Common Cannabis Oil Medical Questions Answered
Common Cannabis Oil Medical Questions Answered
Cannabis oil contains many active compounds, among them are cannabinoids. There are approximately 113 cannabinoids identified by scientists to date. Interest in medical marijuana is driven by findings indicating that compounds in cannabis oil can be used to manage various conditions. However, marijuana is currently classified as a DEA Schedule I substance; One of the many reasons why research has been limited over the last few decades.
Can Cannabis Oil Cure Cancer?
Cannabis oil refers to a variety of oils that contain different types of cannabinoids in varying quantities. Some may contain THC, THCA, CBD, cannabidiol or other cannabinoids.
In the United States, Cannabis oil is mostly used to refer to oils containing CBD as the primary compound. There are studies that show that CBD can help in the cure for cancer. Different types of cannabinoids including CBD have been found to be effective in multiple illnesses or diseases such as limiting cell tumor growth and decreasing the effects of epilepsy in children.
These scientific studies have generated a lot of interest. This attention may stem from the compound’s characteristics, such as a low level of toxicity and a high safety profile.
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Can Cannabis Oil Make You High?
Initial standard cannabis oil was often prepared from the hemp plant, which contains insignificant to no amounts of THC once processed. The hemp extract contains mainly CBD which does not give the user psychoactive effects, unlike its counterpart Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is known to provide the psychoactive effects many recreational users look for.
CBD can be used to counteract the side effects of THC, such as anxiety, sedation, and intoxication. However, CBD oil can have its own side effects depending on the dosage and the physiological makeup of the patient. It’s advisable to contact a physician if you experience bad reactions such as fatigue, diarrhea, insomnia and loss of appetite.
Does Cannabis Oil Expire?
Cannabis contains various organic compounds that can degenerate, which limits their psychoactive or medicinal effect. Several compounds found in hemp and marijuana plants are terpenes, cannabidiols, and cannabinoids.
Four main factors affect the longevity of products infused with cannabis oil; air, light, moisture and amount of time in storage. To maintain the longevity of cannabis oil, it’s best to store it in a cool, dark and dry place.
Can Cannabis Oil Help with Anxiety?
There’s evidence to suggest that cannabis oil has positive effects on people with anxiety. One study links CBD’s anxiety relieving properties with increased blood flow in certain parts of the brain. Using a neuro-imaging device the researchers found that CBD stimulated parts of the limbic system which helped to alleviate anxiety.
THC has also been found to be effective in alleviating symptoms of anxiety. But THC tends to have the opposite effect when taken in higher doses. Since THC is psychoactive and federally illegal across the United States, many manufacturers do not include THC in their medicinal products. Some of these can include but is not limited to medicated rubs, wax, oils and other topicals.
Can Cannabis Oil Help with COPD?
Cannabidiol has positive effects that can help reduce symptoms of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, and can promote bronchodilation. Researchers concluded that it could prove useful in the management of inflammatory lung diseases.
The benefits of these compounds found in the hemp plant will depend on the method of consumption. Smoking marijuana may not give you the respiratory benefits you seek since there are many compounds produced by the smoke which can counteract the positive effects. Taking cannabis oil orally that contains CBD should prove the most effective.
Can Cannabis Oil Help with Weight Loss?
There’s evidence to indicate that the compounds in cannabis oil have a positive effect on weight loss. One drawback with these studies is that they can contradict each other. One study can conclude that it promotes weight loss and appetite suppression, while another study can show that it stimulates appetite and helps HIV and cancer patients gain weight.
However, studies also show that users of cannabis tend to generally have a lower BMI than nonusers. Scientists are trying to establish the mechanism of action. Researchers believe that some active compounds act as metabolic agents that can increase weight in underweight patients and regulate weight in patients who are obese. Scientists suggest that further research is required to establish how weight loss is achieved.
Harbor Collective carries a selection of Cannabis oils in both THC, CBD and in variations such as 3:1 and others. Visit our shop page to search for a selection of CBD oils, tinctures, medicated rubs and more.