Marijuana has many known health benefits, and current research on the topic is revealing more benefits all the time.
Marijuana strains naturally contain chemicals called cannabinoids. Indicas, sativas and hybrids vary in their composition of cannabinoids. The two primary cannabinoids in marijuana are delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
THC is the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that produces the euphoric effect known as a “high”. It also helps relieve pain, stimulate appetite and suppress muscle spasms.
CBD is known for its expansive list of health benefits. Scientific studies have found that CBD helps with reducing inflammation, nausea, pain, anxiety and seizures, has antibacterial properties, and inhibits cancer cell growth, among others.