November 19, 2021
Marijuana as Medicine: The Benefits of Low-THC Relief Treatment
When it comes to choosing the medical marijuana product that’s right for you, finding a balance can be the key to effective pharmaceutical use. Medical marijuana consists of hundreds of compounds that interact with our endocannabinoid system to produce therapeutic effects. Among these compounds is THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, a component best known for its psychotropic effects. While many medical marijuana patients look for high THC percentages when shopping, it’s important to note that low THC products can be just as, if not more powerful than others.
What Are The Benefits of Low-THC Medical Marijuana?
Products with low THC can have reduced psychotropic effects and therefore be less disruptive in patients’ daily activities. When dosed correctly and combined with an optimal ratio of other natural therapeutic compounds like CBD (cannabidiol) and terpenoids (or terpenes), its power can elevate to provide better relief for conditions like pain and anxiety.,, This is known as ‘The Entourage Effect’ or when medical marijuana compounds harmoniously engage to produce a more therapeutic effect. Consider a music ensemble; a melody is much more enjoyable when there is a balance of sounds. Too much THC can subdue the effects of other therapeutic compounds, while a lower percentage is much more likely to complement the overall composition.
Who Benefits Most From Low-THC Medical Marijuana?
The spectrum of compounds found in medical marijuana is precisely what makes it such a versatile therapeutic and why more than 1,000 registered physicians across Pennsylvania prescribe it for a growing list of qualifying medical conditions. Studies show several conditions are better relieved using low THC products,, and while many patients can benefit from low THC, these products are particularly helpful for patients more sensitive or new to medical marijuana. New users should consult with their physician, then test and document their relief treatment, noting the percentage of cannabinoids and terpenes in the products they find most beneficial for their condition.
At Calypso, we’re serious about the benefits of medical marijuana and we’re working to create the next generation of products for the best relief treatment. For example, our terpene syringe is a unique medical marijuana concentrate. It’s packed with the specific terpene profiles of our strains like—myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene in Donny Burger—for a more aromatic, flavorful experience. Our terpene syringes can be used on their own as a low-THC relief treatment option or added to your favorite flower and concentrates to help elevate the smell, taste, and effects of your medical marijuana.
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