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6 common myths and controversies about high-CBD cannabis

Cannabidiol can be an intriguing area in medical studies, the popular press, and the law relating to cannabis. It is increasingly appearing on supermarket shelves as well as search results on the internet for many medical issues, but you shouldn't trust all you read about it. Although it is an extremely beneficial and safe ingredient in cannabis, there are a lot of myths and misinformation about CBD. Let's examine some of them.

Myth No. 1: CBD is non-psychoactive and medical. THC is a recreational drug.

The scientific and lay studies have classified CBD as CBD as a "non-psychoactive" chemical, which means that it doesn't alter the state of consciousness. How can CBD not affect consciousness when it has been proven to be anti-anxiety anti-psychotic and anti-craving effects, as well as alerting and mood-boosting effects in studies on humans?

CBD is a clear stimulant to our mental health, usually in positive ways. However, CBD does not affect physical or mental functioning in the majority of consumers even in extremely high doses. Thus, CBD can be considered psychoactive, but "non-impairing" or "non-intoxicating."

There is no need to treat a medical issue to reap the benefits of CBD and also to appreciate sharing it with friends.

When THC is both medicinal and recreational, could a similar be said of CBD? It's unlikely. Although CBD is certainly beneficial for health very few people like to make use of it for recreational purposes. CBD is not any "rewarding" or highly satisfying result. The use of CBD in animal and human studies is not connected with craving, euphoria addiction, or any other signs that might suggest it is used for recreational purposes or the potential for drug abuse.

However, where is the point where recreational and therapeutic benefits commence? When a small group of buddies has a common CBD-based liquid or vape pen they're unlikely to begin laughing and reminiscing about long stories with pauses to wonder what they were discussing. However, they're more likely to feel calm at ease, focused, and resistant to stress. You don't have to treat a medical condition to gain the benefits of CBD and enjoy having it shared with friends.

Myth 2: CBD is sedating.

Although some studies in the beginning suggested the CBD's sedative effects on CBD-dominated cannabis extracts, Buds itself is not a sedative, it's stimulating. Buds has been found to block the effects of sedation caused by THC and can delay sleep and lessen the effects of THC that cause "hangover." Even extremely high doses of CBD like 600 mg in one dose, haven't produced the sensation of sedation in healthy individuals. What is the reason for this confusion? It could be because marijuana varieties that have high levels of CBD typically contain substantial quantities of myrcene which is a euphoric compound known as a terpenes.

We often see patients who complain that CBD may disturb their sleep. A lot of times than not, patients report that CBD causes them to feel more awake, however when they lie down and shut their eyes they experience no problem sleeping.

Myth No. 3: A small amount of CBD isn't enough.

We've been referred to for my role as an avid advocate of using small doses of cannabis to treat medical ailments and to boost the endocannabinoid system to reduce negative effects and reduce the development of tolerance towards cannabis. This may also surprise you to learn that I am often in favor of the use of large doses of CBD in particular when it's employed in the absence of large amounts of THC.

Why? Milligrams per milligram, CBD is much less powerful than THC in alleviating symptoms. For instance, one of my patients experiencing anxiety or pain relief using between 3 and 5 mg THC could require between 30 and 200 mg CBD to get similar results, if they can be obtained even at all. While there a significant similarities between the conditions that are addressed using THC or CBD however, how they treat these symptoms and the personal reactions to these two substances differ dramatically.

Research studies that have utilized pharmaceutical-grade CBD to treat schizophrenia, anxiety, and seizures have employed hundreds of milligrams for each dosage. It's simply not affordable for the majority of people. But can lower dosages of CBD be beneficial? It is possible. A few of my patients have reported feeling more focused, alert, and clear-headed after taking just 2-20 mg of CBD through the mouth or following a few inhalations of CBD-dominant marijuana.

Myth 4: CBD is the same as medical cannabis, hemp, or isolate.

A chemical in CBD is identical regardless of the source, whether it is hemp, medical cannabis, or even a laboratory. But, do the different CBD products available offer the same results regardless of the source? Most likely not.

Although CBD is a powerful medication, it is evident that it works best when used with its phytochemical siblings and brothers from cannabis, particularly THC. When taken together, CBD can enhance the beneficial effects of THC while also reducing its negative side effects. Even the smallest amounts of THC and other components of the cannabis plant appear to boost the effects of CBD on inflammation and pain at the very least, in one rodent study.

Myth 5: Cannabidiol functions through the activation of cannabinoid receptors.

All of us have an endocannabinoid system as an integral component of our lives. It aids us in responding to injuries and illnesses, by returning balance on a cell level. It is active in our various organs and tissues to ensure that we stay in good health. It is therefore an ideal treatment option that includes drugs, herbs, and lifestyle adjustments for almost every illness recognized by man. The difficult-to-believe effectiveness of cannabis medically for treating neurological, inflammatory, digestive, and psychiatric diseases, as well as infectious and metabolic ailments is supported due to the broad-based existence and healing properties of the endocannabinoid system.

The effects of therapeutic CBD are comparable in several ways to its kin, THC. Both alleviate spasticity, pain nausea, anxiety as well as seizures. Both reduce the inflammation. We are aware that THC functions like our body's endocannabinoids. both act on cannabinoid receptors. They also trigger cell-based activities that help restore physiological equilibrium.

Myth 6: CBD is legal in all 50 states

Everyone says the fact that CBD is legally legal and it's available at your local health grocery store or a tobacco shop, or on Amazon, and does not have a risk of abuse, you could believe that it is legal. If you contact the DEA you'll learn that they're not so sure.

Take a look at this 2015 memo from the Drug Enforcement Administration.[ix] According to the Controlled Substances Act, CBD is considered a member of the group of "tetrahydrocannabinol." The FDA has also stated that a CBD product cannot be considered a "dietary supplement" because it has been "authorized for investigation as a new drug for which substantial clinical investigations have been instituted and for which the existence of such investigations has been made public..." This language can be found in the numerous letters the FDA has been sending to online CBD retailers.

However, I do not believe there's any chance of legal repercussions for CBD supplement consumers. Producers and retailers of hemp-based CBD products may still be at some risk, but it depends on how determined Federal agencies will be to continue enforcing these rules which do not protect public health.

After we've clarified some of the misconceptions regarding CBD it's time to explore some more misconceptions about cannabis. Additionally, for more information on how to utilize cannabis for therapeutic purposes, take advantage of Healer's programs for free for those who are new to cannabis as well as existing users looking for greater benefits, as well as health professionals in need of assistance.

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