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THC vs. CBD – A closer look

THC vs. CBD – A closer look

Tetrahydrocannabinol – (THC)

THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is psychoactive as opposed to CBD which isn’t, however both seem to have amazing effects on the human body. In the brain THC binds with cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors.  This is because THC closely resembles a neurotransmitter known as anandamide. Anandamide (which is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in the brain), enhances the simple pleasures associated with basic activities such as eating, exercise and even sex!

Cannabidiol – (CBD)

CBD works to mute the same receptors which are activated by THC, hence resulting in a decrease of the common side effects associated with THC (such as anxiety or short term memory impairment).

CBD is actually showing a lot of promise for those suffering from debilitating diseases or illnesses such as; Chrons disease, PTSD, Dravets Syndrome just to name a few!

Effects and Application:

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) will generally make the user drowsy as opposed to CBD or CBDv (cannabidivarin) which may boost energy; hence why some strains will make you sleepy or drowsy and others will result in wakefulness or alertness!

Effects of THC:
  • Relaxation
  • Altered sense of sight, smell and hearing
  • Fatigue or Drowsiness
  • Hunger
  • Reduced Aggression
Medical Applications of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol):
  • Reduce side effects of chemotherapy
  • Alleviate symptoms associated with;

-Multiple Sclerosis



-Spinal Injury


Effects of CBD or CBDv:
  • Reduction of psychotic symptoms
  • Relief from convulsions and nausea
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Decreased inflammation


Medical Applications of CBD or CBDv:
  • Schizophrenia (Reduce psychotic symptoms)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (lowers anxiety)
  • Reduces symptoms associated with depression
  • Decreases symptoms associated with cancer treatment (relief from chemo side effects, such as; suppressed appetite, nausea)


Looking Ahead..

Research in the field of marijuana and especially in the fields of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD or CBDv are still in the early stages. We are only just beginning to understand the powerful benefits of them, and look forward to a future where they can be better understood and studied.


Using Marijuana Helps Migraines And Headaches

Using Marijuana For Migraines & Headaches

History shows that cannabis has been used for hundreds, if not thousands, of years for the treatment of migraines. Does a blunt a day take the migraines away? The cannabis plant contains over 100 unique chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, that work together to help relieve migraine symptoms. Cannabis has anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and anti-nausea properties. It also affects blood vessels; it relieves muscle cramps that can accompany migraines; and it lessens anxiety which can worsen the symptoms of migraines in some patients.

Treating Migraines With Marijuana?

Migraines can also be treated with marijuana, sometimes better than actual migraine medication. When consumed or smoked, retrograde inhibition will help to slow the rate of neurotransmitters in the brain. This is wonderful news for people who suffer from migraines—all too often, these horrific headaches are due to an overload of neural stimulation. Retrograde inhibition also relieves the pain and other symptoms which attend a full-blown migraine, including nausea and sensitivity to lights. Additionally, migraine medication has been flagged for dangerous side effects, including increased blood pressure. Migraine medication can also be rather debilitating to take, as it makes the user feel very tired and only want to sleep. Marijuana can make some users feel slightly sleepy but the doze can be adjusted so that the migraine sufferer will still experience relief from pain, nausea, and hyper-sensitivity, while not becoming as drowsy as they would with the alternative.

Cluster Headache’s And Cannabis

Helping Cluster Head Aches With Marijuana
Hey, I had to tell all you this, Magic Mushroom’s will get rid of any head ache you will ever get. I’m not fn joking! Your not getting any from me, but if you do have cluster headaches, go online and buy a mushroom kit. They work great, super easy to grow, and will truly give your brain a vacation you probably need! This is a fact, but it can make you go crazy and jump off a bridge if you are one of those type of people…. So I wouldn’t advise it…. But that’s what I do when I get head aches… 1.25 grams of Magic Mushroom Caps.

Cluster headache is a rare type of headache that affects about 1 to 2 people in every 1,000. It is one of the most painful conditions an individual can experience, described as excruciating and even more debilitating than migraine. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache with muscle tension or inflammation in the muscles of the head, neck, and face may contribute to, or cause, tension headaches. Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been proven by numerous clinical studies to contain properties that relieve inflammation. Along with reducing inflammation, CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety in patients which may lead to a reduction in stress or tension in a tension headache sufferer.Historical records show that marijuana has been used for centuries to treat headaches. Its calming effect and ability to reduce, or eradicate, the symptoms of a headache were accepted by the medical community well into the 20th century. More recently, clinical studies have shown that medical marijuana affects a brain substance known as anandamide. When the THC in marijuana reacts with anandamide, it produces a calming, relaxing effect that permeates the entire body in much the same way that traditional anti-anxiety or anti-depression medications work. Marijuana however, does not increase serotonin levels as do many prescription medications used to treat tension headaches.

