1. WHAT IS CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is just one of many chemical compounds that can be found in the cannabis plant. This is not a psychoactive substance and, with the help of scientific studies, is said to alleviate those suffering from physical pain and mental disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Of late, CBD in various forms, has gained immense popularity. It can be ingested in different food items, used orally as a liquid, or inhaled. CBD is different to marijuana, as it does not have the component that creates a ‘high’ in the user. CBD has not been proven as an addictive or problematic substance, as stated by the World Health Organization:
“In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
2. WHAT IS CBG?
CBG (Cannabigerol), like CBD, is not a psychoactive substance, and is thought of as the chemical parent of THC and CBD. This is because the substance is broken down in the plant and branched off to add to either THC or CBD.
The substance alone is said to have a positive effect on those living with glaucoma, as it is a natural vasodilator, as well as helping those with colon cancer, as a study was shown to inhibit the growth of colorectal cancer cells in mice, slowing down colon growth.
3. WHAT IS CBDA?
CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid) is an acid that can be found in growing plants, and it is only when the plant is cut, dried, and heated (going through the process of decarboxylation) that the CBD compound is formed.
While little research has been conducted on the effects of CBDA, what has been found was that this acid could help those suffering with inflammation, nausea, breast cancer, and psychosis.
4. WHAT IS THC?
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive component in cannabis which is, of late, becoming more and more acceptable in assisting those with anxiety and stress. It has been legalized in several cities worldwide.
5. WHAT IS THCA?
THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid) is the non-psychoactive acid form of THC that is found in the raw cannabis plant. It is the most abundant cannabinoid and, when used in isolation, has been found to help with inflammation, Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, nausea, and loss of appetite. Additionally, a study revealed that if two milligrams of THCA is taken daily, those with epilepsy could benefit up to 90% less seizures.
6. WHAT IS CBGA?
CBGA (Cannabigerolic Acid) is a combination of olivetolic acid and geranyl pyrophosphate, and is essential for the formation of THCA, CBDA, CBCA, and CBG. For that reason, importance is placed on this cannabinoid as, without it, THC and CBD would not exist.
7. WHAT IS THCV?
THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) is similar to THC in structure but has an array of added properties that set it apart. Unlike THC, THCV is an appetite suppressant, with research showing that it may help with diabetes, panic attacks, PTSD, and Alzheimer’s.
8. WHAT IS CBC?
CBC (Cannabichromene) is yet another cannabinoid that stems from CBGA and is non-psychoactive. This is because it doesn’t bind well with the CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain. However, it has been said to bind effectively with other receptors in the body that are linked to pain perception.
9. WHAT IS CBCA?
CBCA (Cannabichromenic Acid) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has been said to help those experiencing inflammation by decreasing antimicrobial and analgesic activity.
9. WHAT IS CBN?
CBN (Cannabinol) is the non-psychoactive substance created when THC is heated or exposed to oxygen. This cannabinoid, when ingested, has shown signs similar to that of a sedative. It’s also been linked to helping those with psoriasis, as it slows down the process of skin cell production.
10. WHERE IS CANNABIS LEGAL?
Today, there are several countries that have legalized and or controlled the use of cannabis.
Canada, where recreational use is allowed in full.
Some states in the U.S.
Mexico, where personal use and possession of up to 5 grams or less is allowed.
Belize, where personal use and possession of up to 10 grams or less is allowed.
Costa Rica, where it is technically illegal but not punishable.
Jamaica, where it has been legal in unlimited quantities since 2015.
Argentina, where medical marijuana is provided for free and one cannot be punished for possession.
Colombia, where personal use and possession of up to 20 grams or less is allowed.
Ecuador, where personal use and possession of up to 10 grams or less is allowed.
Peru, where personal use is fine as long as there is no intent to grow or distribute it.
Uruguay, where it is legal from the age of 18 and one can register before buying, selling or growing.
Cambodia, where it is illegal but some food items may contain traces of it disguised by the word “happy”.
Belgium, where it is legal from the age of 18 as long as you have less than 3 grams on your person.
The Netherlands, where it is legal to smoke in coffee shops but illegal to grow.
Portugal, where personal use and possession of up to 25 grams or less is allowed.
Spain, where smoking clubs are rife and fully legal.
Switzerland, where you can have small amounts and you can grow up to four plants at home.
Croatia, where personal use is legal.
Czech Republic, where personal use and possession of up to 15 grams or less is allowed.
Estonia, where personal use and possession of up to 7.5 grams or less is allowed.
Russia, where personal use and possession of up to 6 grams or less is allowed.
Ukraine, where personal use and possession of up to 5 grams or less is allowed and one can grow up to 10 plants at home.
Australia, where medical marijuana is legal but recreational use is not.
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