Many health professionals have little to no experience with cannabis therapeutics and are not able to guide people on this subject. So Project CBD has created a beginner’s guide to cannabidiol & cannabis therapeutics to address key questions of CBD users.
There is no single ratio or strain that’s right for everyone. A person’s sensitivity to THC is a key factor in determining the appropriate ratio and dosage of CBD-rich medicine. You need to find the combination of CBD and THC that works best for you.
CBD and THC are the power couple of cannabis therapeutics, interacting to amplify one another’s curative properties. CBD enhances THC’s painkilling and anticancer properties, while lessening THC’s psychoactivity.
Compared to whole plant CBD-rich cannabis, industrial hemp grown for fiber or seed is typically low in cannabinoid content. If you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal and available, look for CBD products made from cannabis.
There are many ways to extract oil from the cannabis plant—each with its pros and cons. Some methods are safer and more effective than others. Cannabis oil made with neurotoxic solvents like butane and hexane may leave unsafe residues that compromise immune function and impede healing.
Look for products with clear labels showing the quantity and ratio of CBD and THC per dose, a manufacturing date, and a batch number (for quality control). Select products with quality ingredients that are lab tested and safely extracted.
CBD-rich cannabis oil products can be taken sublingually or orally, applied topically, or inhaled with a vape pen. The time of onset and duration of effect vary depending on the method of administration.