Types Of Marijuana That Can Help

Indicas, especially Kushes are great for migraines/headaches.


Cannabinoids in Medical Marijuana

Cannabinoids in Medical Marijuana

Cannabinoids are now being widely researched by scientists all around the world because of its amazing healing properties.  The term medical marijuana or medical cannabis refers to how cannabis as well as its cannabinoids constituent like the cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for medical or therapeutic purposes such that of to alleviate symptoms and to treat certain diseases. Contrary to what others knew and believed, the cannabis plant actually has a long history of medical use since ancient times all over many cultures. However, these past years it is not a secret that marijuana is the most abused illegal drugs, not only in the US but as well as across the world.


Phyto–cannabinoids, also known as cannabinoids or exo–cannabinoids, are differentiated from endo-cannabinoids due to their production from enzymes in a plant opposed to being manufactured in a human, or better yet, a mammal. Cannabinoids come in many shapes and functions. Today, there are many known unique phytocannnabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids. Laboratories, like Montana Biotech, are currently assisting in cannabinoid testing. This service can help patients get the most from this ancient plant, cannabis. Read Full Post… http://montanabiotech.com/2013/03/25/cannabinoid-facts-thc-cbd-cbn-cbc-thcv-cbg-and-other-unique-phyto-cannabinoids/

Modern Use For Marijuana

For that reason, marijuana’ modern use is very much controversial. With that being the fact, many medical organizations and concerned individuals are opposed with the usage of medical marijuana. However, it cannot be denied that cannabis is beneficial in alleviating symptoms and treating specific medical conditions if only it is properly used. Reason for this is that even though marijuana indeed has medical benefits, it should not be administered until further research is done to ensure its safe use.

There are also some misconceptions that relate to marijuana and which confuses people even more when it comes to how it can actually benefit them. With the being the case, here are some quick facts about marijuana that will help you get how exactly medical cannabinoids help you. You can learn all about marijuana with these.

Is Marijuana Medicine or Not?

A lot of people don’t believe that marijuana has medicinal benefits. The thing here is that these people believe that the marijuana in question is the kind of marijuana that is often abused. The marijuana in question is actually termed as “medical marijuana” which refers wholly to the unprocessed plant or perhaps the basic extracts of the plant.

The marijuana plant itself is not approved to be a medicine. However there are chemicals inside of marijuana that are approved for their medicinal and therapeutic effects. This thus means that there could be more medications if there research is continued. Street marijuana and medicinal marijuana contains the same quality which means they both carry the same risks.

For the reason that certain canabinoids are effective in treating certain diseases, scientists therefore specifically breed the best strains of marijuana for medical purposes and making medical marijuana oil so as they are not confused with street marijuana. Marijuana oils are also less desirable to users of recreational marijuana as it isn’t exactly intoxicating.

Why it is that Marijuana is not FDA Approved?

The reason why marijuana is not approved is because the FDA requests for more research to know more about the effects of marijuana as well as its risks. More studies and research will also help in establishing the benefits of marijuana and what medical conditions it will be effective. It is only that there are not enough large scale research and clinical trials that can successfully show the benefits of marijuana that will outweigh the risks that comes with it.

What is Medicinal Marijuana or Cannabinoids?

Medicinal marijuana or specifically the cannabinoids is a chemical related to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which the main mind-altering ingredient inside of marijuana. There are actually more than 100 other cannabinoids inside of marijuana. Some of these cannabinoids are extremely dangerous and can lead to adverse health effects if they are abused. For these reason that is it’s hard to find legalized marijuana in USA or other countries before. The body actually contains and produces its own cannabinoids which are what regulates memory, thinking, pleasure, appetite, pain, concentration, body movement, and even the senses.

In What Way are Medicinal Marijuana Helpful?

As of the recent there are only two cannabinoids that are approved for their medicinal benefits. These two are the THC or tetrahydrocannabinol and the CBD or cannabidiol. It is known that THC is able to increase the appetite as well as reduce nausea. THC-based medications that are approved by the FDA are then used for these purposes.

Moreover, THC is able as well too decrease pain and inflammation – that is redness and swelling symptoms. It can also be used for problems in muscle control. On the other hand, CBD is known to be a cannabinoid that does not have relative effect to the mind nor someone’s behavior. It is mainly used for pain and inflammation as well as in controlling of seizures of people suffering from epilepsy. It is possible as well that CBD may be able to cure addictions and mental illness.


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