One of the most fascinating things I have observed since becoming certified in Florida as a cannabis physician is the relationship between cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While they are both cannabinoids (the chemical category that provides most of the therapeutic effects of cannabis) that have amazing therapeutic benefits, the psychoactive effects of THC can be limiting or undesirable for some people. Although I had researched it in the past, I now have many first-hand accounts of how CBD decreases or even prevents the mind-altering effects of THC. (more…)
One of the great tragedies of our time is the explosive opioid epidemic that continues to rage across America. Opioids are relatively inexpensive, widely available, and have a tremendous potential for getting a person “hooked.” This is especially the case when taken in high dosages or for a prolonged period. While opioids are fantastic at relieving pain, there is a tendency for the person taking it to develop a tolerance to the drug over time. This means they require higher and higher doses to relieve their symptoms. Furthermore, patients can have severe withdrawal symptoms if and when they try to stop taking the opioid pain reliever. (more…)
What are some differences between doses of CBD from medical marijuana compared to the CBD found in hemp products, which can be purchased without being certified by a doctor?
To understand the difference between CBD used in medical marijuana compared to that which can be purchased in stores and through the internet, it is essential to understand a few commonly used terms: (more…)