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Medical Marijuana: THC VS. CBD

Posted by on January 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM
You've probably heard people using abbreviations like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). You have probably wondered why there are so many names for marijuana. The Cannabis plant can be bred into marijuana (containing THC) or Hemp bred basically without THC. Hemp is used for its fibrous stalk to create many household items such as paper and clothing. Hemp seeds are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids and other dietary needs. Hemp contains CBD and provides therapeutic relief for a range of medical conditions. Research has found there are as many as 66 other cannabinoids that provide therapeutic benefits. What is most interesting, though, is the synergy between these cannabinoids and the hundreds of other chemicals found in cannabis. The interaction of these chemicals is called the "entourage effect." The entourage effect has sparked the use of whole plant extracts in cannabis oils and analgesics intended for pharmaceutical use. A 2015 study by researchers in Israel showed the superior anti-inflammatory and pain reducing effects of CBD-rich whole plant extracts. The researchers attributed their results to the entourage effect of CBD with other chemicals in the plant. CBD oils are gaining popularity because of their ability to medicate without any psychoactive effects. I personally have been able to use CBD oil instead of a narcotic for pain. Researchers have identified over 400 different chemicals in cannabis. Some of them include amino acids, ketones, limonene, linalool and other terpenes. Recent research suggests that the synergistic effects of the compounds in cannabis(with terpenes in particular) often counter the less-desired effects of cannabis. For example, linalool, a terpene found prominently in lavender, helps reduce anxiety. Why am I sharing the chemical components? Because they are the same components found in many essential oils. Like CBD oils, Cannabis Sativa essential oil is now available in all 50 states. There is no need for a card because they contain almost no THC. Cannabis Sativa essential oil is steam distilled and therefore does not contain enough THC for psychoactive effects. The essential oil can be used for pain relief, reduce side effects of chemotherapy, reduce muscle spasms, lower blood pressure; and relieve symptoms of asthma, constipation, depression, epilepsy and insomnia. Please be your own best advocate and research what is best for you. I have only scratched the surface of information in this article. Don't be afraid to talk with medical professionals as the stigma associated with medical marijuana has been dwindling. Feel free to contact me about making a personal essential oil blend for you. 1. Find referenced study here: 2. Information taken from: 3. Information taken from: Cannabis sativa: The Plant of the Thousand and One Molecules by Christelle M. Andre, Jean-Francois Hausman, and Gea Guerriero

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Reply Kale
3:00 AM on August 8, 2019 
Da CBD außerhalb von Cannabis in den USA nicht illegal ist und Extraktionen aus legalen Quellen nicht illegal sind, befindet es sich derzeit in einer meist legalen Grauzone.
Reply Wexler
7:20 AM on August 7, 2019 
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most common of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While Chiropractors CBD is an integral part of medical marijuana, it originates directly from the hippopotamus, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is part of marijuana (one of the hundreds), it does not in itself cause a "high". According to a report from the World Health Organization "CBD has no effects suggesting abuse or dependence. So far, there are no signs of public health problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
Reply Smith
6:57 AM on July 24, 2019 
Are you talking about medical vs. street marijuana? Or marijuana vs. "legal bud"? "Legal bud" such as K2 or Spice is not marijuana, but contains a chemical variant of THC that the DEA is currently considering making illegal. Medical marijuana is typically grown for specific THC and cbd content and other characteristics in its growth and effect. Street marijuana is a crapshoot and can be good or bad depending on its origin. Within both medical and street marijuana are variations, the primary one being strain. An indica will have different effects than a sativa, but both are legal as medical and illegal on the street.