CBD, TERPENES, THC, What’s With delta9THC?
What does it all mean, isn’t cannabis… cannabis? You see the label with the testing results and your name but, have you actually read it?
When the Nevada wrote the laws regarding medicinal marijuana their focus was on ensuring patient safety. Their solution was to mandate lab testing for all medicinal cannabis products. This restricted sales of cannabis products to only cultivation centers within the state – local farmers, manufactures and dispensaries. It makes it easy for the patient to find strains, tinctures, and concentrates by a specific brand/cultivator.
Now why is that relevant and what does it have to do with the label?
There is a great deal of information in the testing results of your cannabis products. You will see many numbers, percentages, acronyms, and unusual symbols. These relate to the various compounds found in cannabis. Each compound is beneficial for certain conditions. With a little research you can find strains with specific traits to treat your various ailments. You will start to see a pattern of what components of the cannabis plant work best for you. We want to share a few articles, resources, and organizations that specialize in the research of cannabis.
“CBD TO THC” NOT “CBD VS THC”
When treating a medical condition with cannabis, it is important to ensure you are taking the correct ratio of CBD (cannabidiol) to THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). If you are trying to beat insomnia, a high dose THC strain would be most effective, if you are looking to manage anxiety, low dose THC and high dose CBD would be best.
Here is a great read about the benefits of both THC and CBD. To download the PDF from mychronicrelief.com click here. Chronic Relief is an encyclopedia of cannabis knowledge, medicate with a little sativa and give it a read! You could get trapped here for hours.
WEEDMAPS Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31SrjjgPbhU
Project CBD: https://www.projectcbd.org/
What is the difference between delta9THC & THCA? WHY SO MUCH INFORMATION?
THCA is the acidic version of THC, this is the non-psychoactive form. Heat is required to convert THCA to delta9THC which is known to have the most medicinal benefits. Use the following conversion formula to get the actual potential THC value for the product.
Total THC Value = delta9THC + (THCA x 0.87)
The state requires clear content details of THCA and delta9THC due to the difference in products. Below are a few links on THC and its medicinal benefits.
Leaf Science: http://www.leafscience.com/2014/07/22/7-proven-medical-benefits-thc/
High Times: http://www.hightimes.com/read/thca-vs-thc-how-read-lab-result
WEEDMAPS Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk-YgQu0lF8
TERPENES – Not Turpentine
Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis. They are responsible for the aroma and taste of the flower. Researchers are finding terpenes work synergistically with THC & and CBD to provide medicinal benefits. Here are a few resources on terpenes.
Medical Jane: https://www.medicaljane.com/category/cannabis-classroom/terpenes/#terpenes-in-cannabis
International Business Times: http://www.ibtimes.com/cannabis-20-are-terpenes-secret-customizable-highs-2322193
There is an abundance of information available on cannabis. It is important to do your research, test strains, document the effects, and adjust as needed. Euphoria Wellness has trained staff at the ready to answer your specific questions and assist in finding the right treatment for you. We would love to hear your testimonials and overall health after using medicinal cannabis. Add a comment below!