The use of cannabis as a therapeutic product has been documented in the United States for over 100 years. However, with legalization now spreading across the country, there is an increased need for information about using and expect from this plant-based medicine. We at Mountain Annie’s Dispensary hope that you will be empowered with knowledge and understanding for this powerful plant by reading this blog post.
What does cannabis contain?
Cannabis contains many different chemical compounds called cannabinoids which work with the body’s endocannabinoid system. It’s how cannabis works and what each cannabinoid does:
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) –
The most abundant compound found in cannabis, THC produces a psychoactive effect that relieves pain and also helps to reduce nausea. In addition, it has been shown to help treat migraines andease muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries. Many people use it for sexual health purposes, such as increasing libido and improving fertility.
CBD is the second most abundant compound in cannabis. However, it does not produce a psychoactive effect on users because it doesn’t have any binding affinity to CB-receptors as THC does.
This cannabinoid instead has many therapeutic benefits for people with medical conditions such as epilepsy, cancer treatments or side effects of chemotherapy, arthritis pain relief,chronic migraines/headaches & neuropathic pain.
CBN is a byproduct of THC as it breaks down over time. It’s less common for people to use this cannabinoid on its own, but some do report anti-anxiety benefits or relief from nausea when they ingest the compound alone.
Others have used small doses of pure CBD with high levels of CBN and other cannabinoids such as THCA, which has been found helpful for those who need help sleeping at night! Unfortunately, the negative side effects are similar to using too much THC, including dry mouth, red eyes and anxiety/paranoia.
Unlike the cannabinoids listed above, CBC is non-psychoactive with anti-bacterial properties that may help treat skin conditions like acne or psoriasis! It has also been shown to relieve pain and inflammation in mice trials, so this cannabinoid will likely show promising results for those who live with arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s Disease.
You have been introduced to the beneficial properties of cannabis, which include its medical uses and health benefits. There are many strains that you can choose from depending on your needs and preferences. In addition, if you want to use it for cooking or other purposes, there are various ways in which you can do so without getting high! Finally, don’t forget about CBD oil, which has no psychoactive effects but holds tremendous medicinal value.