Cannabis 101 From Northern Grown Your Fairfield Maine Medical Cannabis Caregivers

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Understanding Marijuana

Cannabis is a plant that has been utilized for centuries with known medicinal benefits for a variety of conditions and ailments. The two most commonly used plant varieties are Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa, both with their own properties and benefits. Typically the leaves and flowers are dried and then further processed in a variety of ways to create many cannabis products, including medical marijuana, concentrates, vapes, cannabis extracts, CBD, edibles, and more.

The Types Of Cannabis


If you find yourself struggling with feeling physically and mentally overworked and drained at the end of the day, an Indica strain could be the answer. Indica strains can assist in relaxation and encourage a restful nights sleep. Indica strains can assist in relieving body tension and pain, allowing your body and mind to be calm. They help with overactive, overly stressed brain and to support anxiety.


If you find that you cannot get yourself awake and moving in the morning, or need more focus and energy during your day, a Sativa strain could be the answer. Sativa strains can lessen your chronic pain and keep your mind going strong. Sativa strains encourage energy and focus, allowing you to give your all to the day. They can assist in reducing pain, fatigue and are known to support depression.

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Understanding The Compounds

Cannabis has hundreds of both psychoactive and non-psychoactive cannabinoid compounds that have different effects. The two main compounds and most utilized cannabinoids of marijuana are THC and CBD. Other well-known cannabinoids are CBN and CBC.

  • CBD- Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis responsible for a variety of benefits of medical marijuana-including relief of anxiety, pain, inflammation. CBD has also been shown to support chronic pain, headaches, MS, PTSD, seizures and more.
  • THC- Tetrahydrocannabinol is the compound in cannabis that has the highest level of psychoactive molecules. The THC compound is responsible for the mind and body โ€œhighโ€ many associate with marijuana. THC can lower aggression, assist in appetite, enhance feelings of happiness and contentment, and eliminate fatigue and nausea.
  • CBN- Cannabinol is a highly sedative compound with low psychoactive effects. CBN is helpful for insomnia and pain relief.
  • CBC- Cannabichromene is a non-psychoactive compound that has emerging antibiotic properties. CBC is helpful with pain relief-due to analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Terpenes- There are over one hundred identified terpenes in marijuana. Terpenes are natural compounds responsible for the aromatic and flavorful properties of cannabis. Terpenes enhance THC effects, while carrying many medicinal benefits themselves. Terpenes interact with THC to modify how it passes through the blood-brain barrier.

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