What About THC?

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CBD and THC are the power couple of cannabis therapeutics. They appear to work best together. For example, CBD is believed to boost THC's painkilling and anticancer properties. CBD can also lessen the side effects of too much THC including anxiety and rapid heartbeat. "Relaxing but not intoxicating" is how some patients described CBD-rich cannabis. CBD and THC both stimulate neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells, in adult mammals, which may prove helpful for stroke and Parkinson's patients. 

CBD and THC are the power couple of cannabis therapeutics. They appear to work best together. For example, CBD is believed to boost THC's painkilling and anticancer properties. CBD can also lessen the side effects of too much THC including anxiety and rapid heartbeat. "Relaxing but not intoxicating" is how some patients described CBD-rich cannabis. CBD and THC both stimulate neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells, in adult mammals, which may prove helpful for stroke and Parkinson's patients. 

Products made from industrial hemp that contains little or no THC are currently being marketed widely. But recent scientific studies suggest that CBD-only products made from hemp of synthetic CBD may be less effective therapeutically than cannabis-based medicines because they lack critical secondary cannabinoids and other medicinal compounds that interact with CBD and THC to enhance their therapeutic benefits. Scientists call this the "entourage effect." Numerous cannabis compounds have medicinal attributes, but the therapeutic impact of whole plant cannabis seems to be greater than the sum of its parts.

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