Originally posted on Leafscience.com: https://www.leafscience.com/2017/11/22/thc-cbd-difference/
THC and CBD are different compounds that are found in marijuana.
Marijuana contains over 113 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. These compounds interact with our bodies via the endocannabinoid system.
The two most well-known cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). For decades, researchers have known that THC is responsible for the famous cannabis high. But until recently, very little was known about the effects of CBD. We now know that CBD can serve to balance the effects of THC, and provides a range of symptom relief and medical potential.
Here, we explore the major differences between THC and CBD.
This article is originallty published on projectcbd.org. You can find it here: https://www.projectcbd.org/science/cannabis-pharmacology/how-cbd-works
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, has generated significant interest among scientists and physicians in recent years—but how CBD exerts its therapeutic impact on a molecular level is still being sorted out. Cannabidiol is a pleiotropic drug in that it produces many effects through multiple molecular pathways. The scientific literature has identified more than 65 molecular targets of CBD.
Here's the original article, as posted on RXLEAF.com: https://www.rxleaf.com/post/8135/the-power-to-treat-serious-pain-rests-in-two-terpenes-caryophyllene-and-myrcene
When you are looking for the right strain for your chronic pain, you must consider these terpenes.
The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of cannabis strains can be attributed to the presence of two terpenes: β-caryophyllene and β-myrcene.
Originally published on Hightimes.com: https://hightimes.com/guides/rick-simpson-oil-rso/
Rick Simpson Oil or RSO is named after a Canadian medical marijuana activist known for sharing a simple method for extracting oils from cannabis. He was motivated to share his technique after using cannabis oil to cure his own skin cancer. Since then, many have used cannabis oil in combination with lifestyle and diet changes to put their stage 4 cancer into remission.
Rick Simpson Oil is dark in color and usually stored in syringes for easy dosing by mouth.
Terpenes give cannabis plants their unique flavours and smells. Research now shows that they may also play a role for the effects of each strain, so we take a look at what they are and how they work.