So what is medicinal ? Put simply, it is cannabis, in one form or another, that has been prescribed to treat a medical condition1.
Medicinal cannabis should not be confused with recreational cannabis. Recreational cannabis is a form of cannabis used to get a ‘high’, with theingredient being Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The primary purpose of medicinal cannabis is used to treat a medical condition.
You can discover much more about THC in our article: What is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?
Medicinal cannabis is used to treat patients withor terminal illnesses where conventional medicines have not worked or have not worked as effectively as cannabis. The active ingredient is often Cannabidiol (CBD).
You will find our article titled What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? very helpful with understanding CBD.
SOURCES: 1. Alcohol and Drug Foundation