Symptoms/conditions that benefit from THC
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of appetite
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Benefits of CBD
- Anti-inflammatory (including auto-immune diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis)
Benefits of CBD with THC
A common misconception people often practice is the guideline stating that CBD is strictly medical marijuana and THC is the recreational kind. Both can be used medically or recreationally, and they can even be used together. When used in different increments, various outcomes will occur.
Those who prefer THC heavy strains can find that mixing CBD with it can tone down the psychological effects a bit so they aren’t so intense. On the same token, users that like to indulge in CBD heavy strains prefer a bit of THC added to give them a mild body buzz that can ease pain or discomfort from physical illnesses. This is because CBD changes THC’s ability to connect and react to brain receptors.
Keep in mind CBD does not erase THC psychoactive effects entirely. Those who are having a bad reaction to a high THC strain can’t just use a high CBD strain after to come back “down to zero”.
Mixing together the two compounds in different ratios can give users a wide range of benefits. Understanding the ratio differences is key in fulfilling the correct wants and needs of marijuana use.
Science has made it clear that whole-plant preparations are much superior to single preparations because the raw plant contains a blend of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that work synergistically to create what is known as “the entourage effect.”