How Cannabis Works as Medicine

Cannabis has been utilized for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years, not only as a dried and smoked herb, but as oral tincture, tea and topical ointment. The cannabis plant naturally produces over 400 chemical compounds which work in synergy to present a wide range of therapeutic benefits. This synergistic relationship, in which the proportion of specific cannabinoids and terpenes affect one another, is known as the Entourage Effect. Cannabinoids and terpenes have positive effects on all systems in the human body, including the immune system, nervous system and organs. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) accounts for the distribution of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body and plays a vital role in regulating many health processes. Scientific study is proving that a host of cannabinoids, such as THC, CBD, CBN, CBC and CBG, possess their own unique medicinal qualities. Likewise, terpenes such as Myrcene, Limonene, Nerolidol, Linalool, Terpinolene and Ceneol demonstrate their own therapeutic benefits, and are known to enhance the effects of corresponding cannabinoids. Here at Mindful, our budtenders understand the unique medicinal properties of various cannabis strains and are able to make the best recommendations for your medical condition.