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Getting to know your meds is an important part of understanding the type of marijuana you may need for your specific condition.  

 

What is a Cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are groups of chemical compounds present in cannabis.  These chemical compounds interact with receptors in the brain, and depending on the type of cannabinoid, the effects can be different from one another.  

Types of Cannabinoids:

THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol, the most well-known of all cannabinoids, and primary pyschoactive component of cannabis.  THC can alter mood, and perception and has been shown to reduce nausea, relieve pain, is a muscle relaxant, and can relieve Crohn's disease.

 

CBD - Cannabidiol, is not a psychoactive cannabinoid.  Studies have shown CBD to reduce convulsions, anxiety, and can lower blood pressure.  Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center discovered CBD's ability to "turn off" the activity of ID1, the gene responsible for metastasis in breast and other types of cancers, including the particularly aggressive triple negative breast cancer. The researchers hope to start human trials soon.

 

CBN - Cannabinol is the primary product of THC degradation, and there is usually little of it in a fresh plant. CBN content increases as THC degrades in storage, and with exposure to light and air. It is only mildly psychoactive at roughly 10% the activity of THC.  CBN causes drowsiness and reduces spasms.

 

CBG - Cannabigerol is common in the hemp plant, which is non-psychoactive.  It has shown to have a significant ability to prevent, as well as counteract against, tumor formation.

 

THCV - Tetrahydrocannabivarin is a psychoactive cannabinoid, like THC.  It is being investigated as an anti-obesity drug, and may help treat high blood pressure.  

 

CBC - Cannabichromene is a cannabinoid more common in tropical cannabis varieties.  It has analgesic, and an anti-inflammatory.  It is also being studied for it's antibiotic properties that show very promising.  

 

For more information, consult with your physician on what type of profile they recommend for you.  

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