APPROVED IN NJ FOR ANXIETY, PTSD, AND OPIATE USE DISORDER
Medical marijuana uses the marijuana plant or chemicals in it to treat diseases or conditions. It’s basically the same product as recreational marijuana, but it’s taken for medical purposes.
The marijuana plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine. THC also produces the “high” people feel when they smoke marijuana or eat foods containing it. Integrative Behavioral Care in Summit, NJ is approved to prescribe medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana is used to treat a number of different conditions, including:
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Appetite loss
• Crohn’s disease
• Eating disorders such as anorexia
• Mental health conditions like schizophrenia and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Multiple sclerosis
• Muscle spasms
• Chronic Pain
• Wasting syndrome (cachexia)
WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a critical phytocannabinoid found in hemp and known for supporting the body and mind in many ways.
Not to be confused with oil from hemp seeds (which doesn’t contain cannabinoids), CBD comes from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant.
Why does CBD work? The human body has a vast network of receptors, the endocannabinoid system, that helps us maintain overall wellness and helps support many of our body’s physical processes. CBD and cannabinoids fit into these receptors, helping the body in its efforts to help maintain good health. Integrative Behavioral Care in Summit, NJ prescribes CBD to treat various conditions.
WHAT CBD CAN DO FOR YOU
CBD and the other 80+ phytocannabinoids found in hemp support various processes in the human body. Among the many other benefits that our users experience, some of the key ones are:
• A sense of calm and focus
• Relief from everyday stresses
• Help in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation
CBD includes a broad range of phytocannabinoids and other beneficial plant compounds including terpenes and flavonoids. Instead of using only CBD, research shows that using the whole plant maximizes benefits delivered throughout the body and provides additional wellness components.