Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two main ingredients in the cannabis plant and are the most tested. Both are cannabinoids. High CBD marijuana varieties have been rare over the last 40 years due to the illegal nature of cannabis. Breeders sought to create the high THC varieties as this was the cannabinoid most sought after by the black market. In recent times CBD has gained more attention and breeders have created a new wave of high CBD varieties that have different properties than high THC varieties. For many conditions a variety with both CBD and THC will have a synergistic effect and be the best choice.
Below are lists based areas of research for both CBD and THC. Research has shown a lot of medicinal benefits from cannabis and as a company we feel great compassion for those suffering that could be helped with this plant. No studies are currently backed by the FDA as a result of marijuana’s federal status. We hope for further medical research and studies in the near future as popular opinion continues to change for cannabis.
CBD Medical Uses:
- Pain Relief (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22585736)
- Antipsychotic Effects (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22716160)
- Anxiety Reducer – PTSD (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22729452)
- Inhibits Cancer (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21827451)
- Relieves Nausea (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21827451)
- Treats Seizures and Other Neurological Disorders (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4157067/, https://www.aesnet.org/meetings_events/annual_meeting_abstracts/view/1868751)
- Lowers Incidence of Diabetes (http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343%2813%2900200-3/abstract)
- Promotes Catiovascular Health (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22670794)
THC Medical Uses:
- Pain Relief (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22448949)
- PTSD (https://www.leafscience.com/2014/06/19/cannabis-treats-ptsd-symptoms-pilot-study/)
- Nausea (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC34325/pdf/16.pdf)
- Alzheimer’s Disease (http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/2006/080906.html)
- Pain Relief for Multiple Sclerosis – Anti-Spasmodic (http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2012/05/14/cmaj.110837)
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / Crohn’s Disease (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091220175502.htm)
- Tremor Reduction in Parkinson’s Disease (https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/mds/39933)
- Appetite Stimulation (https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/cannabis-pdq#section/all)
- Anti-Inflammatory (https://cannabis.net/blog/medical/cannabis-for-inflammation-why-does-is-work-so-well)
- Anitoxident (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10863546)
Choosing what is best for your conditions can be difficult. For pain relief the synergistic effect of the CBD and THC working together can the best choice. If you are unsure about what would work best for you please let us know as your providers. We’re here to help and offer our expertise. A third group of chemicals called terpenes, mostly known for the smell they give a plant, have been shown to have regulatory effects affecting the absorption of both THC and CBD. The combinations of THC, CBD, and terpenes all play a role in how a particular strain of cannabis will affect you or your condition.