Before we evaluate the top five Medical Marijuana Components in Medical Cannabis, let’s clear something out….
- What is a Cannabinoid?
- How does it work in the human body?
The term “cannabinoid” or CBD component, is a class of molecules that are found in the Cannabis plant. As of up to date there are approximately more than 120 known cannabinoids, more to be discovered. Each component varies slightly in size and shape, chemical structure. In this post I will focus on the 5 most used Cannabis plant`s components in medicine today. Before we continue, I will note that many people find that whole plant extracts with a variety of Cannabinoids seem to provide the most therapeutic effects.
When you are smoking, Vaping, or ingesting medical marijuana edibles, the Marijuana components are absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to the entire human body.
CB1 and CB2 – the 2 known types of cannabinoid receptors. Both components are found throughout the human body, but are most commonly found in the brain and immune system. They way the body functions can be changed, when cannabinoids activate CB1 or CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are known to be responsible for pot’s psychoactive effects.
Cannabinoid receptors, found in cells throughout the human body, are pieces of the Endocannabinoid system which creates physiological processes, including sensation, hunger, immune system, circulatory system and memory and etc.
Cannabinoid receptors are enacted by endocannabinoids (naturally produced in our body), cannabis plant`s components (such as THC and CBD) and synthetic cannabinoids HU-210.
Therapeutically, if the body’s own endocannabinoid system is not functioning properly, for whatever reason.
There are only two known types of CBD receptors, but it looks like there may be more of them. First type (CB1) is found mainly in the human central nervous system tissues, brains. Lesser amounts were found in the liver, kidneys and lungs. The Second type CB2 was found in immune system cells. There is theory that a third cannabinoid receptor may exist in lymph system and blood vessels.
Phytocannabinoid-Terpenoid Entourage Effect
Cannabinoids and other Medical Marijuana components, such as MMJ Terpenes, interact and cause a different effect. For example, side effects such as paranoia can be caused when THC taken alone, however THC delivered with peppercorns eliminate paranoid feelings.
“Pepper with the terpenes myrcene, alpha-pinene and the terpenoid (a modified terpene) caryophyllene. Pinene is used as a bronchodilator for asthmatic patients. And beta-caryophyllene which helps with multiple sclerosis and HIV-associated dementia as well as treatment with anxiety and depression and arthritis. At the end of the day, the pepper terpenoids could help with the THC-induced symptoms felt from the phytocannabinoids found in cannabis.” – E. Russo / the British Journal of MMJ Medicine. Mmmj Doctor/
TOP 5 CANNABINOIDS
First Cannabis Component: THC or Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol
Thc component is psychoactive and that`s why it gives medical marijuana such bad reputation. THC is also well known treatment of many conditions and symptoms with no to minimal side effects.
Psychological effects of THC: euphoric, stress reducing, relaxing, inspiring and cerebral. Side effects are paranoia and anxiety, stress attacks. CBD taken with THC and other marijuana components seems to have a better therapeutic effect, while simultaneously lessening the acts of psychosis. High THC marijuana strains are commonly prescribed by Medical Marijuana Doctors in California to help with:
- Neuropathic pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Stress Disorders
Second Cannabis Component : CBD – Cannabidiol
Recently, more attention has moved from THC to another marijuana component called CBD. There are a lot of research findings that point to CBD’s great efficacy in a wide variety of medical conditions and disease symptoms.
Using cross breeding techniques , cannabis strains with 15% or more CBD and little THC have come onto the market. As CBD is non -psychoactive, people can now be treated without getting high. CBD products are often prescribed by Californian Medical Marijuana Doctors for:
- Anti Inflammatory
- Chronic Pain
- Bipolar Disorder
- Bone disease, healing
Third Marijuana Component: CBC – Cannabichromene
The third most common cannabinoid in the medical cannabis strains is CBC. In some marijuana strains, CBC may even be dominance to CBD. Cannabichromene is non-psychoactive just like CBD. CBC is effective on its own, but research found that it works best with THC, CBD and other Cannabinoids. Medical Marijuana Doctors recommended CBC for:
- Anti-Inflammatory (works better with some THC)
- Cancer Anti-Tumor
- Brain and nerve cell regeneration
CBN – Cannabinol
This cannabinoid becomes more available in Medical Marijuana world over time. As pot ages, however, this process does not necessarily degrade the medicinal value of the Herb, some of the THCa converts into CBD. As an appetite stimulant, CBN was found to be superior to THC and CBD in animal studies. CBN is recommended by California Medical Marijuana Doctors for:
- Appetite Stimulant
- Pain killer
Cannabis Component #5 : CBG – Cannabigerol
This component forms early in the Medical Marijuana plant growth cycle. It is often not very abundant and is non-psychoactive. The Stoner’s Cookbook is calling CBG the next big Cannabinoid. Cannabis Growers are looking a various marijuana varieties to extract CBG for medicinal use in quantity. CBG is especially an effective antimicrobial component. CBG is recommended by Medical Marijuana Doctors for:
- Skin, Psoriasis
- Pain Reliever (more potent than THC)
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