What does medicinal marijuana contain? There are 200 known compounds found in cannabis, but so far 140 cannabinoids have been identified, the most famous of which are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Cannabidiol CBD is not a psychoactive ingredient, so its use is not accompanied by a state of euphoria, unlike THC.
Benefits of medicinal hemp preparations with a high CBD content
The confirmed advantage of medicinal marijuana – CBD is the lack of psychoactive effect and the lack of risk of neurotoxicity. It has been proven that it does not affect CB1 receptors, but rather protects them from unwanted activation by other substances. For medicinal purposes, it is used to treat psychosis, depression, seizures, nausea after chemotherapy, slows down the growth of cancer cells, etc. In addition, cannabidiol affects CB2 receptors, thus interacting directly with the human immune system.
What does medicinal marijuana contain? It contains large amounts of CBD and a small amount of THC. CBD has a healing effect and THC in larger amounts is psychoactive (intoxicating). The cannabis oil sold today contains more than 80 cannabinoids, i.e. substances recognized as beneficial for human health. They affect the endocannabinoid system, which is part of the nervous system in humans and includes the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Can dried CBD for smoking have a positive effect on health? Yes, thanks to vaporization, it has an analgesic effect and reduces muscle tension. People who use this product sleep better and have normalized blood pressure. Important! Vaporizing dried CBD leads to direct contact with the alveoli, thanks to which CBD is efficiently transferred to the bloodstream. The effect is felt within five minutes and lasts about two hours.
The use of cannabis for medicinal purposes
With the rise of recreational cannabis use in the 1960s, many people were already becoming more aware of its medical use. Many users have begun to notice that certain strains seem to show particular levels of symptom relief for certain diseases. Thanks to this, it was possible to obtain medicinal marijuana, which helps many people in various disease states. Cannabis, available in various products such as medicinal hemp oil, contains many different cannabinoid compounds.
Important! The best known and responsible for the psychoactive properties of cannabis is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). But there is another important substance called cannabidiol or CBD that does not adversely affect the brain. For many medicinal cannabis users, the CBD content provides better pain relief. Currently, CBD-rich varieties are also available in the form of dried CBD, which increases the level of serotonin and relieves stress and anxiety.
Buying medical hemp products
Years of experience have taught us that all cannabis strains have some form of medical benefit. It is also clear that individuals have their own preferences for specific varieties that work best for their particular condition. Sometimes people in the same environment will have completely different preferences. After all, everyone is different, with their own endocannabinoid system, so it’s probably only natural to expect different people to have their favorite healing products.
Therefore, it is important that users can buy both cannabis oil and CBD for smoking. Everyone can buy and taste several different products and choose the best ones for themselves. The price of medical marijuana for one gram is about PLN 70. On the other hand, the cost of buying medicinal hemp oil for a 250 ml package is about PLN 28 and 500 ml is about PLN 40. If someone decides to smoke CBD, they will be able to choose from different types, which is why the prices are very different.
There is good reason to believe that hemp can help with such health problems:
- Pain and muscle spasms – spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, phantom pain
- Nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer, hepatitis C, or HIV and AIDS
- Ulcerative colitis
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Glaucoma treatment resistance
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
The use of medical marijuana objectively improves the quality of life in many conditions associated with severe pain syndrome. According to many experts, inhaling cannabis vapor (vaping) reduces migraine and tension headaches by almost half. The relaxing effect of cannabis oil also helps to manage anxiety and stress without the use of strong painkillers such as opiates and benzodiazepines.
The use of hemp with a predominant content of CBD for medical purposes in chronic pain of neurogenic origin in autoimmune diseases of the nervous and connective tissue has been demonstrated. Indirect evidence suggests that CBD also has anti-inflammatory effects and improves mobility. Probably the mechanism of action of medicinal marijuana in peripheral neuritis is related to the general reduction of stress reactions that cause atherosclerotic attacks.