Article by Dylan Klimchuk, Cannabis Life Network
Otherwise known as marijuana, cannabis is a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant. It is used both recreationally and medicinally all over the world. There are currently 483 known compounds in the plant, including 65 cannabinoids; such as THC and CBD. Cannabis has an extensive list of mental and physical effects. For instance, Euphoria, relaxation, dry mouth, red eyes, and improved appetite.
THC a major component of the Cannabis plant
THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most abundant natural compound found in cannabis plants. It is the main psychoactive component of cannabis. It is what’s responsible for the “high” sensation you feel after smoking weed. THC is used to help treat pain, muscle spasticity, glaucoma, insomnia, low appetite, nausea, and anxiety amongst other things.
Cannabidiol (CBD), is the second most prevalent natural compound found in cannabis plants. You’ve probably heard of the health benefits of CBD at some point in time. It is commonly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and, muscle and joint inflammation. Arguably its greatest medicinal use is its effectiveness in treating childhood epilepsy syndromes such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In fact, in 2018 the FDA approved the first-ever drug compromised of CBD to treat seizures.