Products that are high in CBD and low in THC may be ideal for patients looking to keep a clear head, while getting some much-needed mind-body health benefits, including relief from stress, chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, and more.
If you’re a medical patient, ask your local dispensary for specific strains and products to achieve these desired effects.
But first, what are Cannabinoids?
Did you know research shows there are between 80 and 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant? That’s not even counting the roughly 300 non-cannabinoid chemicals it produces, which shows just how little we’ve skimmed the surface thus far on medical marijuana.
In a previous blog , we introduced what scientists call the entourage effect, a phenomenon that occurs when various plant cannabinoids work together synergistically to produce an even more therapeutic effect than they would as isolated components.
While tolerance to these cannabinoids differ from one patient to the next, it’s always best to implement the golden rule of cannabis–– start low, go slow ––until you find what works best for your body.
According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation , the word cannabinoid refers to “every chemical substance, regardless of structure or origin, that joins the cannabinoid receptors of the body and brain.”
With this in mind, many patients are opting for ratios that are high in CBD and low in THC in order to get “the benefits without the buzz,” also known as microdosing .
Just beginning your journey with medical marijuana? Call or request an appointment with Kaya Life to learn more about taking your first step.
There’s certainly no shortage of high-THC cultivars lining dispensary shelves, but to conflate higher THC percentages with a more luxurious, complex, or altogether more effective high is at best misguided and at worst, a bit dangerous. Though canna-tech advancements continue to progress the agricultural end of cannabis cultivation, high-THC cannabis and cannabis products simply aren’t designed to be enjoyed by a wide swath of users. One-to-one strains, however, can be appealing to both newcomers and seasoned potheads alike.
Even-keeled, 1:1 cannabis strains are cultivars with profiles that feature balanced cannabinoid ratios, i.e. commensurate doses of both THC and CBD. While these particular cultivars might not be bred for the kind of captivating, galaxy-brained effects of higher THC strains, 1:1 strains typically deliver manageable reactions for those seeking a low-stakes psychotropic relaxation rather than a too-stoned-to-function situation.
Expect a loud, skunky perfume complicated with notes of chocolate, wet wood, coffee, and overripe grapes, and a grassy, chocolate exhale with a lingering smack of bitter coffee.