Exactly. That's why I plan to experiment with blending oils and adding CBD. My first priority is to discover if creating a high THC oil with equal or greater percentage of CBD will both fight cancer and handle pain, and whether or not the high CBD level will mitigate some of the psychoactive effect. To date, the highest CBD strains I've tried don't cut it because I cannot increase my intake for greater relief and still function.Randoobula,
CBD is good at alleviating pain. THC is good at euphoria so one doesn't care about the pain.
Both of them together, provide different and complimentary ways to manage pain
I have two elderly folks, one with prostate cancer and one with severe fibromyalgia symptoms who is being tested for cancer because of an extremely high blood platelet count. Neither has ever been high nor wants to be. This is a real dilemma that plays out for a huge number of people every day. And I think it's actually the rare person who is desperate enough for healing or relief that has a willingness and capacity to endure the heavy psychoactive effects from a high THC cancer fighting protocol.
My second priority is for my own chronic pain. For the past five years full extract cannabis oil has managed my pain, keeping me out of the chiropractors office and off all opioids. However, I'm confident that the potential exists for much more relief than I've been getting.
I've gone from making oil from bud bought off the street, often not even knowing the strain, to growing my own and using techniques learned here to make what I believe to be more therapeutically valuable oils. My excitement comes from the confidence gained that the meds I am supplying to others is more than a crap shoot, and that motivates me to put in the work to define the parameters within which that sweet spot can be fairly readily found for each individual willing to give cannabis a shot in changing their lives for the better.
We cannot change the fact that each individuals body and conditions react differently to cannabinoids. What we can change is the cannabinoid profile of the medicine they are being treated with. While there may very well be perfect strains out there for some individuals, many don't have the time to find them.