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Part two of two – A CBD User’s Manual

While this compendium of useful info would be more immediately useful if Utah already had a functional medicinal cannabis program, it answers many questions and clears up many misconceptions people have about CBD, and as you’ll note, while pointing out the great emerging value of CBD-containing medicines, it doesn’t posit these as being “preferable” to THC-containing preparations.

Rather, the guide again quotes research showing the synergy between the two, and in fact, how patients and caregivers may find the best schedule and individual balance between the two (along with other cannabinoids and terpenes), and notes the researched superiority of whole-plant derived medicines vs. “single molecule” (or “isolate”) preparations.

E.g., “Cannabidiol and THC are the power couple of cannabis therapeutics; they work best together. CBD and THC interact synergistically to potentiate each other’s curative qualities. CBD enhances THC’s painkilling and anticancer properties, while lessening THC’s psychoactivity.”

Among others, the topics of dosing and titration are also addressed… …and again, whole plant preparations turn out to have distinct advantages for both clinicians and patients…

“If CBD is so good, won’t pure CBD be even better?

Single-molecule CBD will inevitably become a federally approved Big Pharma medicine. Products infused with a crystalline CBD isolate, derived and extensively refined from industrial hemp, are already being marketed by unregulated internet [and actual] storefronts.

But single-molecule CBD is less effective therapeutically than whole plant CBD-rich oil extract. Scientific studies have established that synthetic, single-molecule CBD has a very narrow therapeutic window and requires precise, high doses for efficacy, whereas lower dose, whole-plant, CBD-rich treatment regimens are already showing efficacy for many conditions among patients in medical states.

Whether synthesized in a lab or derived from industrial hemp, single-molecule CBD lacks critical secondary cannabinoids and other medicinal compounds found in high-resin cannabis strains.”

The guide also has numerous links to further info about the topics covered. The more you know….

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