When people talk about medical marijuana, they’re talking about any portion of the marijuana plant that can be utilized to treat various ailments. People don’t use it to get high; instead, they relieve medical issues.
When cannabis is lawfully sold as medication, it is usually identical to the variety used for recreational purposes. New medical marijuana strains, on the other hand, have been produced with fewer compounds that cause euphoria and more chemicals that are known to have additional medicinal benefits.
You will learn about the following topics in the slides that follow:
the compounds that make up medical marijuana, how cannabis affects the brain, negative effects, manufactured pharmaceuticals based on marijuana’s chemical features, legislation for states that have approved medical marijuana, and the usage of medicinal marijuana to treat children
Medical Marijuana’s THC and CBD
Cannabinoids are a group of over 80 chemical components found in cannabis. The psychedelic properties of the plant are due to these compounds. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), both discovered in the early 1960s, are the two most investigated chemicals. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana, while CBD has recently gained popularity as a treatment for disorders such as seizures.
THC and Medical Marijuana
THC has been the most investigated molecule in marijuana because it is the main psychotropic element. THC is thought to have various effects on the human body, including affecting body temperature, heart rate, time perception, anxiety, drowsiness, analgesia (pain reduction), short-term memory, and spatial awareness.
THC is also the molecule that produces the euphoric high recreational cannabis users are looking for it.
CBD and Medical Marijuana
THC and CBD have quite distinct effects. CBD, unlike THC, does not produce intoxication or euphoria, and CBD appears to have the opposite impact of THC in various instances. On the other hand, THC seems to enhance anxiety, while CBD appears to lessen stress.