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The Marijuana Myth of ‘Laid Back’

by the Harvester of Wellness, Pattie Meyer

Many people report using marijuana to cope with anxiety, especially those with social anxiety disorder.

However, what many do not know is that while lower dosages of THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis) can reduce anxiety, higher doses can increase it.

Frequent cannabis use is also a potential risk factor for violence and aggression*. It is also important to note that in the '80s, marijuana used to have a THC concentration of 2-5 %, while today the quintessential psychoactive substance could go up to 25 % - marketed as ‘more is better’.

Conversely, CBD appears to decrease anxiety at all doses that have been tested.

CBD Alternative

Unlike THC, CBD lacks the psychoactive properties that create the “high” sensation in cannabis products. Instead, it provides your body with soothing feelings that can help mitigate anxiety, pain, insomnia, depression and even seizures.

So what’s the difference between CBD and THC?

Both hemp and marijuana plants are of the same species - cannabis. The primary differentiating factor between the two is the level of THC that you will find contained within the flowers that these plants produce. While the definition varies from state to state, you will typically find that any cannabis plants that produce flower with less than 0.3% THC will be considered hemp, while those that contain more than 0.3% THC are considered marijuana plants.

What are the CBD options?

CBD can be ingested (Gummies, Capsules), smoked (prerolls/flower), and/or balms. We like to call it, ‘Wellness, without the high’. As with any product, choosing a reliable and premium product is the key. There is significant evidence that CBD is effective at treating insomnia, anxiety and pain provided that proper dosages are applied

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