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“The United Nations commission on narcotic drugs (CND) removed all forms for cannabis from schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs “

When we talk about cannabinoids we often get to see that most of the people are aware that THC and CBD are present in abundant form and have good medicinal value of cannabis. Along with these two major cannabinoids are there and many other important cannabinoids like Cannabigerol(CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), Tetrahydrocannabivarin(THCV), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabidivarin (CBDV), Cannabigerivarin (CBGV). Cannabis plants have a history of medicinal/therapeutic use dating back thousands of years in many cultures in Asia, Europe, and Africa. In ancient times, many physicians around the world used to mix cannabis into medicines to treat pain and many other disorders. In the 19th century, cannabis was introduced in western medicine for therapeutic uses. Many researchers show that cannabis can reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, reduce chronic pain and muscle spasms and improve the appetite in people with HIV/AIDS. In 2020, the United Nations commission on narcotic drugs (CND) removed all forms for cannabis from schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs where cannabis  got due recognition for its medical value by the United Nations commission.

The following list includes information about some of the most widely researched cannabinoids and their medicinal association for the symptoms:

“When we talk about cannabinoids we often get to see that most of the people are aware about THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) which are present in abundant form and have good medicinal value of cannabis. “

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)

  • Pain desensitizer
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Itch reliever
  • Antioxidant
  • Neuroprotective
  • Bronchodilator
  • Mood regulator
  • Appetite stimulant
  • Sedative
  • Antispasmodic
  • Pain reliever

CBD (cannabidiol)

  • Pain desensitizer
  • Anti anxiety
  • Pain reliever
  • Antidepressant
  • Immunosuppressant
  • Neuroprotective
  • Antipsychotic
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti inflammatory

CBG (Cannabigerol)

  • Pain reliever
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Antiarrhythmic
  • Antifungal
  • Anticarcinogenic
  • Antidepressant
  • Antihypertensive

CBN (Cannabinol)

  • Sedative
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Antibiotic
  • Anti MRSA

THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

  • Anti inflammatory
  • Pain reliever
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Appetite suppressant

CBC (Cannabichromene)

  • Anti inflammatory
  • Pain desensitizer
  • Pain reliever

CBDV (Cannabidivarin)

  • Antiemetic
  • Anticonvulsant

CBGV (Cannabigerivarin)

  • Anti inflammatory
  • Anticarcinogenic
  • Pain reliever

“Dr. Jagjeet Singh Gill works as Quality Assurance Associate Expert in Canada. He has earlier served as Assistant Professor at Chandigarh University and Sant Baba Bhag Singh University and Head of Department at CGC, Jhanjeri and CT Group of Institutions. He has worked on the role of cannabinoids for medical purposes.” 

InnoHEALTH magazine digital team

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