Okay, so you have definitely heard of the term ‘THC’ used quite frequently when talking about cannabis but what about the term ‘CBD’?
More and more frequently the term CBD comes up when one is referring to medicinal marijuana. CBD is the compound that holds the most medicinal properties in cannabis. No, this does not mean that THC is not as helpful medically, but most of the people who use high THC strains are the type of people searching for the ‘incredible high’ associated with smoking marijuana.
This is why hybrid strains are showing the most promise when it comes to the medicinal aspect of cannabis. Hybrids show us that the two plant categories can be fused together to get the medicinal properties one wishes to achieve from their ‘home-grown medication’.
Quite frequently, when patients think of medicinal marijuana, the first thing that veers them away from it is because they don’t want to walk around feeling ‘stoned’ all day. That is the great thing about strains with a higher CBD count versus a higher THC count. CBD strains don’t give you that ‘flying high’ feeling. It sort of makes you feel comfortably numb so that daily activities are easier to accomplish. That is why it is perfect for those who suffer from moderate to chronic pain, stiff/achy joints, or illnesses that cause nausea/vomiting, anxiety, depression, etc.
THC is most commonly used as a quick, pick-me-up, daytime smoke. It usually gives patients the feeling of well-being along with a little energy boost. Most users report that they become more aware of their surroundings, helps them to spark their creativity, or even allows them to focus on strenuous tasks without losing site on their goals.
CBD is most commonly used for patients that have cancer, glaucoma, and HIV/aids. It also helps aide in other illnesses that have not been deemed chronic enough to qualify for medicinal marijuana. Illnesses such as Acne, ADD and ADHD, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Anorexia, Anxiety, Atherosclerosis, Arthritis, Asthma, Autism, Bipolar, Colitis and Crohn’s, Depression, Diabetes, Endocrine Disorders, Epilepsy and Seizures, Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Inflammation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Migraines, Mood Disorders, Motion Sickness, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Nausea, Neurodegeneration, Neuropathic Pain, Obesity, OCD, Osteoporosis/Bone Health, Parkinson’s Disease, PTSD, Rheumatism, Schizophrenia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Skin Conditions, Sleep Disorders, Spinal Cord Injury, Stress, Stroke and TBI.
Although there is a wave of states jumping on the medicinal marijuana bandwagon, there is much more that needs to be done to open the doors to end the prohibition of cannabis.