For the most part, THC-only medications are synthetically-derived THC drugs. The most popular are Cesamet (nabilone) and Marinol (dronabinol). Both of these pharmaceuticals are legal and generally used to help treat nausea and weight loss (specifically caused by cancer treatments). THC-only medications are generally slow-acting and can take several hours to begin relieving symptoms.
As of late, CBD-only medications have been becoming more popular, especially after the release of Charlotte’s Web, a CBD oil treatment containing a non-psychoactive strain of cannabis used for epileptic children. Charlotte’s Web CBD oil has shown such life changing results that it has prompted numerous CBD-only laws. The problem is that these laws mainly pertain to seizure orders only.
In the absence of whole cannabis plant therapeutics due to restricted legal access, synthetic, hemp-based, THC- and CBD-only medication can be an effective option for patients seeking relief.
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