Medical Cannabis 101
What is CBG and how does it work?
CBG, or cannabigerol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is considered to be the "mother of all cannabinoids" because it is the precursor cannabinoid from which other cannabinoids (like THC) are derived. When taken with THC, CBG may be beneficial for symptoms such as inflammation, appetite, anxiety and pain. CBG may also produce a more energizing, focused, balanced and uplifting effect.
What is CBN and how does it work?
CBN, or cannabinol, is one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBN may produce a relaxing, sedative effect and is often used as a natural sleep aid. When taken with THC, CBN may enhance the sedative effects of medical cannabis and alleviate symptoms such as restlessness, insomnia and more. Our Sweet Dreams products contain CBN, THC and targeted rest terpenes to help relieve sleep-related issues associated with qualifying medical conditions.
How does medical cannabis work?
The cannabis plant produces over 100 phytocannabinoids similar to endocannabinoids found in the human body. When ingested, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) helps transport cannabinoids throughout the body. Phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, like CBD and THC, bind to cannabinoid receptors in our body and can enhance or influence the endocannabinoid system's function. Cannabinoids from the cannabis plant interact with receptors in the ECS to maintain homeostasis by regulating our mood, energy levels, immune function, blood pressure, how we experience pain, stress, hunger and more.
Does medical cannabis have potential side effects?
While patients have reported minimal side effects, we know everyone is different. Common, mild side effects include nausea, gastrointestinal issues and sleepiness. Side effects may be more likely to occur if the medicine is taken while dehydrated, on an empty stomach or in too high of a dose. Always start low and go slow to avoid potential side effects. Please speak with your doctor about any concerns or potential interactions with your current medications.
What is RSO?
RSO, or Rick Simpson Oil, is a full spectrum cannabis extract that includes all the cannabinoids of the plant, including THC, CBD, flavonoids, terpenes, proteins and other potentially beneficial compounds.