Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that reduces and modulates the intoxicating effects of THC.
CBD does not produce psychoactive effects, but it can have calming or relaxing effects in individuals (it does not get you ‘high’ or ‘stoned’).
While consuming CBD you could continue to participate in a variety of activities, including but not limited to:
CAN HELP WITH…
The evidence for CBD’s various therapeutic applications was recently reviewed by Pisanti et al (2017). The range of conditions for which CBD has been assessed is diverse and preliminary evidence indicates that it may be useful treatment for a number of conditions including:
Alzheimer’s disease: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, prevents cell death.
ANXIETY: Reduction of muscle tension & fatigue (in mice), improvement in concentration (in mice). Reduction in social anxiety (in humans).
CANCER: Inhibits cell growth in many types of cancer, induces cancer death.
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES: Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
crohn’s DISEASE: Reduction in complications and symptoms in humans.
DEPRESSION: Anti-depressant effect (in mice).
DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, prevents cell death.
DRUG ADDICTION: Reduction of muscle tension & fatigue (in mice), improvement in concentration (in mice). Reduction in social anxiety (in humans).
EPILEPSY (NOT ALL FORMS): (not all forms)Decrease in seizure.
Huntington’s disease: Neuroprotective, antioxidant in mice, no significant difference in humans.
Inflammatory diseases: Anti-inflammatory properties.
Multiple scleroris: Anti-inflammatory, immune modulator.
Pain (Neuropathy): Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Parkinson’s disease: Reduction in complications and symptoms in humans.
Psychosis: Anti-depressant effect (in mice).
Rheumatoid arthritis: Inhibits inflammatory cell proteins in animals.
Pisanti, S., et al., Cannabidiol: State of the art and new challenges for therapeutic applications. Pharmacol Ther, 2017. 175: p. 133-150.
PLease consume responsibly
Please note: expected durations may vary, evidence is anecdotal and depends on consumption methods and CBD.
People metabolize CBD differently depending on their genetic makeup and previous history with the cannabinoid.It is always suggested to start at a dosage of 10-20mg and adjust as needed. CBD can be taken in a variety of forms including inhalation, oral, sublingual, and topical. Each method of administration has its own benefits.
Consume cannabis responsibly and stop when you have had enough or achieved your desired effects.
Cannabis has a wide range of effects, which are influenced by product category; flower, tincture, capsule, concentrate, edible, etc. There are other features which are also important to keep in mind; route of administration (ROA), dosage, and duration.
When talking about cannabis the most popular ROA is smoking or vaporizing.This is often fast acting and strong in its intoxicating effects.
Inhalation: Smoke / Vaporize
Edibles are long lasting making them excellent candidates for ease of consumption and duration of effect. Start with a minimal dosage (5-10mg) and allow at least 1-2 hours for effects to fully appear.
ORAL: Eat / CONSUME
To apply something sublingually is to apply it under the tongue and allow blood vessels in the mouth to absorb the product. The longer the oil rests under the tongue, the stronger and quicker the effect.
Sublingual: Under the Tongue
>This method does not offer any intoxicating effects but is excellent for localized relief. Topicals produce mild to no psychoactivity (it doesn’t get you high).
TOPICAL: Localized Relief
START LOW GO SLOW
For first time users, cannabis should be consumed slowly in low dosages. This is because everyone metabolizes cannabinoids differently and expected duration may vary. Consume cannabis responsibly and stop when you have had enough or achieved your desired effects