NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – Christopher Morrissey relies on medical-grade CBD for his health issues.
It’s the compound in the cannabis plant ¬†— that doesn’t make you high.¬†
He says, “It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-anxilitic, anti-psychotic. It covers a¬†lot of different things I have to deal with.” ¬† ¬† ¬†
“With the CBD and medical marijuana,” he says, “I was able to lower the medications until there wasn’t side affects.”¬†
Dr. Stefana Pecher says, “CBD itself is a wonderful anti-inflammatory molecule that acts on receptors that are found in our very own endo-cannanoid system.”¬†
Family physician Dr. Pecher is Christopher’s doctor.¬†
She explains, “It just functions to balance equilibrium in all body systems.”
Christopher gets his CBD at designated marijuana dispensaries in the state — where before it’s sold — it is tested thoroughly for it’s purity. Something not every state requires. ¬† ¬†¬†
Dr. Pecher says, “It tells us it’s CBD one to one.” ¬† ¬†
When it comes to purchasing it online – Dr. Pecher says make sure the source is reputable.
“If you’re just blindly buying something on line.” she says, “And you don’t have any idea where it’s coming from – not good. You maybe causing more health problems for yourself.”¬†
Products infused with CBD oil is¬†growing.¬†
Dr. Pecher says,¬†“If you’re talking about a hemp oil in a lotion that’s sourced in a safe Vermont countryside organically, go for it. ¬†There is no THC in there or it’s negligable and it cannot be absorbed in the skin.” ¬†¬†
Read the label – important Dr. Pecher says because there’s really very little oversight.
That’s what she did when a company tried to sell her their line.
She says, “And I looked at the back, and it was loaded with dyes and chemicals.¬†So this is not an organic product? correct, yet it’s touted that way on the website and on the package.” ¬† ¬†
Dr. Pecher has been studying the use of CBD for several years now.
Here’s something else she’s worried about — hemp is used to clean up environmental disasters — it soaks up the toxins.¬†
If the same plant is then used for CBD products — the toxins could be passed on to you.¬†
That’s why she stresses knowing the source of the CBD.¬†
Dr. Pecher offers a free monthly cannibus seminar in North Stonington.¬†
New England Medical Cannabis Seminar and Support.
Free — Last Wednesday Every Month at 6:30p.
391 Norwich Westerly Road¬†
For more information – ¬†