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Forget milk, because in addition to helping PTSD sufferers and chemo patients, it looks like weed could also help heal broken bones -- or at least that's what a new study from Tel Aviv University purports.
According to The Times of Israel, researchers found that lab rats who were given cannabidiol (aka CBD, a marijuana compound that doesn't get you high) had bones that grew back faster and stronger than before. It also seems to prevent future injury, which could mean good things for those prone to skeletal diseases like osteoporosis.
"Other studies have also shown CBD to be a safe agent, which leads us to believe we should continue this line of study in clinical trials to assess its usefulness in improving human fracture healing," Dr. Yankel Gabet of Tel Aviv's Bone Research Laboratory said. "After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future."
Hm, whaddya know D.A.R.E., looks like a toke a day may actually keep the doctor away.