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Medical marijuana laws around the country are continually changing. New populations are beginning to explore a therapeutic potential of cannabis. The plant is getting more popular among senior citizens. However, is it right for them? Here’s the answer.
Cannabis has more than 200 bioactive compounds. Most of them are understudied but functions of some of them, like THC, CBD, and terpenes, are well understood. However, cannabis has a substantial hidden potential — take for instance chemical compounds known as flavonoids. Roughly 10% of these are known to be present in cannabis plants.
The popularity of legal cannabis is growing: medical and recreational marijuana is already available in 29 states around the country. According to a recent study, this development caused a beneficial side effect — a significant drop in alcohol sales.
CBG stands for cannabigerol. It is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid which means it does not make you high. The compound is present in low levels in most cannabis strains and considered a minor cannabinoid.
THCV stands for tetrahydrocannabivarin. This compound offers unique effects and medical benefits that differ from what we used to see from THC and CBD. If you are interested in a particular type of relief or a specific effect, THCV is a right thing to choose. Science still to reveal its full potential but meanwhile here’s what we already know.
THCA stands for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid that is found in raw cannabis plants. Research on this compound may be in its initial stages, but its findings demonstrate the therapeutic potential of the acid.