Cannabadiol (CBD) does not affect the mind or behavior. It has been used to treat conditions like pediatric epilepsy, pain, inflammation, seizures, anxiety, and several others. CBDs can provide relief to patients without any psychoactive affect.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has psychoactive traits and does affect the mind and behavior. It is used to treat appetite loss and nausea as well as control pain and inflammation, treat problems with muscle control, control glaucoma, and treat a variety of other conditions.
In Pennsylvania, patients have access to the following types of medical marijuana products:
- Vaporization/Nebulization products including dry leaf
- Topical gels, creams, and ointments
Vaporization technology allows inhalation of medical marijuana in a mist or vapor form
Oils may be consumed directly or prepared for consumption at home by patients or their caregivers
Topical gels, creams, and ointments
Gels, creams, and ointments allow for direct absorption of the product through the skin
Pills allow patients the option of easily swallowed medical marijuana
Liquids may be consumed directly or prepared for consumption at home by patients or their caregivers
Tinctures are alcohol-based cannabis extracts that may be consumed or placed under the tongue to be absorbed by the body