This article was written by: Lindsey Price
We have all heard that Cannabis is the New Cure All. Well I don’t believe it is a cure all for all, but I do believe that it is a miracle plant that can help treat a wide variety of conditions including helping with the side effects of western medicine; like chemotherapy, ADHD medicines and so much more. I would like to introduce you to just a few of the many conditions cannabis treats. I am a Lindsey your Certified Cannabis Consultant and this is my blog.
A glance at the health benefits of cannabis
- Seizure Control:CBD
- Reduced Anxiety: CBD
- Bronchodilation: THC
- Neuroprotection: CBD Neurological Disorders: Huntington’s, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis
- Pain Management: THC, CBD, CBG
- Decreased Inflammation: CBD, CBG
- Cancer Care:CBD, THC, CBC Different cancers require different cannabinoids. These cannabinoids are known to cause the cancer cells to self-destruct.
- Chemotherapy symptoms can also be reduced with cannabis. Nausea, wasting syndrome,fatigue, depression, insomnia
- Migraine Relief:THC
- Sleep Aid:CBN and high doses of THC
- Ease GI Disorders:THC and CBD
- Appetite Stimulant:THC
- Tumor Reduction: CBD, THC and limonene terpenes;studies have shown a decrease in breast cancer lines in mice
- PTSD:THC, CBD,CBG, CBN
Yes, Cannabis has the potential to help manage many conditions at once; with little to no side effects. As the side effects from cannabis are therapeutic themselves. We need to understand that no two people are the same. What one person considers an adverse side effect another may be using that side effect to treat a specific condition.
What are these side effects from cannabis? Well to be honest this question has more than 1 answer as the different cannabinoids have different effects.
Tetrahydrocannabinol – THC the most psychotropic cannabinoid in cannabis may cause more adverse side effects these are most common with a lower tolerance. First time users may experience drowsiness, fatigue, euphoria, paranoia, panic, anxiety, low blood pressure, nausea, rapid heart rate, flushing, dry mouth, distortion of taste, appetite stimulant or a decrease in appetite. Some people are more tolerant to cannabinoids so the effects of cannabis may not treat any two people the same. High amounts of THC can produce some very serious side effects like hallucinations impared balance, cognitive impairment and fainting if too much is taken. You should also understand you will not die from using cannabis > We do not have any Cannabinoid receptors in our brainstem, which makes overdosing nearly impossible. It would take smoking 16 oz or more in one sitting to even attempt it! Brain stem functions: The brain stem controls the flow of messages from the brain and the rest of the body, and it also controls basic body functions such as breathing, swallowing, heart rate, blood pressure, consciousness, and whether one is awake or sleepy. The brain stem consists of the midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata.
*Hallucinations are most common with extremely high doses of THC taken in edible form such as a brownie. Some people do experience this because of the amount of CB1 receptors in the brain. It is also more common for inexperienced users to take way too much unknowingly causing unwanted effects. If any of these symptoms develop we have CBD. I suggest that all my newbies invest in some CBD tincture . CBD and THC are like yin and yang. They balance one another to produce a synergistic medicine. If you do experience any of these effects you can simply take CBD tincture . By taking the tincture you are balancing your high the more CBD that is taken the more your side effects will diminish. Almost neutralizing the psychotropic effects. This can be a lifesaver if you ate too much of that edible. (Example) If you take a 25MG edible you will want to take 25MG to balance if you take 50MG of CBD you may no longer feel the effects of THC at all.
We build a tolerance to cannabis so the adverse effects we may feel when we first start like paranoia, panic and anxiety tend to fade. They also may be a side effect of a specific strain.
Different strains will cause different effects also depending on the Cannabinoid, Terpene and Flavonoid profiles. Cannabis that has all 3 produces what they call the” Entourage Effect “ a balanced and medically beneficial high.
What are the dangers of using Cannabis? Quality,cleanliness and regulation are among my biggest concerns.Another concern is inaccurate dosing and incorrect information being passed onto patients.
Would I recommend Cannabis?
Yes, I am a cannabis advocate whose passion is to educate the world on how best to use this miracle plant. I myself use cannabis daily. I’m what some would consider Cali-Sober (it’s really a thing).
Would you recommend cannabis to a loved one?