Where do CBD and THC fit in the world of cannabis therapeutics? What do you take CBD for and what do you take THC for? What are these acronyms for anyway? Heightened media coverage and confusing legal terms have created some pervasive myths. One myth maintains that only CBD has medical value. What about THC? Read on…
Cannabis Oil Comprises CBD, THC or a Blend
Cannabis oil is the thick, sticky ingredient that is removed from the cannabis leaves and plants. This resin contains numerous chemical compounds called cannabinoids. Many different cannabis strains are jointly called medical cannabis. A cannabis plant includes more than 400 different chemicals, of which about 70 are cannabinoids. This makes treatment with cannabis difficult to study and categorise.
Most people use or know about the two main cannabinoids:
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – a psychoactive compound prevalent in cannabis that makes the user high; mostly illegal as it is a controlled “drug” in most countries.
- Cannabidiol (CBD) – a non-psychoactive, second most abundant compound found in cannabis, with few side effects; mostly legal, especially as medical cannabis.
Many scientists have concluded that it is the ratio of CBD to THC that determines how therapeutic the medical cannabis oil will be. As opposed to being too psychoactive. There should be more CBD than THC for medicinal purposes. The CBD mitigates the psychoactive qualities of the THC, rendering a potent medication that can successfully treat many disorders.
Today, people are choosing CBD cannabis oil to boost their present health status quos. It can be taken as a daily “supplement” for a strong immune system. It can also be taken to treat myriad human ailments, from the common to the chronic.
CBD and THC Have Different Effects on Different People
Cannabis also varies in intensity and affects young people, old people, sick people and healthy people differently. Remember that taking CBD is non-toxic and will not affect you negatively. Taking THC will give you a high – make you feel euphoric – and may cause other side effects if not managed. Taking CBD and THC as a blend, where CBD is stronger, works well as the psychoactive qualities of the THC are then mitigated. CBD is non-psychotic and an antioxidant.
There is really no such thing as overdosing with CBD, a natural antioxidant which is non-psychoactive. Be careful when dosing with THC as you may feel the side effects. But even so, cannabinoids will not harm you in the way that overdosing with pharmaceuticals can harm the patient. Taking too much THC may cause psychosis for a while, a bit of paranoia and maybe the munchies – but will not leave lasting damage.
Who can benefit from CBD?
Some patients who can benefit greatly from a CBD oil treatment – as an addition to their regular medical treatment. Cannabis Therapy has discovered this from our experience in working with various physicians. This includes patients with bi-polar disorder, epileptics, multiple sclerosis patients,some Parkinson’s patients, some patients with severe auto immune disorders and people with ADD.
CBD is particularly well suited as an anti-spasmodic and anti-anxiety remedy. CBD oil can also help fight pain and inflammation. We find THC to be more effective in pain treatment. CBD and THC use complementary and different ways to fight inflammation. Generally, CBD would be suggested for patients who cannot tolerate too much THC and respond well to CBD as a treatment for their condition.
THC and CBD Synergy in Cancer Treatment
Many queries come from cancer patients who think that CBD is the active cancer-fighting component in cannabis. THC is the go-to compound for fighting cancer, and has been for many years. However, recent studies show that THC does not act unaccompanied. CBD has anti-cancer properties and works in different ways from THC. CBD boosts THC’s power by mitigating its unwanted effects (such s getting high). This allows for higher doses of THC to be consumed for greater clinical safety and efficacy.
Can I Purchase Cannabis Oil Online?
Presently, it is not possible to legally buy cannabis oil online. Some manufacturers evade this: they offer CBD oil made from industrial hemp, which is legal in certain countries. Hemp is low in THC. It is undecided whether it has a noteworthy amount of CBD as well. Additionally, a recent report has been released concerning consumers becoming seriously ill due to contaminated hemp oil products – a risk that runs high in the production of commercial hemp. We strongly warn against buying CBD oil online as it could possibly be unsafe and of inferior quality.
Our cannabis extracts are all lab-tested and are unmatched in potency and quality. Choose Cannabis Therapy cannabis products, tailored to meet your unique medical needs.