The Endocannabinoid System consists of a network of endocannabinoid receptors found within the body. It supports many functions including memory, digestion, motor function, immune response, appetite, pain, blood pressure, and bone growth.
Cannabis has been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of ailments including depression, anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy, arthritis, nausea/vomiting, asthma, inflammation, and much more.
THC – or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the most well-known cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. THC is what provides the psycho-active effect in cannabis and gives users the “high” feeling.
CBD – or Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid that has gotten more and more spotlight as medical cannabis research has advanced. CBD is not psycho-active and provides a vast amount of medical benefits and uses.
Ingesting cannabis is a safe and easy means to use the medicine. This means of medicating requires more time to take effect, however will last longer when compared to smoking and vaping.
Smoking and vaping allows for the most immediate symptom relief. Using this means allows for easier and more consistent dosing among patients.