Will I get addicted?
The marijuana or cannabis sativa plant is a true wonder of nature, prized for its health benefits for thousands of years. Unfortunately though, for the past 80 years the plant has been largely unavailable to the public. Now, the industry is changing. High content THC marijuana is available through Health Canada under individual license for extremely serious medical conditions (by prescription only), and MM is now permitted to process and distribute low content THC cannabis as a dietary supplement.
Please note, this product was marketed in the past as Med Marijuana Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Caps. Regulatory issues required a brand name change for sale in Canada.
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Gel Caps
Yes. MM’s products are batch tested for THC following processing according to Health Canada protocol. The concentration of THC in all our products is “non detected”. CBD oil extract (cannabidiol) comes from the leaves of cannabis plants (not the seeds). Oils derived from the seeds are not a significant source of CBD.
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No. While containing trace amounts of THC, MM Seed Oil Caps have no psychoactive properties whatsoever.
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There is some evidence that CBD interacts with seizure medications such as Onfi (clobazam) and boosts their concentration in the blood. Further research is needed.
As CBD grows in popularity, so does the research on it but there are currently few clinical studies on the effects of CBD oil. As such, some of these claims are better supported by studies than others.
Part of this response could be explained by the way that CBD acts in the brain. In low doses, CBD may act as an agonist to several receptor sites, meaning it acts similarly to surrounding molecules that normally bind to the receptor, enhancing the signalling of those receptor sites. At higher doses, however, too much activity at the receptor site can lead to an opposite effect, negating the beneficial effects of CBD.
Possible Side Effects
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CBD is the short name for cannabidiol, one of the two chemicals—among the dozens in cannabis—that have the most health benefits. The other, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), produces the psychoactive effects described as being “high.” CBD oil generally does not contain THC, although some trace amounts may be present in products sold in certain states.
CBD oil may also increase liver enzymes (a marker of liver inflammation). People with liver disease should use CBD oil with caution, ideally under the care of a doctor who can regularly check blood liver enzyme levels.
However, the effect of CBD on each addiction type was often very different. With opioid addiction, for example, CBD showed little effect in minimizing withdrawal symptoms in the absence of THC. By contrast, CBD on its own appeared effective in minimizing drug-seeking behaviors in users of cocaine, methamphetamine, and other psychostimulant drugs.
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