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The Differences Between Medical Marijuana With THC Vs. CBD

The Differences Between Medical Marijuana with THC vs. CBD

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THC and CBD are cannabinoids found in medical marijuana. These cannabinoids are responsible for many of the physiological effects of cannabis use. THC and CBD, however, provide different effects for marijuana users. Medical marijuana with THC and CBD products are both available for a wide range of medical conditions. By understanding the difference between these cannabinoids, you can more effectively select marijuana products for your specific needs. 

THC

As mentioned above, THC and CBD are both cannabinoids. This means that they both interact with cannabinoid receptors in the body, leading to various physiological effects. THC is the main psychoactive component in cannabis, meaning that it’s responsible for the high associated with marijuana use. The cannabinoid receptors that THC binds to are mainly in the brain, leading to differences in mood, pain, and other sensations. 

Conditions That THC Can Treat

The conditions that THC can help treat include insomnia, poor appetite, glaucoma, neuropathic pain, and muscle spasticity. THC and CBD have both been shown to be helpful in the treatment of pain, nausea, and anxiety. 

Obtaining Medical Marijuana with THC

Since THC has psychoactive effects, to obtain medical marijuana with THC, you must qualify for and possess a Florida medical marijuana card. The medical marijuana doctors at Tetra Health Care can help you apply for and receive your card in Florida if you have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition.

CBD

Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t have any psychoactive effects. But, it is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects, calm the body and mind, and impact cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system. 

Conditions That CBD Can Treat

CBD products have proven to be beneficial in the treatment of inflammation, migraines, seizures, depression, mental disorders/psychosis, and inflammatory bowel disease (along with anxiety, pain, and nausea). 

Obtaining CBD Products

Since CBD isn’t psychoactive and is found in high quantities in hemp, hemp-derived CBD is legal in Florida without a medical marijuana card. But, to purchase CBD products that have a higher THC content, you’ll need to obtain a medical cannabis card. 

If you have a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Florida, schedule an appointment at Tetra Health Care to start the process of obtaining your medical marijuana card today! 

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