In a recent study titled “The Association between Cannabis Product Characteristics and Symptom Relief,” published in the journal Scientific Reports, UNM researchers Sarah See Stith, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, and Jacob Miguel Vigil, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, found that THC and CBD contents were the most important factor for optimizing symptom relief for a wide variety of health conditions.
Cannabis is rapidly gaining popularity as a mid-level analgesic and promising substitute for prescription opioids and other classes of medications, which often carry undesirable side effects, dangerous drug interactions and risk of death. Presently, federal barriers restrict researchers from conducting cannabis administration studies in the U.S.
One of the real shockers, to me anyway was the finding that THC has more health benefits than CBD.
I have done some research (no, not smoking it), and CBD has always seemed like the compound in marijuana that had health benefits while the THC in Marijuana just got people high. I was not alone in that thinking .
Jacob Miguel Vigil, one of the researchers, and a well published author of papers as well had this to say
Despite the conventional wisdom, both in the popular press and much of the scientific community that only CBD has medical benefits while THC merely makes one high, our results suggest that THC may be more important than CBD in generating therapeutic benefits. In our study, CBD appears to have little effect at all, while THC generates measurable improvements in symptom relief. These findings justify the immediate de-scheduling of all types of cannabis, in addition to hemp, so that cannabis with THC can be more widely accessible for pharmaceutical use by the general public.
Here in Canada we see lots of news on Marijuana health benefits since the legalization of Cannabis last November. I am sure that studies like this will be interesting in the public conversation as most people would not want to admit that there is any health advantages to getting high even while CBD oil is a non psychoactive compound that people and doctors are recommending for stress relief as well as treating of mental illnesses