CBD is for medical reasons alone: A lot of people think that CBD is for medical use alone and THC is for recreational use. But things don’t work like that. Of course, there are so many medical applications of CBD but there are some recreational users that enjoy strains where CBD balances the psychoactive effects of THC nicely to create a relaxing and alert effect at the same time.
CBD converts to THC in the body: There has been a widespread rumor that the gastric acids in the digestive system of the body convert CBD to THC. But Ricardo Oliveira of LifetNews.com explains that as far as scientific research is concerned, there is no human enzyme that can convert CBD to THC. Clinical trials that measured the content of marijuana in the blood has never seen anything to show that CBD converts to THC in the body. Patients that use CBD have not reported any THC effects.
Scientific research has shown that CBD does not work: This is not true. The DEA has a strong anti-CBD stance that scares away scientists and investors that will like to research further on the role of CBD in healthcare. There has been in vitro research that shows that CBD has antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-seizure, antioxidant, antioxidant, anti-psychotic and analgesic properties.
CBD works better itself: CBD can be isolated but there is nothing to prove that it works better on its own. Dr. Raphael Mechoulam from Israel discovered that when in many medical cannabis strains the Cannabinoids compounds were combined and worked synergistically to increase the healing power of the binding molecule. This was called the entourage effect and shows that the usage of whole marijuana plants is more effective than isolated elements.
CBD is a sedative: From a technical point of view, CBD is not a sedative. There is another cannabidiol called Myrcene that produces a sedative effect in marijuana. Research has shown that low and moderate quantities of CBD increase focus and alertness. Insomnia may even occur. But when CBD is consumed heavily, there is a relaxing full-body sedation that can be regulated by changing the THC ratio and dosages.
CBD is the same everywhere: There have been various misleading and untrusted CBD products in the market. Various states in the country have improved regulation, quality control and transparency but enforcement has not been strict. The providers may not be legally allowed to ship the products, they can still ship them easily. These products are not well regulated and so their quality, authenticity and performance cannot be validated. There is a need for third-party laboratory testing, content level checking, test of strength, test of ingredients, seed-to-sale tracking etc.
CBD-only regulation works well for patients: This is not true. There are 18 states where CBD-only marijuana has been approved. A lot of these states indicate the medical conditions that CBD-only marijuana can treat. But the lists of diseases that are allowed are not consistent so there are some patients who need these medications that are excluded from the lists. In general, whole plant therapies are better for treating some illnesses that cannot be treated by CBD-only medicine.
A lot of medical patients have benefited a lot from CBD. A lot of them have received CBD-based treatments for epilepsy, migraines, depression, general anxiety, insomnia, appetite issues, PTSD, chronic pain etc. There are strains where CBD balances with THC to add a relaxing effect to the psychoactive effects of THC. But due to the general misconceptions about marijuana, there has been very little research on it and a lot of people remain ignorant.