Common misconceptions about CBD & THC

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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.