Cannabis, Cannabidiol & THC
Cannabis is a complex plant with a long history of demonstrated applications. Many people have heard of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and know that it’s a psychoactive component in the marijuana plant. Now that the medical use of cannabis (especially cannabidiol, also known as CBD) is getting more media attention than ever before, increasing numbers of people are open to learning about this powerful medicine. As Mother Nature’s Remedy is committed to staying at the forefront of the medical cannabis community, we are blogging to provide current information to our beloved members.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently began speaking out about the medical applications of cannabinoids on CNN, citing incredible efficacy in treating seizures, spasms and other conditions. Cannabinoids occur naturally not only in the cannabis plant, but also in the bodies of humans and animals. The first human endocannabinoid was discovered in 1992. Given the confusing illegality of the cannabis plant, there is still much to learn about the roles plant based cannabinoids play in human health. What we do know is that recent research work by Dr. Yosef Sarne has demonstrated micro-doses, fractions of a milligram, of CBD taken only once demonstrated neuroprotective effects with rodents which were observable even 28 days after the single micro-dose administration. The research on CBDs is sparse, to say the least, but according to Dr. Gupta and a growing group of patients, CBDs provide relief virtually unheard of from pharmaceutical sources. Perhaps that’s why the US government has a patent on the use of cannabinoids as tissue protectants and antioxidants.