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What is THC and CBD?

THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol, an organic molecule & the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis.

THC molecules bind to receptors in the central nervous system & immune systems of animals, including humans, creating a pain relieving (analgesic) effect.

Other effects of THC include relaxation; euphoria; altered space-time perception; alteration of visual, auditory, and olfactory (smell) senses; disorientation & appetite stimulation.

There have been no recorded human fatalities attributed to an overdose of THC in humans in the thousands of years of cannabis use in cultures worldwide. THC is known to be of very low dependence in terms of the possibility of addiction, being less addictive than alcohol, tobacco or ecstasy (MDMA), both physically & psychologically.

THC is highly insoluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents, including vegetable & animal fats. This makes it ideal for oral use, in the form of foods such as cakes, biscuits & even savouries.

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, the second major constituent of cannabis.

CBD both slows the breakdown of THC in the body & decreases any feelings of social isolation or paranoia that may be caused by THC. It also counteracts the short-term memory loss often associated with THC.

CBD has sedative effects as well as relieving convulsion, inflammation, anxiety, and nausea.

CBD has been proven in scientific studies to inhibit cancer cell growth, particularly aggressive breast cancer & is also effective as an antipsychotic in treating schizophrenia.

Sativex is a cannabinoid mouth spray used to alleviate neuropathic pain, spasticity, overactive bladder, and other symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis (MS).

Savitex has proven to be effective in clinical trials & was licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for prescription-only use in the UK in 2010. It has also been approved for medical use in Spain, Canada & Japan.

Tetrahydrocannabinol & Cannabidiol are the molecules that produce the positive effects from smoking, eating or vaporising marijuana. Both molecules degrade rapidly in the presence of visual light & UV-B, which are both blocked by UV glass.

UV stash jars are the ultimate storage solution for all herbs and are sure to preserve the potency of anything you choose to store within them.


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