What’s the importance of CBD & THC ratios in your medical marijuana products?
When you first start considering the use of medical marijuana, some of the terms such as CBD, THC, cannabinoids, and their ratios in medical marijuana products can be quite daunting to wrap your mind around. It’s a lot of new information that you need to take in a short amount of time.
In the following guide, we’ll take a closer look at CBD and THC, what they are, and why their ratios in medical marijuana products are so important. So the next time that you choose a medical marijuana product, you’ll be much more informed about which products are best suited to you.
Understanding the Difference Between CBD & THC
Both tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are cannabinoids found in marijuana or hemp plants. However, the ratios of both dominant cannabinoids vary greatly depending on the strain of the plant. While both cannabinoids interact with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), they both do it in different ways.
THC will bind with the CB1 receptors in the brain, which is responsible for that ‘euphoric high’ that you experience. CBD only binds to the CB1 receptor when THC is present and doesn’t produce any sort of psychotropic high.
When you combine THC and CBD together in different ratios, the effects of the medical marijuana product will vary and produce different therapeutic effects. While we know a lot about medical marijuana and have come a long way over the last decade, we’re still discovering which ratios work best for what conditions.
What Is The CBD:THC Ratio?
The ratio of CBD:THC determines how much of each cannabinoid is in the medical marijuana compound when compared to each other. For example, a 1:1 ratio of CBD/THC would mean that there are equal amounts of CBD and THC.
Unfortunately, over the last few years, we have seen many cannabis growers move away from balanced CBD:THC ratios and instead focus on increasing the amount of THC for the recreational cannabis market. While this may result in the user experiencing a more ‘euphoric high,’ it could mean that they’re missing out on some therapeutic benefits from CBD.
Luckily, some growers are still focusing on the medical marijuana market. As a result, we see marijuana strains developed that offer specific CBD:THC ratios that are cultivated to provide maximum therapeutic benefits.
Below are some of the common ratios used in medical marijuana products for a variety of different conditions, including:
CBD/THC Ratio for Pain
- Mild Pain – Consider a CBD:THC ratio of 20:1 or 10:1.
- Neuropathic Pain – A balanced ratio of CBD:THC 1:1.
- Severe or Chronic Pain – A more potent ratio of CBD:THC 1:10 or 1:20.
CBD/THC Ratio for Anxiety
- Anxiety – Some people experience heightened anxiety or paranoia when using medical marijuana products high in THC. So, a balanced or CBD dominant product is recommended for anyone that suffers from anxiety.
CBD/THC Ratio for Insomnia
- Insomnia – Because of the way that THC can produce stress and anxiety in some people, a higher ratio of CBD:THC is recommended.
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Hopefully, now you have a much clearer idea about medical marijuana and the role that CBD and THC ratios play in cannabis products. The medical marijuana industry has come a long way in a short amount of time, and we’re still discovering exciting new information every day.
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