With all the fuss about medical marijuana and it’s healing properties, there is a lot of speculation and hearsay going around about what this plant can actually do. There are a variety of different cannabinoids found in cannabis that address and treat a variety of issues. In this article, we will be focusing on the much-touted cannabidiol most commonly known as CBD.
CBD is the second most common found cannabinoid in marijuana after THC, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. Due to the non-psychotropic nature of cannabidiol, it has gained rising popularity in recent years in patients not wishing to experience the typical “high” associated with cannabis. In fact, studies have shown CBD to be an effective counter-measure to the psychoactive aspect of THC.
What is CBD used for?
CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, which regulates the body’s homeostasis. Mood, appetite, sleep, hormone regulation, even pain and immune response are all ruled by our ECS, making CBD an excellent means for maintaining the balance thereof. The power behind this versatile cannabinoid lies in its anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to an attack on the immune system. In a stressed out or lowered immune system, inflammation can actually lead to a large variety of health issues. Potentially troublesome, inflammation can lead to body pain, disease, even flu-like symptoms. By incorporating CBD into your daily routine, patients will see dramatic pain relief, as well as a lessening of symptoms with continued use over time.
Our staff at Therapeutic Healthcare Collective possess extensive knowledge of CBD and CBD rich products. From mental health to body-specific issues, our staff is here to help you discern what course of action will work best to get you started on a path to relief. Santa Cruz’s premier dispensary offers a large selection of CBD products to cover all your needs and their varying severity. Come in and chat up one of our budtenders today and see how CBD can change your life for the better.