• On 15 November we celebrate the International Medical Marijuana Day, a very special date for all those people who have been able to benefit, through their own experience or through someone close to them, from the incredible medicinal benefits of this millenary plant. At THGrow we are joining in this call by offering up to 40% discount on a selection of seeds and up to 15% discount on products with a high CBD content. In addition, with every order, we will give away one seed with high THC content and one seed with high CBD content, no matter what you spend.



    The first documented mention of the medical use of cannabis comes from the Shennong pên Ts'ao ching, the Emperor Shennong's Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants, one of the earliest manuscripts about natural medicine dating back to 2700 B.C. But the history of the use of medicinal cannabis dates back to the early stages of pharmacology and medicine, when women and men deliberately began to use plants for their effects on the body rather than as a food source.


    Cannabis continued to be an essential ingredient in countless medicines, from antitussive syrup to digestive preparations, analgesics and callicid ointments. Cannabis was among the most widely prescribed medicinal plant extracts until it was controversially persecuted and banned in many countries and regions of the world from the 1930s onwards.


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    In its natural form, cannabis is used for the treatment of migraine, asthma, insomnia, glaucoma, cancer, nausea and vomiting associated with anticancer chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis, discomfort caused by peripheral neuropathies and other neuromuscular conditions. THC is also obtained synthetically to be used as a drug, called dronabinol in pure form or Sativex, which is a THC extract.


    Cannabidiol, abbreviated CBD, is only one of more than 60 compounds found in cannabis, yet it is one of the best-studied and best documented cannabinoids for its health benefits. It is the second compound (after THC) of which we find the highest concentration in cannabis, with an average between 1% and 4%. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive due to its lack of affinity with CB1 receptors in the brain. 


    In recent years, it has become increasingly common to find high CBD strains in different seed banks. A high percentage of CBD is considered when it exceeds 4%. Many of the new strains have a 1:1 THC and CBD ratio. These strains tend to have mainly physical effects as THC is counteracted by the presence of abundant CBD. Both medicinal patients and those who want to make a moderate recreational consumption are finding with these new genetics a completely new and rewarding experience.


    In the 80's the first clinical study with CBD was published: "Chronic Administration of Cannabidiol to Healthy Volunteers and Epileptic Patients" in which the treatment of epileptic patients with CBD was studied. The results obtained were satisfactory and during its development no signs of toxicity were found. Today there are already dozens of studies that reinforce and expand these data. Unfortunately, because cannabis cultivation is illicit in a large part of the world, studies and research have not been carried out as quickly as they should due to lack of funding and state infrastructure. On the other hand, although many private studies, sheltered by universities and research centres, highlight the successes of cannabis in the fight against cancer, there are still no definitely agreed conclusions. However, the results of the tests carried out point with hope to a possible and efficient help in the metastasis prevention and reduction.


    Medical Marijuana Dispenser


    THC is useful to treat mild to moderate pain, nausea, appetite loss, or even insomnia and depression. CBD reduces and prevents inflammation, nausea and diabetes. It is very useful in the alcoholism treatment, post-traumatic stress disorders, schizophrenia, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy and cardiovascular diseases, as it has properties such as antipsychotic, anxiolytic and even analgesic against neuropathic pain and muscle spasms. The THC and CBD levels differ depending on the different genetics that give rise to the innumerable cannabis strains we know. Through selective crosses it has been possible to create high CBD and THC strains. The concentration, as well as the existing proportion between THC/CBD, determine the way in which each plant influences each person and their psychophysical state. 


    Working together, THC and CBD interact, so CBD molecules counteract psychoactivity and the exciting THC effects. The effect is delayed but at the same time it can also be extended up to twice the normal time. Mammals, birds and reptiles make endocannabinoids naturally. The result of this process is called anandamide. Both THC and anandamide act through cannabinoid receptors in the body's cells. There is nothing artificial in how our bodies process cannabinoids, which increasingly demonstrates that marijuana is a very efficient natural medicine that must be available to all patients who need and request it.


    Tabla de propiedades medicinales de los cannabinoides


    A story about Medical CBD:


    The initial protagonists of the beginning of this wave are Jimi (Reggae Seeds) and Jaime (Resin Seeds / CBD Crew). It all seems to go back to a N.Y.C. Diesel pack that Jimi bought from Soma during the first Spannabis in 2004. One of the 3 selected males from this envelope stood out for its diesel smell and was one of the parents of Juanita la Lagrimosa (Reina Madre x New York City Diesel). The CBD abundance of the later descendants is marked by the presence of N.Y.C. Diesel, Juanita la Lagrimosa and a Kalijah male who was also one of the initial crosses.


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    Through a Soma son-in-law, a batch of Jimi seeds went to Jaime's hands and from there came Cannatonic and Cannatonic II. Cannatonic was awarded at the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam in 2008 and from the Spannabis 2009, it remains clear the high CBD presence in Cannatonic, Dulce Canna and Picantona. Since then Jaime will dedicate all his efforts to disseminate and promote this new line of  high CBD cannabis strains.


    During the 2009 Spannabis, at a dinner between Jaime and Shantibaba, the foundations were laid for what would become CBD Crew, a collaboration between Resin Seeds and Mr. Nice Seeds, whose aim is to develop high CBD seeds for medical use.


    CBD Critical Mass Sheet


    Jaime has promoted his strains all over the world and today patients from Canada, USA or Israel are receiving Cannatonic packages in their clubs. Basically all advertisers of new CBD strains have previously received Cannatonic seeds or one of their crosses.


    THGrow Team


    Sources: CBD Crew | Soft Secrets | Wikipedia