Regulatory Bodies Reinforce Credibility of Cannabis’ Medical Applications

NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ — Hemp, a derivative of the cannabis plant, has been used for centuries due to its multi-faceted nature. Hemp, for instance, is used to manufacture textiles, paper, construction materials, and fuel. Most commonly, hemp is known for being derived from the cannabis plant, which has caused it to be classified as a drug under international regulations. However, while unlike marijuana, hemp does not cause psychoactive effects, marijuana and hemp actually offer similar therapeutic benefits. The two differ heavily in the biological makeup of their THC and CBD compounds however; Marijuana contains significantly more THC, which causes the psychoactive effects. On the other hand, hemp contains minimal traces of THC, but contains more CBD. Medical institutions are now reevaluating hemp and its derivatives in order to leverage it for medical uses as CBD can be used to treat medical conditions such as chronic

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