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Dedicated to Exploring the Health Benefits of CBD-Rich Therapeutics Through Funding Medical and Clinical Research


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Wholistic Research and Education Foundation

We are a California-based nonprofit dedicated to exploring the health benefits of CBD-rich therapeutics through funding medical and clinical research as well as increasing safe and legal access to those in need via advocacy and education.

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Drive multi-disciplinary research to better understand the role of the endocannabinoid system in our well being, and explore the therapeutic promise of CBD across a variety of conditions in a comprehensive and systematic way.

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Empower consumers with research-driven data on if, how, and why CBD may benefit certain conditions, and inform healthcare professionals about treatment options for their patients.

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Leverage research-driven, scientific data to improve state and federal legislation for CBD-rich therapeutics with the goal of expanding access to new treatments options to families across the US.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. Numerous clinical and scientific studies to-date support CBD’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotectant, and anti-anxiety properties, underscoring its potential for treating many serious health conditions.

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WHO, November 2017

An Effective Treatment

"CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment for epilepsy in adults, children, and even animals, and there's preliminary evidence that CBD could be useful in treating Alzheimer's disease, cancer, psychosis, Parkinson's disease, and other serious conditions."

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"UC San Diego is pleased to partner with the Noorda and Wholistic foundations to advance understanding of when and how medicinal cannabis works, and to use this information to transform the lives of the many people for whom medicinal cannabis may make a meaningful difference in their quality of life. We believe that by working together using evidence-based data, we can make the greatest impact on the field, our community and policy decision-makers."

David A. Brenner, MDVice Chancellor of UC San Diego Health Sciences and Dean of UC San Diego School of Medicine