Cannabusters Myth: CBD Isn’t Psychoactive

Cannabusters Myth: CBD Isn’t Psychoactive

But despite all the hype, noise, and publicity, there seems to be recurring cannabis myths flying around that won’t quit.

Until cannabis is legal, our Canadian content partner Grow by Daily Hive, tackles common myths by cutting through the stigma and sensationalism to bring you the truth about cannabis.

Myth: CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis.

Truth: whilst cannabidiol (CBD) is non-intoxicating, it may produce psychoactive effects.

CBD is a chemical found in cannabis, and even in other crops like hemp and hops, that has been garnering much attention for its health and therapeutic advantages .

While it is often referred to as non-psychoactive because it doesn’t produce the identical intoxicating effects as THC, CBD does, actually, interact with the brain with psychotropic implications.

Intoxication is characterized by alterations to consciousness, understanding, judgment, behavior, and psychophysiological responses, among other ailments.

“When we consider intoxicating effects, typically we see a disruption of motor skills, thinking, handicap, and overall alertness,” said Alexzander Samuelsson, direct chemist in Nextleaf Solutions of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

“CBD was actively bred from many of the cultivars (breeds ) from the black market,” Samuelsson told Daily Hive.

This is primarily due to the fact that CBD doesn’t create the kind of high you get from consuming THC, and because CBD can actually regulate the effects of THC.

“When you combine THC with CBD there is a huge difference in effects and a reduction in impairment,” Samuelsson said.

Although the research into this phenomenon is continuing, it has been hypothesized that CBD interacts with CB1 receptors from the brain to lower the uptake of THC, which ultimately lowers levels of intoxication.

Among its curative effects, CBD is being looked at as an effective anti-anxiety medication for people and other animals.

Several studies note the anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, and anti-intoxicating effects of CBD on mood disorders and related symptoms.

Subjects have also stated setting an overall pleasurable sensation.

By definition, CBD’s effect on the brain and mood means that it is indeed psychoactive.

The cannabis prohibition age is steeped in false misinformation and news. Since legalization moves ahead, it is imperative to be careful with the language used and claims made about the cannabis plant.

Regardless of whether the information put forward is positive, accuracy is key for people to make informed decisions and form opinions based on facts and evidence.

Calling CBD non-psychoactive is not only incorrect, but it may also potentially be detrimental to someone who doesn’t understand the potential psychological effects it may have.

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Published at Sun, 07 October 2018 17:00:44 +0000

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