The inflorescences of cnnabis light, or Cannabis sativa, are the parts of the plant from which light hemp is obtained. The latter is characterized by an amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that does not exceed 0.6 percent, and in most cases is less than even 0.2 percent.
Numerous botanical studies have been conducted over time, resulting in the extraction of light cannabis from the female inflorescences of specimens. These, by the way, are the richest in CBD - cannabidiol - and thus guarantee a number of beneficial effects. The substance in question has various positive properties and is non-psychoactive, which is why it is the basis for products that are completely within the law.
Why are light cannabis inflorescences good for you?
Surely you have often heard that Cannabis sativa inflorescences have a beneficial effect on the whole organism, both physically and psychologically. But in what does this ability of theirs consist?
On the whole, those who make regulated use of them experience a pleasant feeling of relaxation, which improves their standard of living and allows them to limit stress. The prerequisite is moderation: based on this assumption, light cannabis can indeed be an ally of our well-being.
Just think that hemp inflorescences have been used since ancient times to soothe states of distress and ease the pain of the soul. They represent, for example, an essential component of Eastern medicine, in which they were-and are still used-especially to help women during menstruation. Let us not forget their efficacy in the treatment of nervous diseases, such as those resulting from aggravated anxiety disorder, PTSD and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In addition, such elements are complicit in skin health. Consider that they are even employed as ingredients in some cosmetics, especially of face and body creams. They are very good for fighting eczema, psoriasis and acne, as they are able to counteract excess sebum in skin tissues.
The pros of light hemp inflorescences extend to the eye area. Several eye conditions depend on inflammation and oxidative stress, two issues against which light cannabis is absolutely recommended. In addition, it appears that CBD (not THC) accelerates the healing of fractures, so it is also useful in the field of orthopedics.
Continuing the discussion of the benefits of such substances, we would like to point out that cannabinoids are known for their palliative effects in people suffering from cancer. The extracts in question reduce nausea and vomiting and may even stimulate appetite. They intervene in the decrease of stomach acid, and are sometimes suggested in cases of stomach ulcers.
The latest scientific research attests to the value of phytocannabinoids in treating neurodegeneration such as Parkinson's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Multiple Sclerosis. The inflorescences are neuroprotective and anti-cytotoxic, meaning that they create a real defensive barrier for cells.
Light cannabis, therefore, is indicated in many situations. Of course, one must first consult the doctor, but in general it seems that it can facilitate the elimination of some particularly aggressive drugs. What is important is to get well informed and always seek the advice of a specialist.
A bit of history: Law No. 242/2016
Let us tell you about an interesting event that was fundamental to the spread of cannabis light inflorescence: the approval of Law No. 242/2016, which sanctioned a real breakthrough in the legal sector in our country.
The decree determined the admission of light cannabis in Italy for therapeutic purposes. The condition, as mentioned earlier, is that THC is present in a maximum percentage of 0.2 percent; however, there is a margin of tolerance, related to Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which can be up to 0.6 percent.
An important postulate is as follows: this THC concentration is legal only if it is natural, that is, if it is not obtained through artificial alterations. In contrast, light cannabis is prohibited even if these amounts are met.
Based on these regulations, numerous licensed retailers have sprung up that supply inflorescences and derivatives of light cannabis. Thus, 2016 was a key year from this specific point of view.
Inflorescence varieties and online sales
Hundreds of female inflorescence varieties of Cannabis sativa can be found on the Internet. It is essential to check that they are certified, and-we repeat-that THC levels do not exceed 0.2% (or 0.6%).
Depending on the type, the product's organoleptic characteristics, color, flavor and aroma change. For example, some extracts are marked by an earthy hint, others by a "sticky" texture due to the abundant resin, and still others by bright and vivid hues.
Each variety has its own peculiarities, from the taste of chestnuts to the scent of strawberries, from the lemon-yellow hue to the fresh smell resembling citrus. This is another reason why it is essential to gather as much data as possible in preparation for purchase.
THC vs CBD
The difference between CBD and THC is akin to the difference between legal and illegal cannabis.
The latter, as you may have guessed, has significant amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol. THC has psychotropic properties, and causes narcotic effects to our nervous system.
How it works is actually quite simple: this substance binds to cannabinoid receptors and releases dopamine, the neurotransmitter that affects sleep-wake rhythm, memory and attention span.Mood is also affected, as are voluntary and involuntary movements. Benefits may arise if the doses of THC are minimal, but if you overdo it, the result will undoubtedly be harmful to the body.
This is why illegal cannabis not infrequently leads to problems such as aggression, chronic nervousness and depression. In contrast, light hemp inflorescences are poor in tetrahydrocannabinol and rich in CBD, and as a result are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and calming.
Clearly, studies are still ongoing to fully investigate all the benefits of moderate use of these products. In particular, consideration is being given to their sedative power, which would be extremely useful in the medical branch.