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The word on the street is that cannabidiol (CBD) is the most medicinal part of the cannabis plant. The non-intoxicating compound of marijuana has achieved rock star status since Dr. Sanjay Gupta showed the world in his documentary "Weed 2" that it has the ability to control seizures in epilepsy patients. A few years later, the substance has become so much part of popular culture that it's even being faked by hacks trying to make it rich after Uncle Sam's regulatory incompetence.
But is CBD really the most effective medicine when it comes to cannabis sativa? In other words, could the US government save the nation from strife and suffering by simply legalizing this part of the facility?
The answer is a clear no.
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Some of the research done over the past few decades shows that the only way to maximize the therapeutic aspects of cannabis medicine is to use the whole plant. After all, it would be naive to believe that a single component of the herb, especially considering that it contains hundreds of different cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, is the only part of the plant that contributes to the health of civil society. Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam called it the "entourage effect," the process by which hundreds of cannabis components work together better than in isolation.
While CBD is now known for its ability to treat diseases ranging from cancer to epilepsy, Mechoulam's more than 40 years of research found that THC – the compound that creates the stoned effects – and CBD actually improve effects Performance of the other (also known as the "entourage effect").
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This means that CBD treatments are most effective when they contain a measurable dose of THC. However, lawmakers often consider CBD to be the good compound, while THC is typically classified as a troublemaker.
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However, this does not mean that CBD alone has no therapeutic value. It can control seizures – there is evidence of it.
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But for some, this particular treatment may not be the answer. Some reports suggest that pure CBD is insufficient in controlling seizures and that playing with THC ratios is required.
For people looking for a natural cure without stoning, concentrates made from high-CBD strains relieve a number of diseases.