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There are more active compounds in marijuana than THC.  In fact there are over 480 different medically beneficial compounds inherent in this “weed”… and not all of them get you “high”. 

THC is the chemical in cannabis that makes you laugh, feel lightheaded, … maybe hungry?

There are other chemicals in cannabis that can help to regulate your blood system, nervous system, brain function.  Your body is a complex mechanism and cannabis has many active compounds that can work in combination with other compounds to help you feel healthy and heal your body when something goes wrong.

Natural Compounds In Cannabis

The composition of cannabis is complex with over 480 listed chemicals.

Growers can create infinite strands based on various levels of each chemical within each type of plant they develop.

“THC stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol.  It is probably the best known cannabanoid present in medical marijuana.  Physically it acts as a muscle relaxant and anti-inflammatory.  Psychologically it acts as a stimulant. This makes medical strains high in THC a good choice for patients who need relief.. while also remaining alert and active.”  – united patients group

There is more… so much more to be known about this remarkable healing plant.

Other Natural Compounds In Cannabis

Discovering more about the medical compounds within cannabis makes the medicine better.

“CBD stands for cannabidiol.  Cannabidiol actually reduces the psychological affects of medical marijuana.  For most patients, a strain that has high THC and high cannabidiol will have fewer ‘mental’ affects and more physical ones….” – united patients group

Growers are working on tailoring strains to focus on effective treatments for blocking the reproduction of cancer cells, slowing the affects of multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and a host of other ailments affecting the human body.

“CBC, Cannabichromene … may play a role in the anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects of cannabis and may contribute to the overall analgesic effects of medical cannabis.  CBC may have potential to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors due to its interaction with anandamide, an endocannabinoid known to fight breast cancer… ” – united patients group 

It seems the cannabis plant has a symbiotic relationship with humans… and learning how to use the elements within the chemical make-up of cannabis is what medical marijuana plant development is all about.



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