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The list of course extends much further than just these conditions. And while cannabis – especially high THC varieties – do have the potential to help patients tremendously, it is not without its list of side effects.

The choice to consume THC is extremely personal, and is selected by each individual on a case-by-case basis. If you are a person dealing with some of the medical conditions listed above, however, then you may discover THC to be a useful and healing alternative to conventional medical treatments or therapies. In some cases, medical patients pair the use of THC with their conventional therapies to offer dual assistance.

1. Dry Mouth/Cotton Mouth

Each cannabis strain is different in terms of its THC content and specific cannabinoid profile. As medical marijuana continues to gain traction across the U.S., many states are adopting a list of specific medical conditions that patients can use to determine whether they qualify for an MMJ card. Some of the common qualifying conditions for medical marijuana include:

The choice to consume THC is an extremely personal and individual decision, and depends heavily upon how the cannabinoid affects you, as well as how certain strains affect your body and mind versus others. With this being said, not all strains with THC affect the body the same, so someone that generally enjoys consuming THC might find a particular strain type that they “go-to” over others.

Aside from THC, marijuana also includes other cannabinoids. In fact, over 80 unique cannabinoids exist in the Cannabis sativa L. plant. Each strain will vary in terms of its specific cannabinoid profile and THC percentage. The two most popular and most discussed cannabinoids, of course, are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).

Marijuana use, and more specifically vaping THC oil, is on the rise according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In fact, in 2018, more than 11.8 million young adults had used marijuana in the last year. Meanwhile, the number of teens in 8th and 10th grades who say they use it daily also has increased. Additionally, nearly 4% of 12th graders say they vape THC daily.  

If you’re considering vaping THC oil, you might want to reconsider given the fact that it can have such a negative impact on your lungs. Vaping THC oil can lead to a substance use disorder, which in severe cases can become an addiction.

What Is THC?

Recreational use of marijuana, which contains THC, is now legal in 11 states. But the Food and Drug Administration has not approved the use of THC and it remains classified illegal under U.S. law. Still, people are experimenting with the drug more and more frequently by either smoking it, eating it, or vaping it.

Meanwhile, another study published in Addiction found that while vaping nicotine may be safer than smoking cigarettes, the same may not hold true when it comes to marijuana.   In fact, additives, like vitamin E acetate may make that delivery method even more dangerous than simply smoking a joint, putting the vaper’s lungs at a greater risk for injury. Yet, a Gallup Poll indicates that most Americans believe that vaping is less harmful than smoking. In fact, 40% of the respondents felt that marijuana was “not too” harmful.  

THC also affects your body differently than CBD does. Even though it works like CBD to impact neurotransmitters in your brain, THC is the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana and is the substance that will make you feel “high.”

Depression: Cannabis use, especially frequent use, might increase the chance of getting depression. It can also worsen symptoms of depression and increase thoughts about suicide in those that already have depression.

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