Cannabis is the name of a flowering plant genus indigenous to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Three different species of the genus are recognized: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Each of these species contains a different mixture of over 60 cannabinoids, of which the most studied are THC and CBD.
Cannabinoids are the active compounds which bind to receptors in your cells. Together, their uptake changes the activity of your cells, and the changed activity impacts on your physical and mental activity. No single component is the one true therapeutic agent. Rather, benefits are attributed to what has been called the “entourage effect” of all the components acting in concert with one another. That is why many of our products are “whole plant products” rather than high-concentration biochemically isolated compounds.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, was identified in 1964 in Israel as being primarily responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. This breakthrough opened the door to decades of research, both in Israel and all over the globe.
As THC enters the brain, it causes the patient to feel euphoric effects acting on the brain’s reward system, which creates the positive response feedback. The chemical dopamine is released as an effect. THC thus stimulates a feeling of relaxation, heightened sensory perception, increased appetite, altered perception of time, and laughter. Effects may vary amongst individuals.
CBD or Cannabidiol is one of approx. 100 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD is considered to have a wide scope of medical applications.
Unlike THC it does not cause a high. This gives the chemical a significant advantage as a medicine, since health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects.
CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. These pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC
Better R&D research has resulted in strains matched to treat and alleviate a variety of specific conditions, including epilepsy, cancer, PTSD, MS, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Cachexia, Tourette syndrome, AIDS/HIV, Fibromyalgia, Severe Migraine, and Chronic pain. Each of the treatments offered by Better has been extensively tested and enjoys the full trust of both health providers and patients
Medical Grade Cannabis can be smoked, vaporized or ingested.
Effects and dosage may vary depending on the chosen method.
we recommends consulting your health care practitioner to identify the best strain, dosage and method of consumption for you.
There are many different strains of Medical Grade Cannabis with new strains constantly being developed. Each strain offers a unique set of medical benefits based on its genetic.
Best choice for daytime use. It has energetic and stimulant effects. It helps to reduce migraines, pain, nausea and it leads to an increase appetite. Reported side effects include hyperactivity and anxiety.
This strain is for patients who require a relaxant, sleep aid, or those who suffer from arthritis, glaucoma, muscle tension, inflammation.
This strain option includes a hybrid of the two above: Indica and Sativa, creating different combinations of the dominant charcteristics. Hybrid strains can support a large variety of medical uses and effects. Hybrid strains are created to produce effects that are normally associated with either Indica or Sativa strains.
The euphoric effects of strains with high CBD are milder than other strains. These strains are created to serve for patients searching for a treatment meant to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms and insomnia.
AROMA AND FLAVOR
Cannabis strains are also distinguished by the variety of terpenes they produce, which contribute to differences in aroma and flavor. Terpenes modify the effects of THC and other cannabinoids, augmenting a strain’s medicinal properties.