3 Cannabis Myths Debunked

1. CBD IS MORE EFFECTIVE WITHOUT THC

Have you heard of the Entourage Effect? Cannabinoids and terpenes work synergistically for maximum therapeutic qualities. That is not to say that isolated CBD is not going to be beneficial, but when given the option opting for whole plant derived cannabis is the way to go. The cannabis plant has countless compounds that contribute to its therapeutic qualities. If you are trying to stick to a CBD heavy ratio, look for numbers like 18:1, 20:1, etc. These ratios will give you more CBD but you will still reap the benefits of the THC and other active compounds without feeling the psychoactive effects.


2. MORE IS BETTER

You would think that more cannabinoids mean more relief. When it comes to cannabis, sometimes less is more. Cannabis has a biphasic effect, meaning that high versus low doses can cause opposite effects. For example taking 5-10mg of a 18:1 CBD tincture may give you anti-anxiety effects, but taking 100mg may increase your anxiety and paranoia. Finding your cannabis “sweet spot” is important. This is done through the process of microdosing, starting low and increasing slowly until you find the dose that gives you maximum relief. Some would be surprised that small and moderate doses may work better than higher doses. 


3. ALL CANNABIS GETS YOU HIGH 

THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis; the culprit for the “high” that you feel when you ingest cannabis. But you can ingest cannabis without the psychoactive feeling. This is where microdosing makes its appearance again. In order to avoid a high you can microdose, starting with a small dose and slowly increasing until you are at a comfortable dose without feeling "high". Another option are acid based tinctures: CBDa and THCa. These tincture are made from unconverted compounds, meaning they cannot get you high, yes even the THCa. 


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