Is Cannabis good for pain relief?
Is Cannabis Good for pain relief?
Unfortunately, there is very little clinical pain research on cannabis. However, the basic experiments and test results from animals support that cannabis is a good source for pain relief and it has since been used to treat a wide variety of painful conditions.
Even more encouraging, basic studies suggest that cannabinoids suppress pain through different mechanisms.
Cannabinoid (CBD) is one of the natural compounds found in plants of the cannabis genus that contain less than 0.3 percent THC. Cannabis plants that contain a higher concentration of THC, called marijuana. After the legalization of cannabis, consumers are becoming more curious about cannabis products and their options.
THC and CBD compounds interact with your body's endocannabinoid system allows them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors responsible for relaying messages between cells and have roles in pain and stress.
In June 2018, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the first prescription medication, containing CBD is used to help with various conditions, such as pain, depression, and anxiety.
Another study from the European Journal of Pain showed CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat.
THC and CBD can be consumed in many different ways and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Inhalation of THC and CBD (vaping or smoking) is the most common way which affects immediately. The reason is when THC and CBD are inhaled through the lungs, they are sent to the brain before getting metabolized by the liver. This makes inhalation is the fastest method for consuming THC and CBD.