Cannabis is a flowering plant with remarkable healing properties, due to which it is being used as a medicinal agent for many health conditions. These conditions range from terminal cancer, chronic pain, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders, HIV, IBS, MS and many other diseases. CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the most common cannabinoids in cannabis products. THC and CBD are present in both Marijuana and hemp. Marijuana contains much more THC than hemp, while hemp has a lot of CBD.

Chronic pain is the most common symptom for which Cannabis is taken, as it is an effective analgesic. It is an excellent alternative to traditional pain-relieving medicines, such as opioids, as it does not contain the serious adverse effects of opioid use. Both THC and CBD are effective against pain and work on the human endocannabinoid system to reduce the pain sensation.

Today, there are a myriad of different Marijuana products with various combinations of THC and CBD. These products can range from oils, tablets, pills, gummies, edibles and beverages, vapes, topical creams and tinctures. Each of these products may contain different amounts of CBD and THC and is unique in its effect. Hence, it becomes crucial that experienced physicians who have knowledge about these products prescribe them to patients to ensure it does not lead to any adverse effects.

Our experts have years of experience in administering Marijuana successfully to many qualified patients. We have established centers in Naples, St. Petersburg and Melbourne, where new patients can complete their Marijuana certification to get a Medical Marijuana Card

What are Cannabinoids?

There are many cannabinoids that are naturally found in the Marijuana plant. They are differentiated by the number of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms that they contain. Studies claim there are more than 400 different types of cannabinoids. However, CBD and THC are the most researched cannabinoids with immense healing capabilities that are being unraveled by clinical trials. The pain-reducing property of CBD and THC has already been established, and they are hailed as an excellent and safer alternative to other traditional pain-relieving medications.

THC is the psychoactive component that intoxicates and gives a high feeling, while Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive component of the plant. It has more medicinal benefits, and research studies have shown that CBD effects can lower the pharmacological effects of THC when it is taken in large doses. CBD also gives relief to pain, but it is not psychoactive like the THC component. It is the milder form of the cannabinoids and impacts the endocannabinoid system in the body.

 THC vs CBD; Is there a difference in their chemical structure? 

Both CBD and THC have the same number of molecules in their structure: 30 hydrogens, 21 carbon atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. There is a slight variation in the arrangement of these atoms, which accounts for the difference in their effect.

CBD and THC, both are chemically similar to our endocannabinoids and have the ability to interact with the cannabinoid receptors. This interaction allows them to affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, affecting the messaging between cells. This allows them to reduce pain, improve our immune functions, and enhance our sleep quality, amongst many other positive effects.

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Benefits of Cannabinoids

Both THC and CBD are similar in structure but activate different cannabinoid receptors in the body. By interacting with the receptors, they are able to stimulate or inhibit brain chemicals and cause certain effects.

THC activates cannabinoid receptors, one of which is in the nerve cells and the other is in the immune cells. When it activates the receptor in the nerve cells, it reduces the sensation of pain, hence it is effective in managing pain effectively. The feeling of euphoria that one experiences after taking THC also adds to the pain-relieving effect.

CBD on the other hand might interfere with serotonin and influence the glycine receptors. It also reduces anxiety which can affect the perception of pain and makes the patient relaxed. However, more quality trials are needed to derive a conclusive method of how CBD reduces the sensation of pain.

THC & CBD offer Additional Benefits

In addition to being effective pain-relieving agents, both THC and CBD have many positive effects that improve the patient’s overall quality of life. Together with their analgesic effect, these improvements are a life changer for many terminally ill patients.

The additional benefits that patients get when they add Cannabis to their treatment is instrumental in its overall pain-relieving potential. It produces a soothing calmness, relaxes the patient, and reduces the anxiety that they feel, and all these make the patient more comfortable. Cannabis improves the quality of sleep and makes them sleep for longer, reducing the constant fatigue they feel when they are in pain. In addition, it also reduces inflammation, improves immunity and promotes healing from within. Cannabis is an effective mood stabilizer, and it reduces the feeling of hopelessness, depression and misery, and the patient is able to enjoy everyday activities.

When all these other benefits of Cannabis are added to its pain-relieving property, it becomes an obvious choice as an alternative. It is crucial to the success of Cannabis treatment that the right combination of THC and CBD is taken to give appropriate results.

Which is a better Pain-Relieving Agent, CBD or THC?

This is a question that does not have a definitive answer. There is much debate on this topic, with polarizing opinions on both sides, but there is no consensus yet.

However, there is consensus amongst the stakeholders that CBD and THC are effective analgesics and excellent treatment options for managing pain.

Before anyone can avail this excellent healing ability of Cannabis, they need to complete their Marijuana certification. We have established center in Naples, Melbourne and St. Petersburg that offer premium services. Their team of experts stay abreast with recent information and research studies. It is to ensure they give tailored and most suited prescriptions to their clients.

You can start by completing the intake form on our website. Then our team members will contact you for further steps.