Our Research & Resources

The CBD Houston Research Department, led by Erin Council, is regularly gathering and analyzing the most current data pertaining to hemp-based products and CBD research. Our findings are reviewed in manuscripts below. The remainder of the page provides an array of related resources.

Erin Council - Lead Research Biologist at CBD Houston. Our research department works towards gathering the latest resources and research in the field of CBD and hemp-based products.

Erin Council, B.S. Research Biologist

With a significant background in biology and chemistry and extensive time spent in a lab, I have developed a passion for research. Since working with CBD Houston, I have developed a new, deeper passion for cannabidiol research. Because some prescription medications produce adverse effects and even dependency, I aspire to educate individuals on safe medicine alternatives such as cannabidiol.

I believe scientific data is difficult to understand for some individuals, so I have designed my work to provide clear explanations of scientific data pertaining to cannabidiol’s role as an antipsychotic, antinociceptive, anticonvulsant, and anxiolytic agent. My research currently involves the therapeutic benefits of CBD in chronic pain management and CBD as an opioid-sparing medication.

Current Manuscripts

Cannabidiol has Anticonvulsant Effects

Cannabidiol has Anticonvulsant Effects E. Council, B.S. Research Biologist Cannabidiol has been recognized for its anticonvulsant effects since the 1980s. [...]

Neuroprotective Properties of Cannabidiol

Neuroprotective Properties of Cannabidiol E. Council, B.S. Research Biologist Beyond anticonvulsant, antidepressant, and anxiolytic effects, cannabidiol shows additional neuroprotective properties [...]

Cannabidiol Reduces Inflammation

Cannabidiol Reduces Inflammation E. Council, B.S. Research Biologist Inflammation is a protective immune response to stimulation by pathogens or endogenous [...]

Cannabidiol as an Opioid-Sparing Agent

Cannabidiol as an Opioid-Sparing Agent E. Council, B.S. Research Biologist In the past decade, the number of opioid prescriptions for [...]

Cannabidiol and Chronic Pain

Cannabidiol and Chronic Pain E. Council, B.S. Research Biologist Chronic pain is nociceptive or neuropathic pain that persists for three [...]

Benefits of Oat Oil

Benefits of Oat Oil: A Brief Review E. Council, B.S. Research Biologist Oat oil is commonly recognized for its role [...]

Benefits of MCT Oil

Benefits of MCT Oil E. Council, B.S. Research Biologist MCT oil is concentrated medium-chain triglycerides extracted from palm oil and [...]

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Medical Cannabis Curriculum for Nurses

WHO: American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) and The Medical Cannabis Institute (TMCI)
WHAT: 8 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) hours – online CNE
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WHO: The University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine
WHAT: “5 online modules with 1-2 hours of content focused on Cannabis for therapeutic use” – online CME

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