Ingredients Found in Medical Marijuana Strains
There are different types of medical marijuana strains in the market. The strains have various ingredients, and this explains why their effects are different. In most cases, a doctor will not prescribe a specific medical marijuana strain for your pain. It will be up to you to try different strains to see which one will be suitable for use.
Most people think that cannabis strains make someone sleepy and psychoactive. However, the different cannabis strains produce different effects. With some strains, there are no psychoactive effects. These strains are recommended for young and senior cannabis patients.
The effects of the cannabis you will take will mostly depend with the amount of cannabinoids in it.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are molecules that are mainly found in the cannabis plant. These molecules give the plant its beneficial medicinal properties.
In cannabis, the most abundant cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The compound responsible for the "high" experienced when smoking marijuana is THC. This is the primary psychoactive molecule in cannabis plant. CBD is not considered psychoactive. However, it can have a positive impact on your mood.
Majority of medical marijuana strains in the market have either CBD, THC or a mixture of the two. Most strains have less than 30 percent total of cannabinoids. Some marijuana breeders are experimenting with strains with have higher amounts of less compounds, like THCV. Finding these strains is however nearly impossible in smoke shops or medical cannabis dispensaries.
The effects produced by different medical marijuana strains depend with the amount of cannabinoids they have.
Benefits of THC
Medical marijuana strains that have higher amounts of THC are usually used by adults. The strains lead to a psychoactive high and can help with the following:
o Relieving nausea
o Relaxing the muscles
o Used as an insecticide/antibiotic
o Used in low doses to alleviate anxiety
o Can alleviate depression when taken in low doses
o Provides stress relief
o Anti-cancer activity
o Reduces inflammation
Benefits of CBD
Marijuana strains that have high amounts of CBD have a positive effect on mood. However, they do not make one high. Vaping or smoking these marijuana strains is likely to result in a calm and peaceful experience without altered cognition. For more facts about cannabis, visit this website at https://www.britannica.com/plant/cannabis-plant.
Marijuana strains with CBD can be useful for:
o Anti-bacterial properties
o Oily skin
o Anti-cancer properties
o Antispasmodic/anticonvulsant properties
o Anti-psychotic properties
o Pain and stress relief
The above are the two main compounds found in Medical Marijuana that you should know about.