What are cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are chemicals found in the cannabis plant. The most well-known cannabinoid is THC which is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis.
By now you have probably heard a story or two about how medical cannabis helped heal cancer. This may have even been your experience or the experience of a loved one. Cannabis has proven to be effective against cancer in many ways, from reinforcing the endocannabinoid system to boosting the immune system and cutting inflammation.
As a superfood, cannabis shares a lot of the same healing substances that other healing plants do. For example, cannabis contains phytonutrients just like sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts and resveratrol-heavy dark berries do.
Last week we talked about the well-known chemical substance found in cannabis called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, an amazing chemical compound that is about a lot more than just “getting high.” As with all cannabinoids, THC reaches its full potential, however, when it is combined with other substances found in the cannabis plant. In this article, we will take a look at CBD…
Many of us may be under the impression that the term “THC” automatically signifies the substance in cannabis that will “get you high.” It is true that of the hundreds of compounds in the cannabis plant, certain forms of Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, produce that well-known psychoactive effect. However, as we shall see, there is a lot more to THC than meets the eye.
Doctors suggest a combination of oral administration of cannabis and an on-demand inhaled medication to mitigate acute asthma attacks.
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Among those using medical marijuana to alleviate the symptoms of painful illnesses and conditions, there is no question that medical marijuana works. The question for most is how medical marijuana works when many other potential treatments do not. Doctors believe that the answer lies in cannabinoids, the active ingredients in medical marijuana that are only found in the cannabis plants.