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As legalisation sweeps the world there is a growing body of research analysing the effects of medical cannabis. A growing number of medical practitioners are finding that cannabis is the ideal solution to a whole range of different conditions. Medical cannabis is seen as a safer, natural, and non-addictive to other commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals.
The effects of cannabis can be found in two if its main ingredients: cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol. These ingredients are part of a group of chemicals known as ‘cannabinoids’. Cannabinoids are a special class of chemical that interacts with the endocannabinoid system of the human body. This system is closely related to a number of effects, including appetite, gastric health, and pain suppression.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is believed to have properties that can help prevent cancer from spreading throughout the human body. Some tests show that CBD may even be able to kill cancer cells. Smoking cannabis may even combat the effects of smoking and increase the capacity of human lungs.
Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has a wealth of positive effects. Apart from the well documented psychoactive effects, THC is also great for pain relief and anti-anxiety. THC is an important ingredient that can help combat insomnia.
Recent and groundbreaking research on cannabinoids indicates that THC and CBD contents have proven that these active ingredients of medical cannabis, when combined with chemotherapy, can serve to suppress leukemia.
The individual effects of these chemicals are well known, so to get the most out of them it’s important that we understand which blends of medical marijuana are best for individual conditions. A patient who knows what strain is the best fit for their personal circumstances will enjoy a much better treatment.
In this piece, we can examine some of the most popular cannabis strains.
Sour diesel is a very popular strain of cannabis, and with little wonder; it features a potent, long-lasting effect. This strain is highly sought after as a base for breeding new strains that have its unique power as well as its hardiness, which makes it easy to grow. Sour diesel can trace its lineage back to cannabis sativa, this can be seen in its huge flowers and quick growth time. Sour diesel grows well in a warm, Mediterranean climate
It is a very powerful strain of cannabis and can be used to effectively cope with the nastier side-effects of chemotherapy as well as the psychological stress the treatment can cause.
Northern lights is a high-quality feminized strain of cannabis that is taking the cannabis scene by storm. It has a high THC content and a low CBD level. This means that is has a particularly high level of psychoactive effects. It offers massive relief from nausea which is a common symptom for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Charlotte’s web, named after a young girl rather than the children’s book, is a high CBD strain that is adept at preventing seizures. It has a very low THC content, so it produces little in the way of a high. It is especially good for those suffering from epilepsy or anxiety, as it can suppress the worst symptoms of these conditions.
Chocolope is a medical cannabis strain with a very high level of THC with a comparatively low level of CBD. it is a strain of cannabis that is associated with a high level of energy, which makes it particularly good for dealing with fatigue caused by many cancer treatments as well as the disease itself. Chocolope is a hybrid cannabis strain, made from two separate cannabis strains from the Savita family. These strains are Cannalope Haze and Chocolate Thai. It has a euphoric high that is incredibly heady.