If you are a frequent cannabis consumer, chances are you’re familiar with THC and CBD, the two most prevalent cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. THC and CBD differ in a few ways, including one primary aspect: THC induces psychoactive effects while CBD does not. This is why high CBD products have become an excellent option for consumers looking to capitalize on the many benefits of cannabis with a less pronounced high feeling.
Since the legalization of U.S. hemp farming in December 2018, CBD-infused products have been popping up everywhere, from hair salons to coffee shops. But CBD is more than just something trendy to add to your cappuccino – it has shown serious potential in research studies to be an effective treatment for symptoms related to diabetes, cancer and chemotherapy, neurodegenerative diseases, mental health issues like depression and anxiety, chronic pain, and more. CBD-only hemp products are becoming more and more easily accessible, and in most states, can be purchased and consumed legally without a medical marijuana card.
While CBD is the cannabinoid recently popular for its potential health benefits, THC also contains its own unique therapeutic benefits, which are especially amplified when used in conjunction with CBD.
A study conducted on patients with cancer-related chronic pain found that medicines containing both THC and CBD were better tolerated among the group than a pure THC extract.
Research from the California Pacific Medical Center found that THC and CBD are much more effective against tumors when used in conjunction, rather than either cannabinoid individually. The THC and CBD combination treatment worked more effectively than both THC and CBD alone.
Another study conducted in 2012 found that CBD actually helps to counteract paranoid symptoms and memory impairment, sometimes associated with heavy THC consumption.
Depending on what ailment they are treating, each individual cannabis consumer has their own “sweet spot” of CBD/THC ratio. Someone trying to relieve anxiety will have a different ideal cannabinoid composition than another user looking to treat chronic pain. Even if you only use cannabis recreationally, there are still many benefits to incorporating products with a more balanced composition of CBD and THC.
The entourage effect is the theory that states that when all of the various compounds in cannabis are used together, they provide a better effect than if you were to use any of these compounds on their own. Each strain’s individual composition of THC, CBD, terpenes, and other cannabinoids creates a unique effect on each individual cannabis user.
As stated above, a strain’s cannabinoid composition, as well as its terpene profile, have the potential to increase the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. There are several common terpenes found in cannabis that provide distinctive effects.
If you are new to cannabis or a veteran user looking to increase therapeutic benefit, try experimenting with different cannabinoid and terpene profiles until you find your ideal high. Remember to start slow when incorporating new compounds and gradually increase your dosage until you find what’s right!
If you’re located in Las Vegas and are unsure which cannabis products contain the right THC to CBD ratio for your needs, please contact us, and we’d be happy to assist. 🙂