Common Cannabis Oil Medical Questions Answered
Interest in medical marijuana is driven by findings indicating that compounds in cannabis oil can be used to manage various conditions.
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.
Records Expedited through Automation
Proposition 64, responsible for legalizing adult-use of cannabis in the state, added a provision which allowed those convicted to request to have their pot-related records expunged. Rather than place the time-consuming and tedious job in the hands of individuals, the automated system will search through thousands of records to find those who qualify to have their records deleted.
The Assembly Bill 1793 passed by the majority of the state legislature, will streamline the lengthy process that initially made it difficult for individuals with marijuana-related convictions to have their names cleared.
This measure is the latest effort by California to help people convicted with cannabis-related charges, to move on with their lives.
States That Have Adopted Marijuana Conviction Reversals
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom sees the move as a model for the rest of the country. He termed it as, “An urgent issue of social justice here in California.”
States across the U.S. are attempting to give people a second chance who have been imprisoned for crimes that are now legal in their states. Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Colorado and New Hampshire have passed laws allowing people who have prior marijuana related convictions to have their records expunged or sealed. This seems to be a trend and will most likely be implemented in states where marijuana becomes legalized.
We hope that you will engage with us and share with us some stories you may know of friends, families and acquaintances that have gone through this process of expunging their records. We also love to hear shared stories from those that were victims of this trend but have yet to get their records expunged or sealed.