Knowledge Is Power When Fighting Illness
There Is An Effective, Non-CBD, Non-Psychoactive Way To Control Seizures With Cannabis
Fifteen US state legislatures already have 'CBD-only' legislation, meaning they have legalised Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, whilst Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), remains illegal. Other more conservative states such as Alabama were considering same. This is particularly unfortunate for a number of reasons:
- research has shown that cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, work most effectively in combination with each other, through syngergistic effects; and,
- the passage of 'CBD-only' legislation serves to increase and emphasise the 'scariness' and 'otherness' of THC. Demonising THC is just inane, as it is one of the best, most non-toxic anti-inflammatories, anti-tumour agents, antioxidants and neuroprotectants known.
THC-a, found in the flowers, leaves and stems of young cannabis plants, is biosynthesised by the trichomes. It plays a critical role in protecting the trichomes and thus the plants themselves from insects and other predators.
The progression of cannabis from flower to extract
Although THC-a has no psychoactive effects of its own, it acts as a cannabinoid receptor agonist and in so doing provides neuroprotective (brain protection) effects. THC-a has also been shown to be an anti-inflammatory agent, has anti-proliferative qualities (help inhibit growth of cancerous cells), as well as anti-spasmodic effects, useful for epileptic patients. THC-a works just as well as CBD for seizure control, and is cheaper and more accessible than CBD (especially in the speculative environment created by CBD’s recently skyrocketing popularity).
Epsilon Apothecaries, founded in 2006 and based in Sacramento, California, has a downloadable Extraction Basics Guide (pdf), the “Epsilon Essentials” Guide Series, comprising a novice approach to the creation of three special supplements: tincture extract of cannabis, essential extract of cannabis, and supplemental extract of cannabis. Readers can learn how to create therapeutic grade supplements at home, following in the footsteps of Epsilon’s decade-long track record of success in a variety of cases.
The Epsilon Essentials Guide is free of charge, the company’s website says, "All we ask is your respect in return".
Adapted from Parents THC-a Tincture Works Just As Well As CBD for Paediatric Seizures first published February 2014