Cannabis Information: Your GYO Seedbank Guide.

Mar 23, 16 Cannabis Information: Your GYO Seedbank Guide.

A wealth of cannabis information, medical cannabis information and general facts concerning marijuana and cannabis strains.

Cannabis information is readily available in this internet age, so we have tried here to give a short introduction to the plant, while revealing some cannabis strain information and medical cannabis information.

Cannabis, also known as marijuana (marihuana), pot, dope, weed, ganja, and Mary Jane, as well as many other names, is one of the oldest psychoactive substances known to mankind. It has three species: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis.

Heights vary from short ‘dwarf’ plants to towering, five metre giants yet all varieties seem to stem, originally, from Central Asia, with the first records of cultivation coming from China and India.

Nearly all parts of the cannabis plant can be smoked, vaped, eaten, made into tea or reduced into a tincture. The plant material contains thousands of different chemical compounds but it is widely accepted that the one responsible for its ‘high’ is tetrahydrocannbinol (THC). THC tends to mimic chemicals made naturally in the human body, and can pair up with other compounds to influence thought, memory, pleasure, hand-eye coordination and temporal perception. This is not the only quality that can influence the choice of seed but GYO Seedbank is the best place to find all manner of cannabis strain information. Their layered navigation helps sort strains by hundreds of different attributes and any questions can be answered by the helpful staff either via live chat or email.

Medical marijuana specialists espouse the ability of THC to soothe a variety of symptoms including nausea, pain, anxiety and epileptic seizures. That said, research on the drug is so tightly restricted there have been a regrettably small number of studies performed to test these claims.

Attention has shifted in recent years to Cannabidiol (CBD), and medical cannabis information is among the most sought-after data in the 420 world. CBD is one of many chemical compounds belonging to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. CBD and THC levels vary among plants but by adopting specialist breeding techniques and methodologies, breeders have created varieties with very high levels of CBD and close to zero levels of THC. Although studies in this area are restricted, a pharmaceutical version of CBD has recently been developed by GW Pharmaceuticals (UK) and they have also planned for clinical trials on CBD as a treatment for schizophrenia and certain types of epilepsy.

Across the Atlantic, a research team at the California Pacific Medical Centre hope to begin trials on CBD as a potential treatment for breast cancer, and CBD-rich strains are starting to claim more and more medicinal victories by the day. The image, application and enjoyment of cannabis and medical cannabis has moved on a great deal since the 60s and 70s, as has the attitude of governments and public, and long may its renaissance continue. 

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