What is Medical Cannabis?
The term medical cannabis refers to using the whole, unprocessed cannabis plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. Cannabis has been used as a medicinal plant since records began. Cannabis is derived from the cannabis plant (cannabis sativa) Cannabis contains more than 480 active compounds, 80 of which are only found in
cannabis are also knows as cannabinoids. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine. There is a lot of different variables that affect the body and, in part, the reason why there is always new scientific research published on new discoveries related to cannabis.
EXPLORING THE CANNABINOIDS
Medical cannabis may be able to treat or alleviate the symptoms of a variety of serious ailments, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and much more.The human endoCannabinoid system safeguards our biochemical balance on a cellular level, promoting health and balance physiologically. Some people need a little help to maintain their balance or their endoCannabinoid may not be functioning properly at its optimal level. This can be addressed by giving the correct dosage of cannabis from the plant.
Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that interacts with many different receptors in the endocannabinoid system.CBD tends to be the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis.
THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. It stimulates the parts of the brain that cause the release of dopamine - creating a feeling of euphoria and well-being.
CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid,it is also known as cannabigerol, an active cannabis compound that is known primarily for its antibacterial effects
CBN, is an analgesic that is created from the breakdown of THC by oxidation. It is slightly psychoactive, and is only found in small amounts in fresh cannabis plants.
THCV, is believed to be a cannabinoid that moderates the intensity of the psychoactive effects of THC. Some research that is being carried out on THCV, also suggests that it can be used for the treatment of metabolic disorders and to act as an appetite suppressant.
The Cannabichromene, or CBC, is thought to have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, although not enough medical research has been done on this cannabinoid.