The characteristic red eyes of marijuana are caused by the cannabinoid THC. Using hemp that does not contain THC, as well as extracts containing only CBD, does not produce this effect.
Hemp cannabinoids may be an alternative to or complement other forms of neuropathic pain treatment and enable the reduction of doses of strong painkillers. According to data collected during a retrospective study, dried hemp containing CBD and THC relieved pain and improved sleep quality in patients with chronic neuropathic pain. The advantage of hemp, according to the study authors, is its quick action and the fact that it causes fewer side effects than conventional drugs.
A 2023 study conducted at the University of Colorado focused on cancer patients who use cannabis edibles as an adjunct to conventional cancer therapy or as part of palliative treatment. With long-term use, patients have been shown to achieve benefits such as pain relief, improved appetite, better sleep, and greater clarity of thinking. This last benefit is especially noteworthy - it is a new discovery that adds additional value to cannabis therapy for oncology patients.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays an important role in the pathophysiology of psychotic disorders. Hemp cannabinoids have the ability to regulate the functioning of this system, which is why the potential antipsychotic properties of CBD are the subject of scientific research in many research centers around the world. Scientists pay attention to various types and stages of psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia). They are checking the potential benefits of using CBD also in people who experience psychotic episodes in the course of other diseases, e.g. Parkinson's disease. Let's look at selected research results.
Recent research on mice by scientists from Northwestern University suggests that endocannabinoids, i.e. cannabinoids produced by the human body, relieve stress, anxiety and reduce anxiety levels in the same way as hemp phytocannabinoids CBD and THC. A better understanding of how cannabinoids produced by the human body act on the brain to relieve stress could, scientists say, lead to new avenues for treating stress-related mental disorders. The essence of this treatment would be the regulation of endocannabinoid levels.
Combining cannabis and tobacco is a bad idea - apart from having a negative impact on the lungs, it can increase anxiety levels and worsen symptoms of depression
Smoking dried hemp in combination with tobacco is common, not only among recreational cannabis users, but also among people who smoke CBD herb or medical hemp for therapeutic purposes. The harmful effects of tobacco on the respiratory system are obvious to everyone nowadays. New scientific research indicates the adverse effects of the combination of tobacco and dried hemp on mental health.