Confused and overwhelmed with a deluge of information about CBD, THC, Hemp, and Marijuana?
Well, there are 3 facts you need to know before using CBD products to treat Fibromyalgia, and other varying medical conditions. First, let’s do a little ‘background’:
Okay, whew. This topic can bring about some seriously passionate feelings in people. Let’s face it. Marijuana is the ‘Prohibition’ of our current American society. Many states have legalized it for recreational as well as medicinal purposes, other states allow it strictly for medical use, and a few ‘hold outs’ prohibit its use entirely. Over-arching all of this, is the fact that marijuana use of any kind is a Class I drug felony by the federal government. Which means the states are in federal violation of the law, as well as the cannabis users within them.
During this time of transition, the government has taken a ‘turn a blind eye’ stance to the situation. We’ll see what the current administration decides to do with all this.
As fas as recreational use is concerned, I will not discuss that here. However, I am a strong supporter of the research, and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Used responsibly under the care of a licensed physician, cannabis use can be highly beneficial to many medical conditions.
Separating fact from fiction often dispels the ‘fear’ that surrounds a topic like this. So let’s look from a ‘bird’s eye view’ at a few terms often seen when exploring cannabis as medicine.
3 Facts You Need To Know Before Using CBD Products
Marijuana and Hemp are two different plants grown for separate purposes. Although they are in the same family, Marijuana is grown for its high THC properties, and hemp is grown for its fiber that is used in making; clothing, construction, ointments, oils, ect. and is known for its high concentration of CBD.
CBD stands for: Cannabidiol: It is a chemical found in both marijuana (where CBD is relatively low) and hemp (where the CBD levels are highly elevated). CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it DOES NOT GET YOU ‘HIGH’. It is also the chemical that contains incredible healing properties for disease.
THC stands for: Tetrahydrocannabinol: This is the chemical that induces the feeling of being ‘high’. Although this is why recreational users seek it out, it can also be highly beneficial medicinally speaking. It is especially known for its anti-nausea properties, which allows many people with debilitating diseases to tolerate food, thus helping in the healing process. Not to mention its use as a safe alternative to opioids as a pain killer.
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