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Is CBD Psychoactive

Is CBD Psychoactive or Not?

One of the most common errors made concerning CBD, or cannabidiol, is that it is not psychoactive. Declaring it non-psychoactive helps to distance it from THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the molecule that has very psychoactive effects on the brain and produces a high or euphoric effect. Also, if CBD is considered non-psychoactive, most people would assume that it is safer than THC. But the truth is that CBD is psychoactive and has well-studied effects on the brain, body and mind. The...

CBD and Arthritis: In the Words of the Arthritis Foundation

CBD is used for many reasons, but among older adults in the United States, it is primarily used to treat arthritis and chronic joint pain. This got the attention of the Arthritis Foundation which conducted a survey of 2,600 individuals and found that 79% are currently using CBD, have used it in the past or are considering using it soon to help manage their arthritis pain. Since CBD appears to be safe and helpful for certain types of pain, the...

Who Is Using CBD and Why

Who Is Using CBD and Why?

A recent and interesting report provides a cross-sectional snapshot of people who use cannabidiol or CBD for various reasons. It appears that almost 62% of participants in the study use CBD for very specific and targeted health issues including pain, anxiety, depression and sleep difficulties. When it came to describing how CBD helped with these conditions, 36% of respondents reported that CBD helped very well by itself. A little over 4% indicated CBD did not help much. It was also...