What You Need to Know About Cannabis (Marijuana) and Cannabinoids

The use of the term cannabis can make people worried about the use of marijuana as part of their lifestyle routine. But research shows that regular use can help in myriad ways. Read on more about the difference between Cannabis and Cannabinoids, and how one can benefit your health more.

Is Cannabis the same as Marijuana?

The word “cannabis” refers to the whole genus, which includes hemp and marijuana, flowering plants. The term “marijuana” was used traditionally to differentiate from cannabis but is not dependent on the THC level of each plant. This distinction has become a legal term within the cannabis industry.

What are Cannabinoids?

There are more than 100 natural components known as “cannabinoids”. They are like body chemicals that affect appetite, memory, movement, and pain. Both THC and CBD are Cannabinoids derived from Cannabis.

Studies indicate cannabinoids help reduce inflammation and give pain relief, treat cancer cells, and slow down tumor growth. The most well-known ones are THC and cannabidiol (CBD).

Are CBD or THC dietary supplements or foods legal?

The FDA has repeatedly held the position that the selling of any foods or dietary supplements containing CBD or THC is prohibited in interstate commerce. FDA aims to create a risk-based compliance strategy that will explain the goals of the FDA in implementation.

But they can be sold in-state within the state’s laws and regulations. Check local laws when dealing with any supplements tied to Cannabis. Work with health professionals that are knowledgeable and follow local laws.

Cannabis or Cannabinoids can treat certain conditions

In Florida, Medical Marijuana and low-THC Cannabis is a treatment for many different conditions. Talk to a qualified provider if you deal with medical conditions under the same kind or class as, or comparable to: Cancer, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn’s, Parkinson’s, MS…

Terminal Conditions or Chronic Malignant pain caused by a condition can also be a qualifier. In the end, your provider, and you, will know if and when cannabis is the right choice for your situation. Schedule your appointment today with The Crane Center and see if it’s right for you.

What is the benefit of low dose THC?

Many people believe that if a little of something helps, than a lot of that same something will help more.

In the case of THC a majority of users disagree. Low dose THC can help your body in many ways. In low doses, THC can help break through pain, and depression while avoiding too much of that “high” feeling. Talk to your provider to see if it can benefit your situation.

In the end, each person’s needs will be the determining factor for if the benefits outway the cons. Low-dose THC has helped many in the state deal with their medical condition, it may be right for you.