The cannabis plant contains at least 85 different cannabinoids, a class of chemical compounds that have a biological effect on the human body. One of these cannabinoids, cannabidiol (CBD), has been under the spotlight for its potential therapeutic effect in the treatment of a wide diversity of disorders. It is not fully understood how CBD oil helps with pain but it appears to work by regulating the bodies endocannabinoid system. Another cannabinoid, THC, also has significant anti-inflammatory effects – more than 20 times that of aspirin! Unfortunately, THC cannabis in Cincinnati is not legal yet.
Cincinnati Medical Marijuana Options Coming Soon!
If you’re interested in trying CBD for pain, you do have a few options. Cannabis oil made from non-psychoactive hemp plants is legal to purchase and use in Ohio. On the other hand, full spectrum cannabis oil from a marijuana plant containing THC is not yet available. Cannabinoids have different effects on different people. You may find that oils that do not contain THC will work best for you. If that’s the case, you can try CBD now. For those looking to obtain a strain with THC, you’ll need to wait a little longer. On September 8th, 2017, HB 523 will go into full effect for Cincinnati medical marijuana, allowing patients to purchase THC-containing CBD oil for pain and other covered medical conditions.