Did you know that there are two cannabinoids in Marijuana that can each provide a different effect? Those cannabinoids are called THC and CBD. Some Marijuana strains will be higher in THC and some will be higher in CBD, so you can shop for your favorite ratio. Hemp can be a good choice for those who feel they would benefit from CBD, without the psychoactive or “high” effect that users feel when consuming THC. Hemp has high levels of CBD, but has 0.3% of THC or less. Each cannabinoid affects different receptors in the brain, therefore they also provide different effects. Both THC and CBD can be consumed in the form of oils, tinctures, sprays, vaporizers, edibles, and beverages. The different options provide you with a wide array of consumption methods to fit your individual needs.

While CBD doesn’t provide the psychoactive effects of Marijuana, it is useful to reduce anxiety and help you feel more alert. Because of the increased wakefulness that CBD provides, some people may benefit from using it during the daytime. CBD can also be beneficial for those who don’t want to consume THC for other reasons.

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CBD can treat a wide range of ailments which include:

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Outside of providing psychoactive effects, THC is also known to increase appetite and can be used as a sleep aid, unlike CBD. THC is a good choice if you enjoy the psychoactive effects it provides. It is also the better choice if you are in need of immediate pain relief. Because of the psychoactive effects it provides, it results in quicker pain relief. But the most pain relief can be found by combining both THC and CBD, rather than consuming them separately.

In addition to providing pain relief, THC can also help:

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There is no one-size-fits-all cannabinoid that will work for everyone. You will need to consider the type of effects that you are looking for, as well as the ailments you are treating when deciding on which ones to try. It can also take some experimenting to see how each cannabinoid affects you. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the Sativa vs Indica and Terpenes blog posts. Knowing all of the components of Marijuana can help you easier decide on the best strains for you. Make sure to stop in to one of the many Dispensaries in Missouri today to discuss the various options that are available for purchase.

I’m here to help! If you have any questions or would like to discuss how marijuana might help you, please let me know!

Until next time,
Dr. Judd, MD