Normally, a prescription is required for the use of medical marijuana, and sales methods vary according to local laws. Please be aware that it needs to be used correctly under the guidance of a doctor.
There are two main types of “active ingredients” that can be extracted from cannabis plants: one is cannabidiol (CBD), found in the stems and seeds, and the other is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), extracted from the leaves and ears. Cannabidiol (CBD) extracted from the stems and resin is distributed as a health food in Japan since it is not regulated. Cannabidiol (CBD), which is extracted from the stems and resin, is not regulated in Japan and is distributed as a health food. Cannabis (marijuana), which is what we think of as marijuana, is the latter, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which has hallucinogenic and euphoric effects.
★ ［Cannabidiol (CBD)］
Cannabidiol (CBD) is said to have a variety of health benefits. It is said to be effective in the treatment of childhood epilepsy (a disease that causes repeated convulsions), which is considered an intractable disease, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). Cannabidiol (CBD) is also said to have a calming effect on anxiety, and may provide insomnia sufferers with a better night's sleep, and more and more people are drinking tea containing cannabidiol (CBD) oil before bedtime.
★ ［Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)］
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has a euphoric effect. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has euphoric effects. The human body has two types of receptors (CB1 and CB2) at which cannabinoids act, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has a high affinity for CB1, which is one of these two types of receptors and is widely distributed in the brain.
In Japan, the Cannabis Control Law regulates the use of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) due to its high psychoactive properties, and the Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law prohibits the use of THC even for medical purposes. However, in the U.S., it has been legal by states since 2012, and in Canada, as a result of the legalization of possession and use of cannabis as a luxury item in October 2018. In clinical tests, it has been shown to relieve pain, reduce nausea, suppress cramps, and increase appetite, as well as improve memory formation and information processing. Among other things, it is said to be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
However, at the forefront of medical marijuana, there have been no reports of deaths due to overdose when used correctly under the guidance of a physician. It is said to be safer than alcohol or nicotine.