It is legal for a patient with a Rhode Island registry ID card to use marijuana for medical purposes. Patients may also grow marijuana and appoint 2 primary caregivers for assistance.
There are two main types of cannabis: sativa and indica. They have distinctive differences in their effects. Do you know about THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), and CBD (Cannabidiol)?
The cannabis plant originated in either central Asia, or in China. There is evidence of using cannabis as an industrial product in the form of hemp rope, as far back as 10,000 years ago in China.
Cannabis can be ingested in numerous ways, all of which have different medicinal benefits that aid various health conditions. Smoking, Vaporization, Edibles, Tinctures, Topical Application, etc.
SATIVA VS INDICA
There are two main types of cannabis: sativa and indica. They have distinctive differences in their effects.
Sativas generally produce more energetic, uplifting, and cerebral effects
Indicas generally produce more sedating, calming, and bodily relaxation effects.
Hybrids are cannabis plants that have been cross bred with various combinations of indica, sativa, or other types of cannabis.
MAIN CONSTITUENTS OF CANNABIS
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (Cannabidiol), and the Cannabinoid Family.
THC is the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis. Almost all cannabis is dominated by this compound. THC has mild to moderate analgesic effects. Other effects include relaxation, alteration of visual, auditory, and olfactory senses, fatigue, and appetite stimulation.
CBD is usually the second most common compound found in cannabis. This compound was discovered more recently than THC and shows great therapeutic promise. It has been shown to relieve convulsion, inflammation, anxiety, and nausea, as well as inhibit cancer cell growth.
There are at least 85 other types of cannabinoids. They each have a variety of effects that should be studied as they possibly offer different therapeutic effects. The illegality of the plant has made medical research very difficult for scientists and doctors, and the majority of studies that have been performed only test THC and CBD.