Washington DC: Suffered a fracture? Smoke up some marijuana as a study has revealed that one of the components of marijuana significantly helps heal bone fractures.
As per the study, the administration of the non-psychotropic component cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) significantly helps heal bone fractures.
Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University researchers conducted a study on rats with mid-femoral fractures, and found that CBD, even when isolated from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive component of cannabis, markedly enhanced the healing process of the femora after just eight weeks.
One of the lead researchers, Dr. Yankel Gabet said that our bodies are equipped with a cannabinoid system, which regulates both vital and non-vital systems.
Gabet added that we only respond to cannabis because we are built with intrinsic compounds and receptors that can also be activated by compounds in the cannabis plant.
The researchers discovered that the skeleton itself is regulated by cannabinoids.
The study is published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.