Image courtesy of herb.com With all the buzz surrounding medicinal cannabis lately, you’ve probably heard some talk of a substance called cannabidiol. Cannabidiol, commonly shortened to CBD, has been all over the news the past few years, regarding its myriad of health benefits, and potential use in future medicine. Many medical cannabis patients are having great success with cannabidiol, using it to help control arthritis and other chronic pain, as well as to ease the symptoms of anxiety, lessen seizures and a host of other conditions. With the seemingly countless positive effects, you’ve got to wonder, what is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid, one of 113 compounds found in cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike the more well known compound, THC, cannabidiol is non-psychoactive, which means that it does not get you “high”. This non-psychoactive property makes CBD a great alternative treatment for people who do not want the psychoactive effect of THC. We are just scratching the surface as far as research into the medical capabilities of cannabidiol. What exciting times we live in! But with all this excitement, that isn’t to say that there isn’t some controversy in the world of CBD these days. There is some debate as to whether cannabidiol derived from hemp is as medically potent as cannabidiol derived from whole-plant cannabis. At THCSD, we strive to provide our patients with the utmost quality and potency of treatment. In our experience, we’ve found that cannabidiol made from cannabis matches the level of quality our patients deserve. We have vendors approaching us with new products containing CBD nearly every day. This means that every product we carry in our store, has been tried and tested by members of our caregiver team. We stand behind what we sell, and provide one-on-one consultation, to ensure any questions you have are answered, and you get the medicine that best serves your needs. We conduct rigid interviews, to learn about where these products come from, and the level of safety in their creation. We also speak with our patients every day and get to know their success stories from using CBD. If there is ever an issue, or a product doesn’t seem right for you, we welcome you to take advantage of our excellent return policy. We carry hemp-based, and cannabis-based medicines for you to choose from, however, for the most potent and effective medicine, we recommend CBD made from cannabis to alleviate your symptoms. When in the market for cannabidiol, always ask the salesperson if it’s extracted from hemp or cannabis. As hemp based cannabidiol is notably less potent, you run the risk of being dissatisfied with your purchase. You always want to make sure it is cannabis based medicine and wherever possible, whole-plant cannabis. Studies show that whole plant CBD-rich cannabis oil has a broader range of therapeutic attributes and greater therapeutic efficacy than single-molecule CBD or hemp CBD. At THCSD we carry a wide variety of CBD products. For arthritis, we recommend topical application, such as our Cannariginals Emu Oil. For oral medication, we also have easy-to-swallow cannabidiol capsules and tinctures from Procana and Wonder. Visit our store in Mission Valley today, and one of our knowledgeable cannabis care consultants can help you start your journey to pain-free daily living, with non-addictive, non-psychoactive, plant-based medicine. For more information, or to read more about specific products you’re interested in trying, check out our menu at www.thcsd.com. We’re looking forward to serving you.
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