Researchers in Israel have claimed they can grow marijuana that are capable of easing the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high.
Cannabis has more than 60 constituents called cannabinoids, with the most known being THC for its psychoactive properties that give users a “high” feeling.
However, cannabis also contains cannabidiol, or CBD, which according to researchers has anti-inflammatory benefits and unlike THC it hardly binds to the brain’s receptors and can therefore working without making the patients feel stoned.
Tikun Olam began researching CBD-enhanced cannabis in 2009 and about six months ago came up with a strain called Avidekel, which contains 15.8 percent CBD but only traces – less than 1 percent – of THC.
Although recereational marijuana is illegal in Israel, medicinal use has been permitted since 1993 and is now used to treat 9,000 people there suffering from illnesses such as cancer, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, and post-traumatic disorder.
According to several patients, the strain Avidekel is a huge advantage because users can smoke during the day and function with a lot less pain without losing the ability to focus, work, or drive. Before patients would only smoke at the end of the day and have to stay in pain all day, but now with these newly developed strains many peoples lives are much better.
Many strains high in CBD content are available to patients at San Diego Clones.