Cannabis, also known as hemp or marijuana, has a long history of human use. Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about this plant and the cannabinoids in it.
Cannabidiol, or CBD (Cannabidiol), and tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC), are only two of many compounds found in cannabis. How can we benefit from this ancient herb?
Cannabis sativa and industrial hemp are both the same species. But here’s the big difference: marijuana contains more THC, which is the psychoactive chemical that makes you feel high. Because industrial hemp contains so little THC, the body doesn’t experience the same effects.
Karli Miller-Hornick is the co-founder of Head & Heal and the CEO. She is a CBD producer in Cortland and a hemp cultivator. An industrial hemp plant is one that has less than 0.3% THC. A normal marijuana plant contains 15 to 20% THC. Sometimes, you’ll see them up to 25 and 30 percent.
What are the health benefits of cannabinoid therapy for you? Dr. Scott L. Treatman, a New York-based medical marijuana provider, stated that “taking a full spectrum CBD/THC product can help the body’s endocrinoid system achieve and maintain homeostasis.”
Homeostasis, or the maintenance of balance in our bodies, is an important part of our biology. He said that a plant-derived cannabinoid may be helpful in balancing our moods, emotions, digestion, inflammation, and immunity.
You can find more information about cannabis and its effects on your body in the video below:
Can you think of any other plants that could contain cannabinoids.
What is the working principle of the endocannabinoid systems?
How is cannabis extracted and processed?
What is the entourage effect?
What are Terpenes?
What health benefits can CBD, CBG and CBN bring?
Miller-Hornick suggests consulting your doctor before you consider cannabinoid therapy. Miller-Hornick says that different medications can interact with one another.
She said that CBD can take about a week before you notice any difference. We recommend taking CBD every day for at least a month to make a decision on whether it is working for you.