How does Medicinal Cannabis affect your body?
Medical Cannabis is becoming increasingly common in the UK, but what is it and how does it affect your body? We explore this and more below…
What are the advantages?
Cannabis-based treatments bring a wide range of health benefits to a patient, not least relief from pain, improved quality of sleep, reduced fatigue and improved mobility. Different conditions are treated with different amounts of medicinal cannabis, and it takes a trained specialist to get the balance right.
How does it work?
Medicinal Cannabis contains two primary active ingredients, THC and CBD. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. The cannabinoid CBD, which may be found in both marijuana and hemp plants, counteracts its intoxicating effects.
What is THC?
THC belongs to the class of substances known as cannabinoids, which interact with the endocannabinoid system of the body. THC activates neurons that affect pleasure, memory, reasoning, coordination, and time perception by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the brain.
THC may be utilised to treat a variety of medical ailments, according to a combination of both academic and medical research and anecdotal information.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the other active component of Cannabis. While CBD is a crucial component of medicinal marijuana, it may also be produced in a lab or drawn from the hemp plant, a relative of the marijuana plant. Unlike THC, CBD does not by itself produce a “high.” It is possible to purchase CBD in specialist retail locations in the UK.
How can this help me medically?
The cannabinoids in Cannabis can help reduce pain by altering pain perception pathways in your brain. This can help with chronic pain complaints. It may also help to benefit inflammatory conditions, neurological and mental health conditions and sleep issues.
How can I access Medicinal Cannabis?
At the moment, cannabis products are only available on a prescription basis in the UK. However, it is possible to access supplements that contain varying amounts of CBD in retail markets, you will need to visit a Medicinal Cannabis clinic London based to access Medical Cannabis.
The London Cannabis Clinic is a branch of the London Pain Clinic. We are a fully licensed and regulated medical establishment, we prescribe a range of cannabis-based treatments which have helped thousands of patients living with short-term or chronic pain. Contact us today for more information.