Marijuana has hundreds of compounds that each have their own health benefits, which is why the cannabis plant is more like a medicine cabinet than a single medication. By isolating the compounds, we need, we can create medicine for all sorts of health issues. Medical marijuana experts focus on cannabinoid compounds when examining cannabis’ components. You may already know about cannabidiol (CBD), a popular wellness ingredient. But, what about cannabigerol (CBG) or Cannabinol (CBN)? These cannabinoids both have health benefits, but they help you in different ways.
First, Cannabinol (CBN) is derived from THC-A, with only slight psychoactive effects having been documented. Its main uses have been as a form of alternative medicine. CBN is mostly used as a sedative, sleep-aid and chronic pain reliever. In many cases, CBN is used as a natural alternative to help alleviate pain and inflammation caused by several diseases, including arthritic and Crohn’s disease. It is also an anticonvulsant and can be used to help patients suffering from epilepsy or who are suffering from seizures. Evidence also suggests that it can be used to lower the intraocular eye pressure that is caused by conditions such as glaucoma. Thorough analyses have indicated that CBN is a compelling natural medicinal alternative.
Second, Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has many health benefits associated with it as well and has become a common form of alternative medicine that is mainly known for its antibacterial effects.
It is most commonly found in high CBD, low THC strains, such as hemp. Research has found that CBG will effectively target bacterial growth to either kill or slow it and can also be successfully used as an anti-inflammatory. There has also been evidence to suggest that CBG can inhibit cell growth in tumour and cancer cells, which may have many applications in terms of cancer treatment solutions. Additionally, it has been found to promote bone growth, work as an effective anti-nausea solution and lowers intraocular eye pressure caused by afflictions, such as glaucoma.
There are few subjects that can stir up stronger emotions among doctors, scientists, researchers, policy makers, and the public than medical marijuana. Is it safe? Should it be legal? Decriminalized? Has its effectiveness been proven? What conditions is it useful for? Is it addictive? How do we keep it out of the hands of teenagers? Is it really the “wonder drug” that people claim it is? Is medical marijuana just a ploy to legalize marijuana in general? There are countless benefits of using marijuana. It is still puzzling how medicinal cannabis is still not legal in most countries, and still retains such a negative reputation and stigma. Hopefully in the near future, medical science continues to prove its benefits in more fields and make this plan a famous cure for all major kinds of ailments.