WHAT IS MEDICAL CANNABIS?
Medical cannabis is the medical use of the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant (Cannabis Sativa) to treat diseases, symptoms and conditions. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the two main cannabinoids used in medical cannabis. Although they are similar in their composition, THC and CBD have dramatically different effects on the brain and body receptors. CBD is non-intoxicating, and when used for medical purposes, has shown the potential to relieve patients of discomfort without affecting cognitive abilities. THC, on the other hand, is the psychoactive part of marijuana, known for its mind-altering effects or “getting you high”. Research on THC has shown its potential for treating some symptoms like nausea, chronic pain, spinal injury and more.
The CBD compound found in medical marijuana is similar to cannabinoids found in the human body and has been found beneficial due to its binding properties to the brain’s endocannabinoid system. This helps in managing patients’ chronic pain, modulating the immune system, and many other benefits.
Medical cannabis is fast growing as a therapeutic treatment option in Canada for a wide range of conditions and symptoms. Talk to a healthcare practitioner who will guide you in determining if medical cannabis is the right choice for you. During the face-to-face video call, you can ask all your cannabis questions and be sure you’re getting proper medical advice to help you feel your best. You will need a Medical Document provided by the practitioner for you to purchase your legal medical cannabis product form a licenced producer.