Substances found in cannabis
It is no secret that cannabis is a world-renowned medicine that has been scientifically proven to cure many illnesses, both physical and psychological. Here we will look at the key substances that have made many people love marijuana.
CBD was first used in neurological departments. At the end of the twentieth century, patients themselves, who were self-medicating, and then scientists began to notice that patients in hospitals suffering from some neurological diseases, after smoking marijuana experienced clear relief. For example, patients with Alzheimer’s syndrome had an increase in concentration, and people suffering from Parkinson’s disease had a dramatic decrease in tremors. After studying this phenomenon more closely, scientists found the cause – cannabidiol and the endocannabinoid system of the human body.
Having obtained an isolated substance, online weed dispensary Canada tested it on patients with different diseases, especially since it was not found to have a lethal dosage and objective side effects. But cannabidiol has been found to have pleiotropic effects. In other words, when treating a certain disease, improvements can be noted throughout the body, and the mechanism of these changes has not yet been disclosed by scientists.
THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, also has a therapeutic effect, but its mechanism of action is less clear. It has already been found, for example, to cope with the spasticity that accompanies cerebral palsy and to treat painful cramps and bladder dysfunction. It is also used to treat symptoms of neurodegenerative changes, such as Tourette’s, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s diseases.
Scientists have paid special attention to THC for the treatment and rehabilitation of veterans who have returned from combat operations and suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome). In the U.S., where the military has been promoting American values in the Middle East for over 20 years, there are even bills that would remove military veterans from the scope of anti-drug laws. That is, if these laws are passed, they will be able to grow a few marijuana plants in their homes for personal use.
This cannabis extracts Canada can be considered a precursor to THC and CBD and is where they are synthesized from. But in some varieties of marijuana, it is cannabigerol is found in very high concentrations. However, it has no psychoactive effects whatsoever, so it is only scientists, and not the youthful subculture marijuana enthusiasts, who study it.
Although research on CBD began only a few years ago, it has been found to have some very promising properties:
- Cannabigerol lowers intraocular pressure, which can be used to prevent and treat glaucoma;
- Effectiveness in treating inflammatory bowel disease;
- CBG suppresses the neurotransmitter GABA activity in the brain, reducing anxiety and muscle tension.
It has also been scientifically proven that cancer patients have increased autophagy, induced apoptosis, suppressed cancer cell proliferation, inhibited cell adhesion, and inhibited cancer cell migration and invasion.
Note that this is not a hypothesis or speculation, but a scientifically proven fact. True, the studies were conducted on animals, and the volunteers experimented on their own, but the results were positive. But after such results, some breeders have started breeding medical marijuana varieties with high cannabigerol content. And there are already a few varieties with levels of CBD that are 10 to 12 times higher than standard.