What are CBD and THC? – Benefits and risks

Cannabis contains around 120 active ingredients, or cannabinoids. The most popular ones are cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD is available in various forms, including: Oils – That could be applied to the skin Capsules – that can be taking as health supplements Edibles – Gummies candies Flower – available in different weed strains Some of you ask if it is Legal in Canada. YES it is, CBD and other phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids derived from cannabis plants) are regulated under the Cannabis Act (C-45), which came into effect on October 17, 2018. Canadian cannabis laws follow the conventions set forth by the United Nations. Since the U.N. places CBD in the controlled substance category, Canada classifies the cannabinoid in the same manner (https://cbd-oil-canada.ca/cbd-laws-is-cbd-legal-in-canada/). You can find more information about CBD regulations under the Cannabis act (https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/laws-regulations/regulations-support-cannabis-act.html). Medical Uses: According to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, there is conclusive evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids can help with: Chronic pain in adults Nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy treatment Some symptoms of multiple Sclerosis (MS) Anxiety There is also some evidence that it can help with sleep problems relating to sleep apnea, muscle pain, chronic pain and MS. Other conditions that it may be beneficial are: Low appetite Tourette’s Syndrome Mental focus How do cannabinoids work? The human body naturally produces cannabinoids through the endocannabinoid system. The act in a similar way to neurotransmitters, sending messages throughout the nervous system. These neurotransmitters affect brain areas that play a role in memory, thinking, movement, concentration, coordination, sensory and pleasure just to mention a few. THC appears to affect areas of the brain that control: Memory and Attention Balance, posture, and coordination Reaction time Hallucination Due to these effects, a person should not drive, or engage in any risky physical activities after using cannabis (weed). THC also stimulates specific cannabinoid receptors that increase the release of dopamine. Dopamine is known as a neurotransmitter that relates to feelings of pleasure. It can also affect sensory perceptions. Colors may seem brighter, music more vivid, and emotions more profound. Cannabis (weed) contains chemicals that can have various effects on the human body. It is a popular recreational drug with some medical uses and benefits. You now can buy weed online and deliver right to your door the same day within 2 hours or less. If you live in the area of Langley, Surrey, South Surrey, Whiterock, Aldergrove, Cloverdale, Fort Langley, and Abbotsford you can order directly with us fvbuds.com or you can also call us at 604 835 8650 and we can assist you with your purchase.

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