Education is key to understanding the healing properties of cannabinoids – that’s what we say at Canna Relief! And thanks to cannabis education, medical cannabis is increasing in popularity for helping alleviate pain, anxiety, depression, and more.
In this post, we share some interesting facts to help you further understand cannabis, the hemp plant and their cannabinoids:
- Compared to over three decades ago, cannabis plants have been cultivated to contain stronger levels of THC: “The average marijuana cigarette prior to the 1980s contained 1% to 3% THC compared to 6% to 20% THC in the 1990s, and some currently available strains have achieved up to 33% THC,” explains the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. This is why we recommend starting THC – as well as other cannabinoids – at a low dose, then gradually increase the dose if needed.
- Cannabinoids, such as THC, CBD, impact your endocannabinoid system. This is a particular body system that helps with regulating temperature, memory, cardiovascular health, energy, digestion and more.
- Got a hangover? Reach for some CBD! CBD won’t “cure” your hangover but it could help relieve nausea and those pounding headaches.
- Hemp CBD is frequently used for wellness because it contains less than 0.3% THC. This means that the amount of THC is so low, it cannot get you high.
- Hemp seeds do not contain CBD and THC. But they’re quite nourishing for the body because they contain omega fatty acids and multiple vitamins, such as A, B, D, and even E. So go ahead and sprinkle hemp seeds into your salad or yogurt!
- CBD can suppress your appetite, whereas CBG can act as an appetite stimulant.
- According to Psychology Today, CBN can help promote bone health “by activating stem cells to help make new bone cells.”
- Can’t sleep? Consider using THC or CBD a few hours before you go to bed. According to Active Aging Canada, in one study it was shown that “participants reported better sleep with certain strains of smoked THC and THC-derivatives, alone or in combination with cannabidiol [CBD].” The study also revealed that patients with fibromyalgia and chronic pain were able to fall asleep in a less amount of time and improve their sleep quality.
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Active Aging Canada, “Cannabis and Older Adults”
Alexander JC, Joshi GP. A review of the anesthetic implications of marijuana use. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2019 May 21;32(3):364-371. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2019.1603034. PMID: 31384188; PMCID: PMC6650211.