It is also important to remember that CBD and THC work in a number of different areas of the brain and researchers do not yet fully understand the effects that these cannabinoids have, either alone or in conjunction with one another.
It can also be added to lotions and salves to apply to skin. It is important to note that the effects of these topical products will be localized since they are not being ingested.
Steven Gans, MD is board-certified in psychiatry and is an active supervisor, teacher, and mentor at Massachusetts General Hospital.
THC use may also result in unpleasant side effects such as increased heart rate, dry mouth, and memory loss.
Which One Should You Take?
CBD can also be taken orally as a tincture, oil, capsule, or spray. Edible CBD products are also popular and include gummies, candies, and beverages.
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that relay signals between nerve cells in the body. They play an important role in a wide range of functions including sleep, pain, appetite, mood, and the immune system.
THC, on the other hand, does have psychoactive effects. It is the compound that produces the high that people associate with marijuana.
While THC and CBD share similarities, there are some key differences between the two compounds.
Like THC, CBD can also be consumed in a number of different forms. CBD oils can be formulated for vaping, although there have been recent concerns about the health dangers posed by vaping.
1 Department of Medicine at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Jessica N. Beliveau
Enthusiasm for medical cannabis is rapidly outstripping the evidence to support its use. Randomized controlled trials are needed to provide guidance to patients, clinicians, and policy makers. However, in the meantime, these results offer useful preliminary guidance for the use for medical cannabis, and can suggest directions for future research. There are four results in particular that may be clinically useful and which should prompt future research.
In contrast, response to PTSD-related flashbacks was not associated with increasing THC:CBD ratio (OR: 1.43; 95% CI: 0.60–3.41; p = 0.415). Similarly, there was no association between ratio and response for anorexia (OR: 1.61; 95% CI: 0.70–3.73; p = 0.265) or for anxiety symptoms (OR: 1.13; 95% CI: 0.77–1.64; p = 0.53).