With the hundreds of compounds contained in cannabis
, knowing which effects induces each of them can be complicated. We limited ourselves to deepening the two main cannabinoids
, to highlight their differences and uses.
The world of cannabis
can be a real minefield, especially when trying to understand the difference between the different compounds of this plant, so loved and sought after by many. The legal boundaries that limit access to cannabis
in many states, however, generate an intimidating factor, for which many people prefer to give up to deepen the myriad uses that this plant offers. The two main compounds, or "cannabinoids
", contained in Cannabis
is the best known, being the active ingredient associated with psychoactive effects and, consequently, the responsible for the illegality of cannabis in many countries. However, when we talk about CBD
things change, and a lot. This cannabinoid, in fact, has properties
very different from THC
, but ignorance often tends to label it as another psychoactive compound to avoid.
Understanding the true difference between these two active ingredients
precisely can be quite complicated, but it will allow you to better understand some of the most modern and exciting uses of cannabis
, such as offering many people the opportunity to improve their standard of living.
We begin to analyze the most popular and loved by cannabis
, or tetrahydrocannabinol (let's stay it with the abbreviation THC
, much simpler to pronounce and remember). It is the main psychoactive compound contained in Cannabis plants
and is responsible for the so-called "high" caused by marijuana
. The effects
vary depending on its concentration, but even small percentages can stimulate the brain. Normally, you feel feelings of euphoria, relaxation, weight and appetite (like the famous chemical hunger that many of you will know). However, it is this ability to alter the senses that has made THC
illegal in most of the world, where, however, the spread of cannabis as a recreational drug has not found any obstacle. Although it is a psychoactive compound considered illegal in many countries, THC
has shown interesting properties in the field of medicine. Being the first compound discovered inside Cannabis plants
, the research has already obtained promising results for its possible application for therapeutic purposes. It has indeed been shown that it can effectively act against chronic or severe diseases
and disorders of various kinds, offering relief and reducing pains where conventional drugs have failed or can not be used for their harmful side effects.
– STUDY LINK TO SOOTHE PAIN
Now that we have better understood the properties of THC
, we can more easily cope with the benefits of CBD
), as well as the differences between these two cannabinoids
. The main difference is that CBD is a non-psychoactive compound
, i.e. it does not cause any "high". This, of course, was welcomed with particular enthusiasm by the scientific and medical world, but its potential applications on humans are still under study today. Thanks to its non-psychoactive properties, this cannabinoid
is considered safe and, even more important, legal
throughout the world. However, the close kinship with THC
tends to falsely put these two compounds on the same level. But now that we know that CBD
is safe and legal, what are its real and potential applications?
has been shown to be particularly effective in the treatment of schizophrenia, social anxiety disorder and depression, as well as countering many other psychotic symptoms. People suffering from these disorders can improve their quality of life thanks to the therapeutic properties of this cannabinoid
, without being forced to manage the side effects potentially induced by THC
, such as the alteration of the senses and the sensations of weighting and lethargy. In addition to helping in the treatment of some psychotic symptoms, CBD
is also used in the treatment of physical illnesses such as inflammation, headaches, arthritis and muscle spasms (giving this cannabinoid
an even broader therapeutic connotation). At the same time, being a very versatile compound, the medical world continues today to study all the possible effects, so as to be able to more accurately outline its applications in the medical field. The slowness with which the research moves in this direction is mainly due to the image that modern society has of THC
, considered the aggressive lion of the active ingredients of Cannabis, absolutely to be avoided. However, while most studies are still on the high seas, what makes the scientific approach to CBD
all the more interesting is that we could discover other interesting therapeutic properties
, re-launching the Cannabis
sector in an even more positive context.
– STUDY LINK CANNABIDIOL AND SCHIZOPHRENIA
– STUDY LINK CANNABIDIOL AND ANXIETY
– STUDY LINK CANNABIDIOL AND DEPRESSION
– STUDY LINK CANNABIDIOL AND INFLAMMATION
– STUDY LINK MARIHUANA AND MIGRAIN
– STUDY LINK CANNABIDIOL AND MUSCOLAR SPASM
It is also worth noting that CBD
is not yet considered a real medicine, as it requires more in-depth studies to delineate its potential properties and applications. What has been said so far refers to the results obtained from the first studies in this field. Currently, CBD
is considered a food supplement. I suppose many of you are now wondering, "Where can I find this wonderful compound?" Well, we asked ourselves too and today Zambeza has put its own CBD oil
on the market.