How Medical Marijuana Works

Ever wonder how medical marijuana works to treat disease and disorder?  Even if you are new to cannabis, almost everyone has heard of THC. For the more scientifically inclined, this compound is known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol. While THC is only one of dozens of compounds found in cannabis we find that many patients we see in our dispensary focus solely on the THC level when choosing a strain to add to their therapy. No doubt, THC levels are going to be important in many cases but it’s important to take the other lesser known compounds into consideration when matching a strain to your symptoms.


THC is the compound found in marijuana responsible for most of the psychological responses many associate with the use of cannabis. In layman’s terms, THC makes you feel “high”. Aside from the heady effects, there are also strong medicinal reasons to look to THC. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, appears to have anti-tumor properties, and is particularly helpful as part of a cancer treatment program.


CBD, otherwise known as Cannibidol is right on the heels of THC in terms of it’s recognition for therapeutic benefits. Because CBD counteracts the mental or psychoactive effects that THC brings to the equation, having a strain high in this compound is preferred by those who don’t wish to get high or need to medicate during working hours. The big news is, that high CBD content is excellent for treating illnesses with profound physical symptoms. CBD’s use in treating convulsive seizure disorders is all over the news in the cannabis world. It appears to be the only hope for many treatment-resistant children. Did you know many have also found success treating schizophrenia with CBD?

Other Therapeutic Compounds

Lesser known, but equally important compounds found in cannabis are CBN, CBC & CBG. To read more about these compounds, please click here to view original web page at

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