Cannabis could be used in medicinal form to speed up the healing of broken bones, according to a new study.

Researchers found that the non-psychotropic element in cannabis – the element that does not lead to the user experiencing a high – known as cannabidiol (CBD), significantly sped up the healing process for fractured leg bones in rats after eight weeks.

Additionally, the same researchers previously found that receptors in human bodies which are sensitive to cannabis boost bone formation and limit bone loss, meaning that medicinal doses of cannabis could be used to treat osteoporosis and other degenerative bone diseases.

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