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The benefits of CBD are thought to be linked to its effects on the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system or ECS is a complex cell signaling system [11] in the body that plays a role in regulating essential functions and maintaining biological homeostasis. Cannabinoids like cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol bind to cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) and have the potential to trigger a variety of effects ranging from pain relief to reduced inflammation.

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CBD Oil and Emphysema

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Treating emphysema typically involves a combination of medications and respiratory system therapy. Bronchodilators may help open the airway while corticosteroids can curb inflammation and antibiotics may be used to treat lung infections caused by bacteria. Though there is no scientific evidence to support the use of CBD for emphysema, when used for the treatment of COPD cannabidiol may reduce inflammation and help COPD patients breathe easier.

Updated on April 5, 2021 – Written by Kate Barrington, Health Expert
Medically reviewed by Kimberly Langdon, MD

Journal of Cannabis Research: “ Effects of cannabis oil extract on immune response gene expression in human small airway epithelial cells (HSAEpC): implications for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).”

Some lab studies have offered early signs that CBD could alter certain biological changes that cause COPD. With COPD. Your lungs become highly inflamed. The inflammation doesn’t go away and leads to irreversible blockages in your airways. CBD does seem to fight inflammation, at least in studies on animals. And a 2020 study in the Journal of Cannabis Research found that cannabis oil (which contained CBD and THC) appeared to act as an anti-inflammatory when exposed to human lung cells in a laboratory.

Archives of Internal Medicine: “Effects of Marijuana Smoking on Pulmonary Function and Respiratory Complications: A Systematic Review.”

If You Decide to Try CBD

If you have COPD, you may have been asked a surprising suggestion recently: Have you considered CBD? CBD (short for cannabidiol) is a chemical found in marijuana and other forms of the cannabis plant that’s now available in a wide variety of products, including tincture drops, capsules, candy, cookies, and even coffee. CBD is also sold in liquids that are warmed and inhaled with a special device (known as “vaping”).

Biomolecules: “Cannabidiol: A Potential New Alternative for the Treatment of Anxiety, Depression, and Psychotic Disorders.”

FDA: “FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products, Including Cannabidiol (CBD).”

In another small study from 2018, researchers had people with advanced COPD inhale vaporized cannabis to see if it gave them more lung power when pedaling exercise cycles. It didn’t help, though in fairness the strain of pot used in the study contained only a very small amount of CBD. Once again, the people who inhaled cannabis said they felt less anxious, though that came at a cost, since they also felt high.