MEDICAL MARIJUANA SEEDS
If you are looking to grow your own particularly potent marijuana for medical means, then it is only understandable that you want to find the correct medical cannabis seeds to do the job. This is where the following knowledge may help you out.
To start with, let us say that all marijuana seeds are technically strains of medical cannabis seeds. Every strain of marijuana has the exact same cannabinoids within them (the active ingredients that cause a high), they just have them in different proportions, causing different effects.
For a better understanding of each of the cannabinoids and their effects, see our article on medicinal compounds of medical marijuana.
Generally speaking, the cannabinoid most sought after by medical patients is CBD. This is the cannabinoid that is mostly associated with the sedative effect of marijuana. CBD stands for cannabidiol and it is apt at reducing the symptoms of pain, stress and anxiety. It also cancels out the effects of THC, meaning that a strain with high medicinal properties will usually have a very mild cerebral high. You will often find them in higher proportions in an indica strain, but it is not unheard of for a sativa to have a high CBD content as well.
Researching the market, you will find a lot of breeders place a big emphasis on THC and breeding strains with a high THC content. This is because THC is the cannabinoid associated with the psychoactive properties of smoking cannabis - and there is a huge market for these effects. Do not be put off my stains with a high THC content though. Many strains out there have such a high potency and good a mix of cannabinoids that they can induce both a strong mind and body effect. Strains with high THC can still be potentially good medical cannabis seeds as they can still have a high CBD content.
What this information means is, if you are looking for medical marijuana seeds then you want a strain that has been bred to increase and bring out its CBD content, instead of a high THC % most of the breeders are looking for.
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