Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to simply as CBD, has been getting a lot of attention in the media and medical world lately.
CBD is everywhere. It’s been proven to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, inflammation, pain and many other conditions. But when it comes to THC (tetryhydrocannabinol), things get a little quieter. Since this is th psychoactive component in the cannabis plant, people tend to demonize it and overlooks it’s medical potential. A recent study that THC might have even more therapeutic benefits that CBD.
THC benefits are greater than what we used to believe before
The study was conducted by a psychology professor Jacob Miguel Vigil and economics professor Sarah Lee Stith, both from the University of New Mexico. It was published on Feb. 26 in the sScientific Reports Journal. According to their research, “THC exhibited the strongest correlation with therapeutic relief, compared to the more socially acceptable chemical found in cannabis, CBD (cannabidiol).”
They measured 27 different symptom catagories ranging from depression to seizure activity and found that dried cannabis flower high in THC provided immediate symptom relief in most of the cases. Overall, smokeable high-THC flower was the most commonly used product and showed greater symptom improvement than other methods of consumption. They gathered this information through the Releaf App, the largest database tracking medical cannabis use in every country.
“Despite the conventuales wisdom, both in the popular press and much of the scientific community that only CBD has medical benefits while THC merely makes one high. Our results suggest that THC may be more important than CBD in generating therapeutic benefits. In our study, CBD appears to have little effect at all, while THC generates measurable improvements in symptom relief. These findings justify the immediate de-scheduling of all types of cannabis, in addition to hemp, so that cannabis with THC can be more widely accessible for pharmaceutical by the general public,” said Vigil.