Cannabis And Its Active Ingredient


The medicinal consumption of cannabis preparations (Cannabis sativa L.) has increased dramatically in recent years, and anticoagulant effects, There is significant evidence in the scientific and clinical literature about the therapeutic power of such developments in the treatment of the symptoms of various diseases. However, it is necessary to take into account some important factors to optimize their possible therapeutic benefits and reduce their possible side effects. Marijuana is a plant with a great diversity of chemo types, each of which contains different proportions of active ingredients (cannabis).
Therefore, when a medicinal cannabis preparation is consumed, it is necessary to know its composition in cannabis, especially the two most relevant: Δ 9 -tetrahedron (THC) and cannabis (CBD). THC acts through specific receptors located on the surface of our cells, specifically the CB 1 cannabis receptors (very abundant in the central nervous system and responsible for the neurological effects of THC) and the CB 2 cannabis receptors (very abundant in the immune system and responsible for the anti-inflammatory effects of THC). CBD binds with very low affinity to said CB 1 and CB 2 receptors, but exerts, through alternative mechanisms, anti-inflammatory
In addition to preventing some unintended psychoactive consequences of THC such as psychosis, anxiety, and in coordination. Therefore, it is usually recommended that medicinal cannabis preparations have a balanced composition of THC and CBD, although with different ratios depending on the disease to be treated.
The cannabis content of a cannabis preparation depends on factors such as the race of the plant, its form of culture and the extraction technique. It is, of course, essential that the development to be used, in addition to having a known composition of THC and CBD, does not contain heavy metals, pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria and fungi), pesticides or other components that may be harmful to health.It is evident that cannabis is not a panacea, but it does have therapeutic properties for the symptomatic treatment of some diseases. These include several chronic pain, motor disorders associated with multiple sclerosis, cachet in cancer or AIDS, vomiting and nausea associated with ontological chemotherapy, seizures in childhood epilepsy and gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases.

The Patients

As in the case of any other medication, the person who wishes to use medicinal cannabis preparations can be from someone who ignores everything about cannabis to an accomplished expert in the field. In this sense, the knowledge of medical cannabis is evolving very quickly, and the fact that the patient has at least some notions about it is important to consume it correctly and responsibly. There are numerous publications to help acquire such knowledge, also, logically, the advice that can be provided by specialized health professionals (doctors, psychologists, nurses …) who are trained to do so.