Cannabinoid Benefits

Cannabinoids are some of the primary components of medical cannabis. Visit Midtown Roots cannabis dispensary in midtown Phoenix and have our friendly budtenders tell you about the cannabinoid content of our medical cannabis products.

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Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD has been shown to provide the greatest number of medical benefits of the components found in medical cannabis. CBD can also reduce the social isolation effects caused by THC. CBD has low psychoactive characteristics, ranging from 0.1 – 12 percent.

Studies have shown that CBD’s medicinal benefits include:

  • Helps control certain cancers
  • Helps with controlling pain
  • Stimulates bone growth
  • Stops growth of bacteria
  • Suppresses muscle spasms and convulsions
  • Slows Inflammation
  • Helps with nausea
  • Reduces the risk of artery obstructions
  • Decreases pressure in the blood vessel walls
  • Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Assists in controlling epileptic seizures
  • Helps reduce risk of nerve damage
  • Decreases the social isolation caused by THC
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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

THC has been shown to have a wide range of medical benefits. THC is most associated with the high and euphoric feeling when using cannabis. THC has very high psychoactive characteristics associated to it, typically ranging from 5 – 25 percent. Overmedicating with THC can cause adverse side effects. Side effects including disorientation and even hallucinations. Additional but uncommon side effects studied include depression, anger, anxiety, and short-term memory loss.
Studies have shown that THC’s medicinal benefits include:

  • Helps with controlling pain
  • Helps with relaxation
  • Suppresses pain from nerve damage
  • Helps reduce risk of nerve damage
  • Helps control anxiety
  • Suppresses muscle spasms and convulsions
  • Helps control certain cancers
  • Helps with nausea
  • Slows inflammation
  • Helps fight free radicals in the blood stream
  • Encourages eating and appetite stimulation
  • Stimulates new growth in nerve tissue
  • Relieves chronic eye pressure and pain caused by glaucoma and other eye disorders
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Cannabinol (CBN)

There is very little CBN present in fresh marijuana plants; the more CBN, the less THC. Medical cannabis containing high levels of CBN can also indicate its age and improper handling of medicine. High CBN levels can also cause undesirable symptoms like confusion and lightheadedness, and CBN acts as a weak agonist of the cannabinoid receptors. CBN has mildly psychoactive characteristics associated with it.
Studies have shown that CBN’s medicinal benefits include:

  • Acts as a sleep aid
  • Slows inflammation
  • Helps with controlling pain
  • Suppresses muscle spasms and convulsions
  • Helps fight free radicals in the blood stream
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Cannabichromene (CBC)

Very little is known about CBC. However, research has shown it to have valuable medicinal properties. CBC has no psychoactive characteristics associated to it.
Studies have shown that CBC’s medicinal benefits include:

  • Helps with controlling pain
  • Stops growth of fungi
  • Slows inflammation
  • Stimulates bone growth
  • Encourages cell growth
  • Stops growth of bacteria
  • Assists in contraction of blood cells
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Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)

THCV is an analogue to THC and shares characteristics that help to increase additional benefits of THC in smaller doses. Recent studies have shown THCV in larger doses reduces the medicinal effects of THC. THCV has medium psychoactive characteristics associated with it.
Studies have shown that THCV’s medicinal benefits include:

  • Effective in appetite suppression
  • Helps control obesity
  • Type II diabetes human testing currently underway
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Cannabigerol (CBG)

CBG is not found in high concentrations in medicinal cannabis but is more commonly found in higher concentrations in hemp. CBG has no psychoactive characteristics associated with it.
Studies have shown that CBG’s medicinal benefits include:

  • Stops growth of bacteria
  • Stimulates bone growth
  • Encourages cell growth
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Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA)

THCA is a precursor of THC. THCA is typically the main constituent found in fresh cannabis and will decarboxylate to its active form while drying or when heated. THCA does not have psychoactive effects but can be used as an anti-inflammatory or neuroprotective medication.
Studies have shown that THCA’s medicinal benefits include:

  • Slows inflammation
  • Helps control cancer cell growth
  • Suppresses muscle spasms and convulsions

Also see our guide to the numerous medicinal benefits of the other primary components of medical cannabis: terpenoids.