As a CBD formulator, I get this all of the time when folks approach my booth and I ask them if they are familiar with CBD products. Many of them get a smirk on their face and a twinkle in their eye and they say, ‘Yea, I am,’ enthusiastically! When I ask if they’d like to try a couple of drops under their tongue, some say, ‘I just burned one before I came here, got my CBD’s! Hee hee’ But what they don’t realize is that most recreational growers have tried to breed the CBD OUT of their plants or to a minimum.
You see, CBD mitigates the effects of THC…meaning that it prevents you from getting super high. It evens it out for you, which is great for someone who needs the benefits of THC, but feels paranoia or anxiety or just a ‘high’ that they don’t want to experience. But they don’t want to turn to pharmaceuticals, these patients can experiment with CBD AND THC together. By finding that perfect balance for yourself, you can not only balance out the effects of the THC, but also gain the benefits of the CBD. So, by balancing out one, you are not losing anything, you are actually gaining. Combining the two actually stimulates what’s called ‘The Entourage Effect’ which is the subject of another blog previously written…. /The Entourage Effect~
Because CBD mitigates the effects of THC, most recreational growers have bred the CBD out of many popular strains that people smoke. As a recreational grower, job security lies not in a product with no psychoactive component to it that will not get you high. Most recreational users are looking for and enjoy the psychoactive component. Many folks who enter my booth or inquire about my products are disappointed when I tell them that there is no psychoactive component to our products.
For patients who go to a dispensary for their medicine containing THC and CBD there is a ratio on the container such as 2:1 this would mean 2 parts THC to one part CBD, you’d have to check tho, some do it the other way around, CBD: THC…it usually will say right next to it, such as, 2:1 THC/CBD so that you know which one is first. If you were looking for something with no psychoactive component, you would be looking more for a 2:1 ratio with CBD first, so that most of it is CBD, not THC. If you try it out at night when you don’t have to see anyone, drive anywhere, etc. you can experiment with it to find the perfect balance for yourself. If you can’t find the perfect balance being offered, you can adjust yourself, by adding a few drops of CBD oil to up your CBD dose. And that is the beauty of it, is that it is a safe medicine that you can experiment with and not have to worry about overdosing or taking too much. If you take too much, you might get tired or feel silly, nothing to really worry too much about and if you don’t like it, you’ll fall asleep easily if you try!
All of the information included in this blog are strictly for informational purposes, and are not meant to replace the advice of a physician….