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Can Cannabis Help With Acne?


Acne Vulgaris (or simply acne) is a long-term skin condition characterized by areas of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin, and possibly scarring.

Acne is the most common skin problem seen by doctors. THC is known to increase oil production in the skin, however, CBD has the exact opposite effect.

Whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts, and nodules are all types of acne. It is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans yearly. It commonly occurs during puberty, when the sebaceous glands activate.

Acne and Cannabis Science & Research

2017 - News ~ Marijuana and Your Skin: A Guide.

Leaf Science.

2011 - Study ~ Endocannabinoid signaling and epidermal differentiation.

European Journal of Dermatology.

2010 - Study ~ Cannabidiol as a treatment for acne?


2009 - News ~ Hemp Seed Oil Benefits.

Live Strong.

2009 - Study ~ The endocannabinoid system of the skin in health and disease: novel perspectives and therapeutic opportunities.

Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.

2008 - News ~ Cannabis - Why it could be an acne cure.

Truth in Aging.

2008 - Study ~ Endocannabinoids enhance lipid synthesis and apoptosis of human sebocytes via cannabinoid receptor-2-mediated signaling.

Journal of the American Societies for Experimental Biology.