CBD Specialist

New Leaf Wellness Center

Wellness Center located in Culver City, CA

Cannabidiol (CBD) gives you the healing benefits of medical marijuana without the “high.” Morton Barke, MD, of New Leaf Wellness offers a variety of CBD products to help alleviate various physical and psychological conditions. Call the office in Culver City, California, or book an appointment online to learn how these products can help you.



What is CBD?

Cannabidiol comes from the marijuana plant but is not psychotropic in nature. Hemp and marijuana are two versions of the same plant, Cannabis sativa, but are quite different. CBD comes primarily from the hemp form of the plant.

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive agent that gets you high from smoking or eating marijuana, is not present in any notable amount in hemp. The CBD obtained from hemp, however, does have healing properties.


How does CBD work?

Your body’s endocannabinoid system is a complex regulatory system involved in managing your health. CBD attaches to receptors in this system to help regulate memory, mood, sleep, and metabolic processes.

Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, CBD is natural and has no side effects. You won’t experience issues such as drowsiness, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, headaches, or agitation when you use CBD products.


What health issues does CBD address?

CBD is effective in reducing the symptoms of a number of health conditions. These include:

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Chronic pain and inflammation
  • Digestive issues and nausea
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress

CBD products support healthy aging, too. The neuroprotectant properties in CBD can prevent the damage to nerves that causes Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, as well as strokes.


What CBD products are available?

At New Leaf Wellness, you can find a variety of brands including:

  • Nonnie’s Nectar
  • Venice Relief
  • Red Pill Medical
  • Quanta
  • Disposable Vapor Pen 

The practice also carries CBD brands for pets, such as Therapist.


Should I take CBD if I’m healthy?

Even if you have no current health complaints, CBD products can help promote wellness. They offer the following benefits:

  • Reduced blood sugar to protect against diabetes
  • Slowed bacterial growth
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Suppression of muscle spasms

Talk to Dr. Barke to determine how CBD products can help you.


Are CBD products safe?

The FDA doesn't regulate CBD products, so it can be hard to find the highest quality products. Dr. Barke researches each of the CBD options he offers so you can be sure they are safe, pure, and effective.

To learn more about CBD products and how they can help you heal and prevent disease, call the office or schedule an appointment online.