Five misconceptions about cannabidiol

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  1. CBD can get you highBecause THC and CBD both yield from the marijuana plant, many assume that, like THC, using CBD will get you high. While this is a genuine concern, it is completely false. Within our body’s central nervous system is a group of receptors called the Endocannabinoid System, which researchers believe controls our appetite, mood, pain sensation, memory, and other important functions. Within the Endocannabinoid System are several different receptors, one of which is the CB1 receptor. When the CB1 receptor comes into contact with THC, it causes the psychoactive effects associated with “getting high;” however, when the CB1 receptor comes into contact with CBD, not only does it not cause psychoactive effects, it actually blocks THC from interacting with the CB1 receptor. This allows CBD to inhibit some of the negative effects caused by THC, such as anxiety and memory loss.
  2. CBD is more effective without THC It was previously believed that CBD in its isolated form was more potent and concentrated than full spectrum CBD; however, in 2015, the theory was debunked by a study from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor

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