How CBD And THC Can Help Various Medical Conditions

The Farm Bill of 2018 made CBD legal federally but states still had to govern how it was regulated. Some states like Iowa took an extra few years to catch up with others. Cannabidiol or CBD is a compound that is found in cannabis that can help with a myriad of medical conditions. THC does get a consumer high as it is the psychoactive compound in marijuana. The following are ways that CBD and THC can help medical patients. 

THC And Stimulating Appetite

Medical marijuana patients could have an array of medical complications. The patients have all of these chemicals interacting in their body which can lead to nausea. Calming down the stomach is something that cannabinoids can help with. Terpenes have also been known to help calm the stomach and are used around the world in various forms. 

Getting the munchies is a classic stoner problem which can be very important if you need to eat in a healthy manner. People undergoing chemotherapy frequently use marijuana to help stimulate their appetite. Getting anything down during these treatments can be tough for some patients. 

People with eating disorders might have a tough time getting hungry for various reasons. Using marijuana to get a person thinking about food has been done for ages. Consuming this along with a meal can be very important in the recovery process from some eating disorders. 

Insomnia/Anxiety 

Smoking a heavy Indica strain can lead to some quite peaceful sleep where you fall asleep and stay that way. Insomnia can be linked with anxiety as racing thoughts can lead to a number of sleepless nights. CBD has been studied in terms of relieving anxiety with positive results. CBD treats are even available for pets with anxiety as CBD has entered the pet supplement industry. Strains that have high levels of THC and the right genetics can help you fall asleep as well.

Strains that contain Myrcene which is a terpene that calms the mind and body can also help with anxiety/insomnia. Checking a terpene profile is very important when investing in a strain or cannabis seeds to grow your own medicine. 

Pain/Inflammation

Chronic pain sufferers understand how debilitating it can be to live with pain daily. CBD has been associated with lowering inflammation levels for a number of consumers. Reducing pain can also be done with Caryophyllene which is a terpene that has a spicy flavor that can be likened to black pepper. Pets again can be treated by CBD for inflammation as some studies have shown increased activity levels in dogs with joint pain. The endocannabinoid system being regulated by supplementing cannabinoids can be very beneficial.

CBD and THC work together in a way called the “Entourage Effect” where they potentiate the benefits of one another. Cannabinoids all work together and there are even other forms of THC in marijuana at low levels. Don’t underestimate how using cannabis in one form or another can impact your health for the better. Some people truly swear by the plant and its extracts.