Cannabis plant: An untapped goldmine ?

Cannabis plant has been extensively debated over the years as to how it can or cannot benefit us in general, both in the field of medicine and otherwise. There have been many discussions to legalize the use of medical as well as recreational cannabis. There is also a small confusion regarding the use and production of cannabis, as Cannabis is used to referred to both marijuana and hemp plants. Hemp plants are legally grown as a farm produce, whereas marijuana is controlled as a drug. The main difference between marijuana and hemp plants is that hemp has less than 0.3% THC content.  Since hemp has such small amount of THC, it has no psychoactive properties. The amount of THC can be used to determine the type of plant it is, as well as the various things it can be used for. The percentage of THC in a sample of marijuana is generally referred to as its potency, which can be measured through THC potency test kits created by TLC Lab Supply.

Various cannabinoids found in cannabis plants can be used for different purposes depending on the way they react with the human body. THC which is one of the most common cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant is a psychoactive substance that provides the “high” feeling people generally associate with consumption of marijuana. THC has been used over the years as a relief from chronic pain. It has also been used to provide relief from nausea associated with chemotherapy. People suffering from insomnia and other sleep disorders have also been helped by THC. Muscle spasms related to Multiple Sclerosis and paraplegia have been noticeably reduced when using an appropriate amount of THC. THC test kits have proven useful in measuring the potency ofcannabis samples. It is very important to know how potent a cannabis sample is because overdosing on marijuana can cause multiple unwanted side effects, that might be very painful and require multiple visits to the doctor.

Cannabinoids like CBD and CBG are hailed as amazing medicinal herbs because they have multiple benefits that are being lab tested, but they are not psychoactive like THC, which means that the people who consider Marijuana to be a “gateway drug” because of it being a psychoactive substance, would not have a problem with these cannabinoids as these do not give people a “high”.  The THC potency tester by TLC Lab Supply can be used to check not just the amount of THC, but also other cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, and CBN, etc, to ensure that the accurate dosage is being ingested.

Hemp is another type of cannabis plant altogether that has been used in a plethora of different ways. Many cords are made from the hemp fiber, which is very strong. It has been used to create material to write on, as well as to make textiles of very good quality. Hemp seeds are often used as food for not just humans, but as bird feed as well. It is important to test the THC content of hemp plants while growing the plants because according to the laws, only the cannabis plants containing less than 0.3% THC content are hemp. The THC content can be monitored by using the THC potency test kit created by TLC Supply Lab.