Cannabis 101

Cannabis, is the flowering part of the hemp-like plant with fibrous stalks and diverse utility for multiple purposes. A documented historical use of medical cannabis for symptomatic relief has been reported over 5 centuries. The leaves, flowers, and roots have noted medicinal use throughout the world.

ANATOMY

ANATOMY

MEDICAL BY STATE

MEDICAL BY STATE

SIDE EFFECTS

SIDE EFFECTS

STRAINS

STRAINS

THC v CBD

THC v CBD

TREATMENT

TREATMENT

Cannabis Effect From Head to Toe

Brain

Improves global symptoms of PTSD including enhancing sleep quality, reducing frequency of nightmares, and reducing hyperarousal severity. Cannabis may also prevent or slow the development of Alzheimer's Disease.

Muscles

Studies have shown that cannabis significantly reduces muscle spasticity, a condition characterized by prolonged and involuntary muscle contraction, resulting in stiffness and rigidity.

Pancreas

In one study, cannabis use was associated with lower fasting insulin levels, reduced insulin resistance, and similar waist circumference.

Intestines

Two compounds in cannabis, THC and CBD, have been shown to modulate gut function and improve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Disease.

Eyes

Cannabis has been shown to transiently lower intraocular pressure (IOP) associated with glaucoma, although not as effectively asprescription medication.

Chest

Cannabidiol (CBD), an active component in cannabis, has been shown to hinder the expression of the transcription factor ID-1, a key regulator of the metastatic potential of breast and other cancers.

Hands

A cannabis-based medicine (CBM,) Sativex, reduced pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and significantly suppressed disease activity.

Feet

Peripheral neuropathy, this condition causes weakness, numbness and pain to extremities like the feet. The pain is often described as stabbing, burning or tingling and can be extremely agonizing.When THC and CBD enter your body, they activate your CB1 and CB2 receptors which regulate the neurotransmitter and central nervous system, helping to manage pain levels.