Is CBD Weed?
If CBD is “weed”, then the moon is made of melting cheese… You can smoke or swallow all the CBD you want, but you’ll probably never get a high.
Yes, for sure, “weed” is apparently the current hippest term for marijuana. When people use “weed” (as a popular term) it mostly includes THC by default. When people refer to CBD, it’s primarily in the context of legal medical cannabis.
So, in case anyone still happens to have missed the basic fact – it’s wrong and also misleading to describe CBD as “weed.” Furthermore, there is next to no CBD in weed.
CBD is all about health care
“Weed” is basically slang for marijuana, so every day phrases like “I’m high on CBD weeds”, “CBD weed oil” or “smoking CBD weed” are almost bizarre contradictions in term, since CBD today is all about sustainable health care. Although if you asked for “CBD weed strains” or “weed with high CBD” – most people would know what you were talking about.
Where “weed” is often seen as an illegal substance, CBD is a legal and a safe product.
As CBD contains less than 0.3% THC, it has no psychoactive effect. Studies also show CBD to be safe, non-toxic and non-addictive.
The difference in THC and CBD is quite distinctive
In short: CBD is for ‘medical’ use. THC is ‘recreational’ so to speak, although both compounds come with their own unique therapeutic properties.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are both natural compounds found in the cannabis plant called cannabinoids. The chemical compositions may be similar but to put it simply: THC is psychoactive where CBD is certainly not.
This distinctive difference has prompted mislabeling of THC as the ‘bad’ cannabinoid and CBD as the ‘good’ one. But it’s not that simple.
Let’s start with THC – the most common cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It brings us the characteristics that we recognize as a “high,” as well as altered senses, relaxation, and hunger. THC imitates the effects of the naturally produced neurotransmitter anandamide, which also impacts on both sleeping and eating habits.
THC is a remarkable molecule in its own right and has medical applications as well. Clinical studies now show that THC can have positive effects on the side effects of chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis and glaucoma, and in countries where medical cannabis is legal, these are considered qualifying conditions.
CBD is a natural cannabis compound that might can have significant medical benefits. However, it does not make people feel “stoned” in any way. In fact, CBD can even counteract the psychoactivity of THC.
In medical cannabis research today, CBD outshines THC. According to scientific research, CBD shows potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, bacterial infections, PTSD, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and preventing psychotic episodes in other neurological disorders. This list is far from exhaustive, but it demonstrates the wide range of CBD’s potential health benefits.
CBD has also shown neuroprotective and neurogenic effects in preclinical trials, and its anti-cancer abilities (effectively combating the spread of cancer cells) are currently being fully investigated at several scientific research centers around the world. In the meantime we can only wait for the final results to appear.
Choose Mother Nature, choose CBD
CBD today represents a lot of really promising and interesting potential. Looking to the future, CBD will hopefully be a natural addition to the healthcare system as a whole. Something we would all benefit from.
So, by choosing CBD for medical cannabis purposes, you are also choosing Mother Nature. It’s as simple as that.
If you want to learn more about the etymology of various cannabis slang, here is a great informative article.
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