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7 Things to Know About Cannabis and Your Health

The mainly known cannabis compounds today are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).

THC is mostly used for recreational cannabis because it’s what causes the “high effect” in users.

CBD is mostly used for medical purposes due to its positive effects on the brain.

It comes in various forms, such as drinks, oils, and gummies. Here are things you should know about cannabis and your health.

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It is safer to use cannabis products than tobacco products

In whatever form you use cannabis, it does not give you an addictive effect like tobacco products.

No matter how long you use a product such as cannibis shake, you will not be introducing nicotine into your body.

It is a highly harmful chemical to the body. Cannabis is the best alternative if you desire to quit using tobacco products.

It helps you manage the moody symptoms that come due to withdrawal from tobacco use. Cannabis doesn’t contain tar which is found in tobacco. Many tobacco smokers suffer from lung cancer due to the tar contained in cigarettes.

It is useful in lowering your blood pressure

Blood pressure has negative effects on the body, especially the heart. An NCBI study shows the use of cannabis helps reduce blood pressure in different ways.

The study involved people of age 70 years and above. The researchers found that cannabis helped reduce their blood pressure by 5.0 mmHg and 4.5 mmHg. The effect lasted for 3 hours or more after administration.

Pain management

Diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis causes deep pain and inflammation. Medical specialists have discovered cannabis can be used to relieve pain and inflammation.

A product such as the chocolate mint OG strain contains about 22-26% of THC. When consumed, it stimulates the brain by impacting the body’s cannabinoid receptors.

Cannabinoid in cannabis helps the brain to send impulses that help control and reduce pain. The patient’s cognitive ability improves too.

Treatment of diabetes

People who accumulate more sugar in the blood are at a higher risk of developing diabetes. The disease inhibits the production of insulin in the body, which is important in burning glucose for energy.

If not treated in time, it can lead to damage to vital internal body organs. Organs such as kidneys, liver, heart, and lungs can be damaged.

Researchers have discovered cannabis can be used to help the body control blood sugar. It improves the metabolism rate meaning more sugar is burned and turned into energy.

Stress management

Stress develops when the body is under pressure or when an individual feels threatened. When the body accumulates more stress, it becomes a health problem.

The person can develop cardiovascular diseases, blood pressure, and diabetes. THC in cannabis causes a high-feeling effect in the body.

The user feels relaxed, and the body alleviates stress. The good effect can last up to four hours, and the user is left stress free.

Useful during chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is useful during cancer treatment. Strong chemicals are introduced into the body to kill fast-growing cells.

Its side effects are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, and many other negative feelings.

Before chemotherapy sessions, patients are given a THC dose containing dronabinol and nabilone.

They help the patient build a strong resistance to nausea, pain, and vomiting. Patients who take medical cannabis with higher THC concentrations rarely experience nausea.

Better sleep

Studies have shown lack of sleep can lead to a host of many other secondary illnesses. An individual feels fatigued and depressed and could develop other complications such as diabetes and obesity.

A recent study shows cannabis helps shorten the time a person takes to fall asleep.

It helps the individual sleep longer and restores a normal sleep cycle which should be between six to eight hours.

The key cannabis compounds that support better sleep patterns are CBN, CBD, and terpenes.


Cannabis contains many health benefits which users need to know. The main compounds in cannabis are THC which contains the chemicals that cause users to feel high.

CBD contains chemicals that cause the brain to resist pain and many other ailments. When the two compounds are combined, users enjoy the health benefits that are hidden in the products.

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Salman Ahmad is a seasoned writer for CTN News, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the platform. With a knack for concise yet impactful storytelling, he crafts articles that captivate readers and provide valuable insights. Ahmad's writing style strikes a balance between casual and professional, making complex topics accessible without compromising depth.

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