Using medical cannabis without getting high

New to the world of medical cannabis? You’re likely concerned about getting high. After all, that’s why a lot of people smoke marijuana recreationally. While certain forms of cannabis produce psychoactive effects, not all do. It all depends on how much THC the cannabis product contains. Many strains of medical cannabis have just trace amounts of THC and do not get you high.

What is THC? It’s a chemical compound called tetrahydrocannabinol. It’s one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, and it’s the one that produces euphoric effects. THC also produces other therapeutic effects and is one of the most abundant cannabinoids. The next most common one is CBD or cannabidiol. CBD won’t get you high, but it is highly beneficial for health and wellness.

One way to ensure that you don’t get high when using medical cannabis is to choose a product that’s low in THC. For example, Tikun Olam’s award-winning Avidekel cannabis strain has less than 1 percent THC. It is effective for relieving seizures, inflammation, migraines, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases — and it won’t get you high.

Another way to use medical cannabis without getting high is to use a topical form of the product. Topicals are applied to the skin, much like a lotion or ointment. While the cannabinoids penetrate the skin and reach the body’s receptors, allowing them to bring therapeutic relief, most won’t breach the bloodstream. Thus, a topical can contain high levels of THC without the psychoactive results of getting high.

Whichever option you prefer, Tikun Olam is an established global leader in the medical cannabis industry. Tikun Olam’s six proprietary strains have been bred to produce the chemical characteristics that research has shown to be effective at facilitating wellness and treating the symptoms of some of the world’s worst diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease. Many of these strains are low THC or available in topical form.