Low-THC marijuana is defined as containing 0.8 percent or less of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol (CBD). Low-THC marijuana typically does not produce the euphoria (high) often associated with medical cannabis.
Some medical conditions, like seizures, anxiety, pain, and insomnia, respond best to low-THC/high CBD marijuana. Conditions characterized by chronic pain, depression, fatigue, nausea, wasting, and gastrointestinal disorders often respond better to high-THC medical cannabis.
When ordering marijuana for a patient, the doctor must specify whether the order is for low-THC marijuana or medical cannabis.