Learn the basics of medical marijuana.
Managing ailments with marijuana is not a new concept. It’s only in recent years that our modern medical community has begun to study and document its beneficial effects, making this an exciting time, as we begin to fully understand how to utilize all of the possibilities cannabis can offer. Talk to your recommending physicians about whether marijuana can be used to treat symptoms of your qualifying condition.
How Does medical marijuana affect the body?
Marijuana reacts directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a group of receptors located in the brain and throughout the central nervous system
What is THC?
THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the best-known cannabinoid. It is the main psychoactive component of the marijuana plant.
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid that mitigates THC’s psychoactive effects*.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are fragrant, organic oils that give marijuana plants their unique beneficial qualities and flavor. There are more than 200 known terpenes, each with a different profile and set of effects. Terpenes bind to the endocannabinoid system throughout the brain and body to deliver beneficial qualities and effects.
*Opposite effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol on human brain function and psychopathology.
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