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How might cannabinoids be useful as medicine?


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    @petergrinspoon
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    The term cannabinoids refer to compounds or chemicals found in marijuana or more precise in the Cannabis Sativa plants. Since the number of clinical trials is still not large enough to prove all the benefits and risks of the marijuana plant only two of its chemical compounds (THC and CBD) have been approved by the FDA, to be a component of some medications in form of pills, tinctures, oils, creams, gums, and other edibles.

    The THC is responsible for the “high” sensation but many patients also reported relief with various illnesses and symptoms such as anxiety, pain, muscle spasticity, after the treatments with THC-based medications. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, helpful with seizures, inflammation, migraines, and nausea.

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    I recall that CBD’s property of calming neurological inflammation was patented, I think, by the FDA or some govt agency.

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