore, has practical applications for:

  • Arthritis pain, inflammation and sleep quality
  • Sciatic nerve pain and inflammation
  • Multiple sclerosis-related spasticity

Anxiety and insomnia

Unlike THC, which can be known to trigger feelings of paranoia, CBD may help reduce anxiety.

CBD was found to help children from a 2016 study with PTSD-related insomnia and anxiety.

Some scientists also believe it can relieve:

  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Other cannabidiol effects

CBD is believed to help more conditions, although for many of them, more human scientific evidence is needed. These include:

  • Depression
  • Psychotic disorders e.g. schizophrenia
  • Substance addiction
  • Heart problems – including high blood pressure and heart disease
  • Side effects of cancer treatment
  • Growth of some cancer cells
  • Acne
  • Diabetes

Side effects

As with any substance, some users will experience side effects. These are generally uncommon, especially when compared with conventional medicines. Reported side effects include:

  • Mood swings
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Appetite changes
  • Fatigue

Liver disease patients should only use CBD under guidance from their doctor, and pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid it entirely. CBD can also interact with certain medications.

Image credit: Eric Ward on Unsplash

Can CBD help your pets?

Although evidence on CBD’s benefits for cats and other pets is lacking, it has been praised for how it interacts with dogs.

No formal scientific study on how CBD affects dogs exists. However, anecdotal evidence from dog owners suggests it can help treat:

  • Pain – especially neuropathic
  • Seizures
  • Low appetite
  • Heart issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer

Side effects have been found to include dry mouth, a temporary drop in blood pressure, and drowsiness. Therefore, if you’re thinking of treating your pet with CBD, it’s critically important to avoid any product that includes THC, as this is toxic to animals.

Should you consider CBD treatment?

Sometimes it’s very difficult to know exactly how much CBD is in a product. A study in 2017 found that labeling was inconsistent with actual CBD content, and products sometimes even contained THC when they had claimed not to. CBD is still classed as a dietary supplement, and the FDA doesn’t regulate the safety and purity of these.

The most important thing to note about cannabidiol effects is to exercise caution when treating yourself and loved ones (human or animal), and always start with a low dose.

Cannabis News
Talking Shop

Valuable cannabis information gets explored each month in the MMD cannabis blog. If you have an appetite for learning these short, informative posts will have you knowing your cannabis facts.

I want to learn about
favicon logo

The Many Potential Benefits of THC Tincture

Smoking, vaping, and dabbing are the most popular ways cannabis fans get THC into their system. However, THC tinctures have a long history in pre-prohibition alternative healing. Now that it’s easier for customers and companies to experiment with cannabis,...
Read More
favicon logo

Why Businesses Must Source Cannabis That Is Lab-Tested

In the days before pot legalization, cannabis smokers had to place a lot of trust in their black market dealers. Since the cannabis market was illegal, cultivators didn’t have to put their pot through specialized lab screenings. Even if...
Read More
favicon logo

How Cannabis Detox Drinks Could “Heighten” Your Health Plan

Detox drinks are all the rage with health nuts…and cannabis fans! Interestingly, cannabis-infused juices are one of the fastest-growing products in the legal marijuana market. By some estimates, this portion of the edibles market is already worth $95 million....
Read More
favicon logo

Delta-8 THC Gummies For Anxiety

Even if you’re a diehard toker, you’ve probably noticed that delta-8 THC is gaining more press in prominent pot publications. Arguably, delta-8’s current success is due to its accessibility in non-cannabis-friendly states. However, delta-8 proponents claim this cannabinoid has...
Read More
favicon logo

Indica Oil For Amazing Sleep

Having trouble sleeping is, unfortunately, a common issue. There are several solutions that people turn to when they can’t seem to fall asleep or stay asleep. They might try turning off the television an hour before bed, taking a...
Read More
favicon logo

Dab Pen Cartridge For Rapid Results

There are countless ways to consume cannabis — joints, pipes, bongs, vapes, and more. Each person has their own preference, but the way you take your cannabis can impact the kind of experience you have.  Many cannabis users are...
Read More
favicon logo

CBD Tincture Dosage For Best Results

CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant after THC. Unlike THC, it doesn’t cause you to get high, but it does provide a whole host of incredible benefits. For those who want to use cannabis...
Read More
favicon logo

Cannabis Resin Uses

In today’s cannabis market, you have numerous ways to enjoy your favorite strain and reap the benefits of its cannabinoids. In addition to smoking, you’ve got edibles, tinctures, capsules, vape pens, topicals, and more. There’s also a product called...
Read More
favicon logo

Indicas For Better Sleep

It’s not all that uncommon to struggle with sleep from time to time. Almost everyone has suffered a restless night. For millions of Americans, though, falling asleep and staying asleep can feel more like an impossible challenge than a...
Read More
favicon logo

Medical Uses For Weed You Need To Know

Many people who use cannabis do so recreationally. There are plenty of others, however, that partake in cannabis for medical reasons. They’ve received a recommendation from their physician so that they can use the plant to treat specific symptoms...
Read More
favicon logo

Highest THC Strains People Love

The world of legalized cannabis is growing fast and growers are constantly finding ways to expand their product line. Every year growers are producing new strains with higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  Most Potent Strains If you’re looking to...
Read More
favicon logo

Sativa High vs Indica High What To Expect

With so many strains of cannabis on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones to choose to get the results you need. Every variety is different. Some relax you while others stimulate your mind. If you’re...
Read More
Let’s get to know each other.

Stop by and strike up a conversation or if you’re on the go, order cannabis for pickup. We’re here to be your resource for cannabis knowledge and licensed product introductions. So bring your questions and your comments, we love the opportunity to get to know you better.

Browse Our Menus