Why You Should Use Cannabinoids and Terpenes to Choose Strains

 Photo Credit: MassRoots

Photo Credit: MassRoots

As marijuana research begins to reveal the secrets behind the therapeutic makeup of varying strains, it's becoming better understood just how important the different cannabinoid and terpenoid content is in providing relief. Currently, many dispensaries categorize their strains based on the amount of THC present, but in doing so they ignore the powerful effects produced by other cannabinoids and terpenes, and the benefits produced as they work in tandem in what is known as the entourage effect. For example, a strain containing CBN, CBG, D-limonene, linalool, a-pinene, and myrcene, may work simultaneously to produce anti-inflammatory effects while promoting energy and creativity.

In addition to knowing which cannabinoids and terpenes are present in a cannabis strain, it is also important to understand the concentrations of each compound. The varying presence of cannabinoids and terpenes can greatly alter the effects produced. Keeping track of this information can get difficult and overwhelming, but CBMed has made this process easy for you! Simply document this information in the journaling section of our app, and take note of how effective it is relieving your symptoms. That way, you can look back at your entries when picking out strains so that you can choose the one that is most effective in providing therapeutic relief. For the best results, we recommend journaling every time you dose, so that you can see which strains produce consistent relief. 

This information has been provided in part by MassRoots and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.