Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, that neutralizes and counters the psychoactivity of THC (CBD does not cause a high). Although research on the subject is just beginning, scientific and clinical studies indicate that CBD could be effective in the treatment of various ailments and diseases such as epilepsy, inflammation, anxiety, neurodegenerative disorders and insomnia. CBD has also been reported to be an effective antioxidant and antiemetic.
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Cannabis remedies are available in many forms and can be utilized in various ways. The most appropriate delivery system for therapeutic cannabis is one that provides an optimal dose for a desired duration with few unwanted aside effects.
Vaporizing with a vape pen or another device offers the same immediate benefits of smoking. But since a vaporizer heats the cannabis flower or oil without burning it, the active ingredients are inhaled as a vap or and n o smoke is involved. This makes it a healthier alternative to smoking.
Tinctures are herbal remedies in which the active ingredients of cannabis are dissolved in alcohol or another solvent. Their effect, duration and dosing are similar to that of edibles.
Sublingual sprays are made from cannabis extracts that may be mixed with another substance like coconut oil. The cannabis concentrate is sprayed under the tongue and quickly absorbed through the oral mucosa. First effects are generally felt within 5 to 15 minutes. Sublingual sprays are a good option for consistent, discrete, and timely cannabis dosing. There is no preparation involved and no lingering smell from smoking.
Edibles are foods or snacks cooked with cannabis-infused oil, butter or ghee. The effects of orally consumed cannabis can last 4 to 6 hours—considerably longer than inhaled cannabis. But the onset of effects is much slower (30-90 minutes) than for inhaled cannabis or sublingual sprays. The slow onset and longer duration make edibles well suited for treating chronic conditions that require a steady dose of medicine throughout the day. The biggest risk with orally administered cannabis is overconsumption. The longer time of onset makes it more difficult to titrate dosage. One should proceed cautiously by taking a small dose of an edible and waiting at least an hour before deciding if more is needed. Edibles may not be appropriate for someone suffering from nausea, vomiting or lack of appetite.
Cannabis prepared as a tea will include significant amounts of CBD and in their non-psychoactive “acid” form (CBDA) because the heat required to steep tea is less than the temperature necessary for “decarboxylation,” which transforms CBDA into CBD. Cannabinoid acids have significant therapeutic properties, but there has been little research on these compounds.
Raw cannabis juice made with a blender will contain CBDA, and other cannabinoids acids since it’s not heated. Precise dosing is difficult with juicing, but the health benefits are potentially significant.
Cannabis extracts can be infused in a balm, lotion or ointment and applied directly to the skin. Patients report that cannabis topicals are effective for pain, inflammation, infections, and skin conditions. Because they are applied externally, topicals are generally not inebriating.