There’s this belief among many casual marijuana users or people in public that CBD is the cannabinoid that
gives marijuana all its medicinal value, and THC is the one that gets you high. But that isn’t necessarily true.
THC does have medicinal effects that do not occur with CBD. Likewise, there are dozens of other cannabinoids in
marijuana that have various positive medical benefits that have nothing to do with CBD. So yes, CBD is good and
has a lot of medical value, but so do other cannabinoids.
Considering how many products there are that only contain CBD and not THC, you might
think that CBD is best when it’s by itself. But that isn’t true. Studies have shown that THC and CBD work
synergistically, meaning that the presence of one enhances the effects of the
other. So actually, CBD works best WITH THC.
CBD can treat virtually anything. And while there are certainly a lot of conditions that are helped by CBD,
there are still plenty more it doesn’t affect. And in fact we don’t havee a ton of scientific research that
backs up how CBD affects many conditions people use it for.
CBD is good for you, therefore the more you take, the better it is for you. However, that’s not necessarily the
case. A lot of times, lower doses of CBD are actually more effective particularly if you’re consuming it with
Many states in America without legalized medical marijuana have legalized CBD products with little to no THC in
them. They often argue that since CBD is the part of marijuana with all the benefits, this is good enough. But
as we pointed out with points one and two on this list CBD isn’t the only part of marijuana with medical
benefits, and CBD often works better with regular doses of THC as well.
Last month Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp farming and products. This also means that
hemp-derived CBD products are now legal as well. However, marijuana is a far superior source for CBD than hemp.
Hemp contains very little amounts of CBD, so you have to grow a lot of it to get a little bit of CBD. But most
cannabis has a decent amount cf CBD, so you don’t need to grow as much of it. And making CBD in a lab is also
not ideal because lab-made CBD lacks the other cannabinoids and terpenes that help enhance and supplement the
effects of CBD.