CBD ( Cannabidiol ) is the main chemical used in medicine. The cannabis plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body.
CBD is not psychoactive (it won’t make you feel ‘high’) and it may be useful
in the management of seizures, pain, and may have anxiolytic effects.
THC ( Tetrahydrocannabinol) produces the “high” people feel when they smoke marijuana or eat foods containing it. However, CBD is not psycho active at all and will not make you feel “high.” In fact, CBD actually counteracts the psycho-activity of THC.
Interest in the endocannabinoid system is growing due to the wide range of physiological functions it appears to regulate. Research has enabled researchers to uncover the system’s activity in areas such as pain, memory, appetite and immunity, though much still remains undiscovered.
Potential Medical Benefits of CBD
- Pain reliever
- Reduce spasm
- Anxiolytic effects
Cannabis has been used for years as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions, including pain and nausea resulting from cancer treatment and other illnesses. Although, it has been a taboo subject for years, the medical and scientific community in Australia are currently working to unlock its potential benefits for patients.
CBD MEDICINAL CANNABIS DOSING
In each case patients should try to use the minimal
effective dose. This is achieved by starting at a low dose as instructed by
your doctor, and gradually increasing your dose until you either (1) have
symptom/condition relief, (2) you have a side effect, or (3) you reach the
maximum dose prescribed by your doctor. If a side effect occurs, please
contact you prescribing doctor and decrease the next dose.
Most regular dosing is divided into twice daily intervals, but some patients
find more regular intervals, like four times a day, better at controlling their
symptom/condition. An example for a slowly increasing dose with an oil
dropper would be 1 drop twice a day, increased by 1 drop every second day,
to a maximum of 10 drops twice a day. Doctors call this a titrating dose.