CBD is known to have potent neuroprotective properties, a fact known and even patented by the US government. A 2003 trial used an equal combination of THC and CBD to treat symptoms arising from a variety of different brain and spinal cord injuries, and found it effective in treating pain and muscle spasms, and improving bladder control.1 In 2012, a study showed that CBD could be useful in the treatment of spinal cord lesions.2 It has also shown to be useful in treating neonatal brain injury.3
- Dereck T. Wade et al., “A Preliminary Controlled Study to Determine Whether Whole-Plant Cannabis Extracts Can Improve Intractable Neurogenic Symptoms,” Clinical Rehabilitation 17, no. 1 (2003): 21–29, doi:10.1191/0269215503cr581oa.
- Marcelo Kwiatkoski, Francisco Silveira Guimarães, and Elaine Del-Bel, “Cannabidiol-Treated Rats Exhibited Higher Motor Score After Cryogenic Spinal Cord Injury,” Neurotoxicity Research 21, no. 3 (2011): 271–80, doi:10.1007/s12640-011-9273-8.
- David Fernández-López et al., “Cannabinoids: Well-Suited Candidates for the Treatment of Perinatal Brain Injury,” Brain Sciences 3, no. 3 (2013): 1043–59, doi:10.3390/brainsci3031043.