Depending on the strains, cannabis may have varying levels of CBD and THC. Thus, the combination of the two molecules with different doses can have different effects.
More and more people are using cannabis to treat certain ailments. Most people are familiar with the use of CBD. There is an increasing number of examples of people using it to treat seizures.
However, it is important not to ignore the medical benefits of THC. Studies have shown that a combination of THC, from CBD and various terpenes may be the most beneficial way to relieve the symptoms of many ailments.
The properties of THC and CBD
THC has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea properties, whereas CBD has anti-psychotic, anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety. Finding the most effective ratio of CBD to THC can take some trial and error. It can be a long road to finding that perfect relationship and getting the best treatment. As always, be sure to consult your doctor if you are using cannabis as part of a medical prescription.
Effects according to CBD THC ratios
To fully understand this notion of ratio, let's take a concrete example of what this means. In an 10 product: 1, the first digit indicates the CBD dosage, and the second digit indicates the THC dosage. The report indicates how much more CBD there is compared to THC. For example, in an 20: 1, there is 20 times more CBD than THC, and conversely for an 1: 4, there is 4 times more THC.
Thus, a product containing 2% cannabidiol and 20% tetrahydrocannabinol has a ratio of 1:10.
For purely medicinal effects without psychoactive effect, a product with a very high CBD level is recommended. Often used for neurological disorders, pure CBD products are also very effective in treating anxiety, including paranoia caused by excessive THC consumption.
With this report, you may experience some effects of THC if you consume a high dose of it and have a low tolerance to this molecule. Introducing certain THCs can enhance the therapeutic effects of CBD without causing anxiety.
Patients accustomed to THC may use products with this 2: 1 ratio to relieve chronic pain or inflammation.
A balanced ratio is recommended for those who are comfortable with THC and want to experience the therapeutic effects of CBD. This equal ratio of the two substances is most effective for many medical conditions related to pain, insomnia, inflammation, gastrointestinal issues, and stress. This is the recommended starting dose when looking for a product that contains both THC and CBD.
1: 2 or 1: 4
Psychoactive at higher doses.
A ratio of 1: 2 or 1: 4 may be useful during treatment requiring rest. It is therefore recommended not to use it if you have to work, drive, etc. The psychoactive effects of THC are heightened, but this can induce more effective pain relief.
Most often, THC is psychoactive in small doses. This dosage is not recommended for treating anxiety, but can be very effective in treating fatigue and loss of appetite following cancer or other serious illnesses.
Thus, we understand that depending on his physical and psychological state, the type of cannabis and the dosage are fundamental elements to take into account. It is therefore impossible to say “cannabis is not for me” until you know which strain and which THC / CBD ratio is recommended for each one.