Cannabis plants used for medical purposes contain the same components as cannabis plants used for recreational purposes, except the amounts of the various components are typically different. Recreational cannabis strains are typically bred to contain higher concentrations of THC to provide the feeling of ‘being high’, whereas medical cannabis strains have a range of cannabinoid/terpene profiles for a variety of therapeutic benefits. Medical cannabis must be tested for quality and may only be accessed by patients who have received authorization from a health care professional.
Therapeutic Potential of Medical Cannabis
Medical Cannabis refers to products or extracts from the cannabis plant which patients take for the treatment of medical conditions or symptoms. Cannabis compounds may help to alleviate pain, kill cancer cells, improve or stimulate appetite, improve digestion, increase energy levels, modulate mood and anxiety and counteract nausea and vomiting. In particular, CBD has garnered interest within the medical, scientific and natural health communities for its proposed anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
One key feature of medical cannabis that also differentiates it from recreational cannabis is the rapid development of new formulations and administration methods. Whereas recreational cannabis is consumed in a few traditional ways such as inhalation and oral ingestion, medical cannabis research is uncovering new formulations and ingestion methods using cutting-edge technologies available in the pharmaceutical industry.
Achieving consistent cannabinoid/terpene profiles is a major key to achieving the full therapeutic potential of medical cannabis. Using the most modern techniques and highly controlled environmental conditions, NorthCann Medz will exclusively produce evidence-based strains that have been used for decades by thousands of patients with specific conditions and symptoms.