Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: WEED 5: The CBD Craze

More than six years ago, Dr. Sanjay Gupta set out to investigate the science behind medical marijuana. A year later WEED, the first documentary in the award-winning series aired on CNN with an accompanying op-ed penned by Gupta: “Why I Changed my Mind on Weed.” Now, his fifth documentary WEED 5: The CBD Craze, will premiere on Sunday, September 29th at 8pm ET/PT, with Gupta returning to Colorado where he started his journey and introduced viewers for the first time to the word few could even pronounce – Cannabidiol (CBD).

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Upcoming Research: Cannabinoids’ Effects on Arthritic Pain and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Cannabinoids seem promising for treating the symptoms or progression of rheumatoid arthritis. But in the name of caution, many doctors prefer no treatment rather than trusting anecdotal reports about cannabis for arthritic pain. There’s hope that this attitude may change with upcoming research from a group of Danish scientists who recently pre-registered a double-blind randomized controlled trial of cannabinoids’ effects on arthritic pain and ankylosing spondylitis.

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Targeting Inflammation with CBD

In research published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine, scientists at the University of Mississippi medical center described not only the complexities and challenges posed by trying to specifically target oxidative stress in a variety of disease states, but also the potential benefits of using CBD to accomplish this goal.

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