People who use large quantities of cannabis may become sedated or disoriented and may experience toxic psychosis — not knowing who they are, where they are, or what time it is. High doses may also cause fluctuating emotions, fragmentary thoughts, paranoia, panic attacks, hallucinations and feelings of unreality.
While cannabis (marijuana) remains a federal DEA Schedule 1 controlled substance, research has resulted in development and marketing of medications which are synthetic prescription cannabinoid products.
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Do not use cannabis if you are pregnant or could become pregnant. There is some evidence that women who smoke cannabis during the time of conception or while pregnant may increase the risk of their child being born with birth defects. Pregnant women who continue to smoke cannabis are probably at greater risk of giving birth to low birthweight babies.
Medical marijuana comes in various forms for use, including oil, tablet or capsule, liquid that can be vaporized, nasal spray, and the traditional dried leaves and buds thay can be smoked or taken as edibles.
In June 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol or CBD) from GW Pharmaceuticals. Epidiolex is an oral solution for patients two years and older to treat Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome — two severe forms of seizures that begin in childhood.
Medical marijuana is frequently prescribed to people with intractable (treatment-resistant) pain, including those with terminal cancer. There is some evidence that CBD contributes to this benefit.
There are no guidelines for the appropriate use of CBD oil. CBD oil is usually delivered sublingually (under the tongue). Most oils are sold in 30-milliliter (mL) bottles with a dropper cap.
In addition, the stroke volume (the amount of blood remaining in the heart after a heartbeat) was significantly reduced, meaning that the heart was pumping more efficiently.
Human studies evaluating the use of CBD in treating chronic pain are lacking. Those that do exist almost invariably include THC, making it difficult to isolate CBD’s distinct effects.
Remember, because CBD oils are largely unregulated, there is no guarantee that a product is either safe or effective.
Less prevalent than some other side effects, headaches, lightheadedness and dizziness can all occur in some users and are sometimes related to dehydration or a lack of fluid consumption. In some other cases, it is simply the way a certain strain makes the body react. If you happen to experience this reaction, you may decide to stay away from that strain type and particular method of consumption, and try something else instead.
There are a few reputable companies which produce these non-intoxicating CBD extracts, and they are legally available for purchase and delivery in all 50 states throughout the United States, as well as in some other countries that have recognized cannabis as legal for medical and recreational use, like Canada.
THC, known scientifically as tetrahydrocannabinol, is a naturally occurring component within the cannabis plant. In a broad sense, there are two distinct cultivars of cannabis: marijuana and hemp. Apart from appearance, a key difference between these two plants is that marijuana often contains high amounts of THC. Hemp, on the other hand, contains a negligible THC content of 0.3% or less by dry weight.
4. Increased Anxiety/Paranoia/Depression
First of all, some people genuinely enjoy the psychoactive experiences associated with tetrahydrocannabinol, and for this reason it may be relaxing or even exhilarating for them. For others, they may have tried both THC and CBD and discovered that THC seems to manage their medical symptoms more efficiently than CBD can. At the end of the day, it is all about personal preference. But it is important to keep in mind that THC is intoxicating, while CBD is not.
For some, THC consumption is tied to an increase in anxiety, paranoia or depression. This is typically more prevalent amongst those who suffer from mood disorders, or have an anxiety/depression disorder to begin with. This does not usually relate to the strain type, although it sometimes can, and tends to be linked more with the intake of higher doses of THC. If this is the case for you, try choosing a strain with a lower THC content, and build little by little as you feel is comfortable.
All in all, there’s no denying that THC has the potential to help improve a variety of medical conditions and ailments, as well as general day-to-day discomforts.
The choice to consume THC is an extremely personal and individual decision, and depends heavily upon how the cannabinoid affects you, as well as how certain strains affect your body and mind versus others. With this being said, not all strains with THC affect the body the same, so someone that generally enjoys consuming THC might find a particular strain type that they “go-to” over others.