This is a common question among people changing to medical cannabis as a medication. THC or CBD, that is the question? To answer this very good question, we first need to break down exactly what each substance is. What is THC, what does it do for you and why would you use it? And the same goes for CBD.
THC is tetrahydrocannabinol. This cannabinoid is the only dynamic psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. It is the most recognised compound in cannabis because it makes the user high – so THC is used mostly for its recreational qualities.
THC is not only psychoactive. It is also a powerful remedy like morphine. It can reduce pain and inflammation and comes without the negative side effects that other pharmaceuticals present. THC is at its best when blended with CBD as it then loses its psychoactive properties. This makes it more suitable to more people.
Ongoing studies are showing that THC can treat:
THC has these properties:
CBD is cannabidiol. And cannabidiol is a cannabinoid from the cannabis plant. A cannabinoid is a chemical compound which has a certain quality, either medicinal or recreational. CBD is a very strong medicinal cannabinoid with therapeutic effects for common human ailments and chronic diseases. CBD is non-psychoactive and has no negative side effects.
Ongoing studies are showing that CBD can treat:
CBD has these properties:
Now, for your uses, THC or CBD, that is the question? If you like getting high and feeling a buzz, then take THC for your ailments: pain, arthritis, depression and chemotherapy side effects. But be careful of your dosage because too much may make you anxious and even more depressed. Studies have revealed that the blend of THC and CBD is best as the CBD mitigates the psychoactive effects of the THC, ensuring it is a healing substance. CBD is not psychoactive and is legal in more places than THC is so is used more often for medical reasons.
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