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Cannabidiol (CBD) emerged onto the market as a non-intoxicating cannabis compound with significant therapeutic properties. With the growing awareness of CBD as a potential health aid there has been more than a few misconceptions about CBD and it’s counterparts. Let’s clarify some of them.
- “CBD is medical, therefore good. THC is recreational, therefore bad”
- The National Institute of Health has conducted several studies which show the effectiveness of CBD use for different ailments.
- While the cannabis plant as a whole is categorized as a Schedule I drug with no medical value, the federal government recognizes single-molecule THC (Marinol) as an anti-nausea compound and appetite booster; deeming it a Schedule III pharmaceutical. This category is reserved for drugs with very little abuse potential.
- “CBD works best without THC”
- THC and CBD work best together. Studies show that they interact synergistically, enhancing the other’s therapeutic properties.
- “Higher doses of CBD work better than lower doses”
- Moderate dosage can be energizing and create an “alertness”.
- Higher dosage can be sleep promoting.
- “CBD sedates you”
- While CBD in itself is not inherently sedating it may promote better sleep patterns by lowering anxiety.