We aren’t doctors—just cannabis advocates and avid CBD users hoping to make a difference by sharing our CBD experiences and knowledge with consumers everywhere. The selection below may help provide you with the materials you need to get started on your path to CBD wellness, but if you have questions or concerns (especially about a chronic condition) try talking to your doctor about CBD.

You’ve probably heard the many people raving about CBD’s effect on pain, inflammation, or anxiety, and if those were the cannabinoid’s only benefits it would still be a tough act to follow. Lucky for us (and all other mammals), CBD reacts in the body in a number of ways that may make it a useful option for managing a variety of conditions, many of which are chronic or otherwise severe. That’s because CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex system of neurotransmitters and neuroreceptors that plays a role in most of the body’s regulatory and immune functions. Everyone has one, and the endocannabinoid system has been linked to almost every important human function, including memory, pain, sleep, stress, appetite, reproductive functions, and more. This knowledge inspired researchers all over the world to begin looking at CBD, a non-psychoactive component from cannabis, to see just how it affects these many functions. Although research is still limited, Key to Cannabis’s team of cannabis advocates has worked tirelessly to compose this selection of conditions that may respond positively to CBD.

In light of our mission to provide cannabis education and trustworthy CBD recommendations, we thoroughly researched each condition and provided a list of the research we considered to be relevant. The heavily researched benefits of using CBD for some conditions, like pain, inflammation, or related conditions like arthritis, are pretty cut and dry. That’s not to say that other conditions won’t respond to CBD as well, like ADHD, diabetes, depression, or certain skincare concerns. Many conditions have piqued researcher’s interest, especially after the many anecdotal reports of success with CBD flooded the media shortly after the cannabinoid was made legal for sale. Some research regarding the impact of CBD on these conditions already exists. Ongoing research is predicted to help explain why so many people are finding success when using CBD alongside cancer treatments, to manage concussions and brain injuries, or to manage disruptive sleep patterns due to insomnia or PTSD.