“…there are a number of effects which shows that marijuana pushes back
cancer. This makes it important to use marijuana but along with modern
medicine. Nobody has proven to me so far that cannabis cures cancer but
for sure it is a very good adjunct.”
DR. LESTER GRINSPOON,
Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Cannabinoids are groups of chemical compounds present in the cannabis plant that affect body and mind through their interaction with special receptors. These Cannabinoids receptors are found extensively throughout the immune, digestive, reproductive, central, and peripheral systems of humans (and animals), and their activation is what leads to the medicinal effects of cannabis.
THC is the most well-known cannabinoid and the most psychoactive, which means it has the ability to alter behavior, mood, perception, and consciousness. THC is responsible for the euphoric feeling some people consider as being “high,” as well mild pain killing effects and appetite stimulation.
THCA is an acidic form of THC, which most of the THC present in plant material is in. This compound cannot cross into the brain and is not psychoactive. The application of heat breaks down THCA has systemic anti-inflammatory properties.
CBN is somewhat psychoactive at roughly 10% the activity of THC. CBN is a breakdown product when THC is exposed to light and/or head.
CBD is psychoactive; studies have shown it to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, neuroprotective, blood-pressure lowering, and pain-killing properties, among many others.
CBDA is an acidic form of CBD. It can be converted to CBD with the application of heat.
Even if a compound is not psychoactive, it may still have tremendous effects. Cannabinoids are thought to have numerous synergistic interactions with one another within the body that are not fully understood and that do not take place with the sole administration of THC.
“There are thousands of patients who currently use cannabis as a medicine….There is no question about it’s safety. It is one humanity’s oldest medicines, used for thousands of years by millions of people with very little evidence of significant toxic effects. More is known about its adverse effects than about those of most prescription drugs.” Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Harvard Medical School
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