Cannabinoid-Pharmaceutical Interactions: What You Need to Know

Cannabis samples being prepared at Sonoma Lab Works for analysis

Interactions between medications are very common, especially in elderly populations that medicate for pain, diabetes and high cholesterol. The geriatric population is also the fastest-growing group of medical cannabis users. Cannabis has demonstrated efficacy in treating pain, and some phytocannabinoids have been suggested for various metabolic conditions.

Treasure Hunt

In recent years, cannabis has been at the center of one of the most important developments in modern science, which has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease.

Taming THC

Cannabis Terpenes
THC has been the primary focus of cannabis research since 1964, when Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized it. More recently, the synergistic contributions of CBD and terpenes to cannabis pharmacology and analgesia have been scientifically demonstrated.

Tale of Two Cannabinoids

THC and CBD synergy

This study examines the current knowledge of physiological and clinical effects of THC and CBD and presents a rationale for their combination in pharmaceutical preparations. Cannabinoid and vanilloid receptor effects as well as non-receptor mechanisms are also explored.