Cannabis Use in Tick-Borne Illness
Cannabis is a naturally occurring herb known for its relaxing and neurologically calming properties, and has recently become available in Washington State for medicinal use. Cannabis contains Cannabadiol (CBD) which is the major non-psychoactive constituent of Cannabis sativa, and Delta 9 – tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which does effect mental acuity.
Cannabinoids promote neurogenesis, and have neurological protective effects as well as pain reducing effects on the body. Therefore, Cannabinoids may be very useful in the treatment of chronic tick-borne illness. They key is to use an extract that is high in CBD but low in THC, so that anti-inflammatory properties are maximized, and mental “dulling” properties are minimized.
If you would like to know more about Cannabinoids in the treatment of chronic tick-borne illness, please speak with Dr. Marra. Not everyone is a candidate to use this herb, and so a detailed history and physical will be required to assess your eligibility for this treatment.