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The Entourage Effect and Whole Plant Medicine

We all know that Cannabis contains THC and/or CBD; however, there are hundreds of other cannabinoids which have been identified.

Combining cannabis compounds creates a different physical or psychological impact than a single compound on its own. This is called the, “entourage effect.”

Using “whole plant medicine” benefits the user by the synergy of cannabinoids and terpenes (compounds which give the fragrance and flavor) working together to get the most out of the therapeutic compounds in the cannabis plant.

The correct balance between THC, CBD, and terpenes can make a difference – and can vary for what you are trying to achieve.

For instance, introducing the following terpenes can have these effects:

“The terpene myrcene, for example, can reduce resistance in the blood-brain barrier, enabling easier passage of other beneficial chemicals. Pinene helps counteract compromised cognition and memory caused by THC. A combination of terpenes pinene, myrcene, and caryophyllene help unravel anxiety. Mixing terpenes linalool and limonene with the cannabinoid CBG shows promise in the treatment of MRSA. THC plus CBN yields enhanced sedating effects. Linalool and limonene combined with CBD is being examined as an anti-acne treatment.” Leafly

The possibilities seem endless and as legalization continues to spread, we hope to see more research leading to progress and cures.

For more information, check out this article from Leafly

 


On another less scientific note, Happy World Goth Day. Though we enjoy all music… the Cure, Depeche Mode and other “darker” bands are always in our playlist. Our ugly Christmas sweaters were inspired by the Cure’s “Love Cats” and we couldn’t let this day go by without being mentioned 🙂

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