In my profession, there is a clear and definitive opinion on THC. When I tell some of my customers that there is only .3% of THC in my products, some of them feel better. Relieved even. That there is no chance that they will, ‘get high.’ Because either they have had a bad association with it, in the past, their parents always told them it was bad, they remember being a child and hearing commercials on the radio about it’s detrimental factors, they remember seeing on TV, the effects of THC and it’s ‘psychoactive components’ and they want to make sure to have no part of that. Then, I have some customers that when I tell them that there is only .3% THC in my products, that say, ‘Oh, too bad!’ and are disappointed. When I tell them the products are made with Hemp, they were hoping it was made with Cannabis. There is so much stigma around THC and it has been given such a bad reputation, the stigma is so severe, that some people would actually choose death over using this medicinal plant. Then we have Hemp, which if grown legally, should not have more than .3% THC. So, it can’t get you, ‘high.’ THC is the active ingredient that is considered, ‘psychoactive.’ But here is where we arrive at the subject for this blog, what is psychoactive and what’s wrong with it? To some people psychoactive means, ‘being high,’ means you act silly, laugh alot, smile, eat a lot of food… right? This is what most people consider, ‘being high’ or that’s what they think it is, anyway. And for some, depending on their consumption, and many other factors, this can be what it’s like. Especially, for a ‘recreational user,’ who is just trying to have fun. But, what if, the people who were afraid of a psychoactive component didn’t have anything to be afraid of? What if, ‘psychoactive’ meant having a different way of looking at things… what if, ‘psychoactive’ meant being more creative…what if, ‘psychoactive’ meant feeling more relaxed…what if ‘psychoactive’ meant having more patience…what if ‘psychoactive’ meant that it gave you a different perspective…what if ‘psychoactive’ meant that you were stimulating parts of your brain that you never have before? Do you see where I’m going with this? Psychoactive does not have to mean ‘getting high.’ Psychoactive does not have to mean ‘detrimental’…it means that it alters your perception, your consciousness, you’re way of looking at things, if you are an uptight, aggravated, impatient, sad, depressed, anxious, sleepless, irritable person, would that be such a bad thing? And for those of you who are reading this and are completely like, ‘I am perfect, just the way I am, and don’t need to ever look at things differently or open up my mind, at all, ever. ‘ You too, can benefit from the Cannabis plant, without any of the psychoactivity. CBD mitigates the effects of THC. Meaning that if you use a plant that has higher proportions of CBD in it, than THC, that you will not feel ‘high.’ But the THC will still be there, so you will be able to achieve the benefits from it, without the psychoactive component. All you would need to do, is when purchasing your product, you would ask about the CBD/THC ratio and you can experiment with it. Then you don’t have to worry about having your mind or perception or consciousness adjusted at all, because of the higher percentage of CBD, but your body will receive all of the benefits of the THC, and depending on what medical condition you have, you need it! Everyone has an Endocannabinoid System with CB1 and CB2 receptors all throughout our bodies, regulating just about every physiological function that we have. And depending on each individual, some have medical conditions because they are so deficient and would benefit greatly by using CBD and THC. Both of these are cannabinoids found in the Hemp/Cannabis plant. There are many medical conditions that are Endocannabinoid deficiencies such as, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, IBS, menstrual cramps, migraines, MS, Seizure Disorders, etc. what does that mean? That means that if people who suffer from those conditions took CBD/THC oil they would be able to overcome these conditions. They have found that children who suffer from ADD, ADHD and Autism function better, communicate more clearly and are more vocal using CBD/THC oil versus pharmaceutical medications that have never been tested on children, because that would be illegal. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that you have to have the THC to receive the benefits of this plant. I’ve been producing products with CBD oil and I have had amazing results from the folks who have used my products, suffering from all kinds of conditions and ailments, but what I am saying is you don’t need to look down your nose at people who do choose to use CBD oil that has THC in it. That you don’t need to judge people who choose to smoke cannabis, or vape cannabis, or eat cannabis, etc., because they have not been tricked by all the propaganda and the stigma around it, because they choose to use a medicine with no side effects, that is non-toxic, that has no lethal overdose, that they know that if their child or baby comes across it accidentally, will not die ….and that that is their own choice.