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Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol
The resin with cannabinoids helps the plant in absorbing pollen for fertilization; it protects the buds of the flowering plant from heat, dehydration and harmful insects. After fertilization, the plant stops the production of resin.
In recent years, a lot of scientific research has been conducted on the functioning of THC and CBD in medical weed and medicinal Cannabis. Also from a political point of view, there was a need to map the health risks of THC and CBD at the turn of the century, as every time stronger marihuana species were created.
THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol molecule
Especially THC is known for its psychoactive properties
CBD in itself has hardly any influence on normal physiological processes. Only when the endogenous cannabinoid system is disturbed by a pain stimulus, a startle response or THC the CBD comes into effect.
CBD - Cannabidiol molecule
Research has shown that the dosage, the CBD/THC ratio and the timing of administration is important for the final effects of CBD.
Dutch marihuana contains hardly any CBD, which causes that any combined effect with THC also hardly occurs. In 2010 Dutch marihuana contained on average 0.2% CBD, while imported hashish contained on average 7.5% CBD.
Recently, there are special medicinal marihuana species on the market with a high CBD value. The average THC value of medicinal weed species is lower than traditional species: the THC/CBD ratio is at least 1 : 1.