End of the prejudices vis-à-vis the CBD? This molecule is good for you!
The amalgams between illegal cannabis and CBD flowers
For many years the illegal cannabis in France due to the presence of THC in flowers (the psychotropic component) was stigmatized and any study of the plant was very complicated and potential applications put aside. We analyze below the positive sides of this plant and try to clarify the points of shadow that remain about it. Do not hesitate to consult our special guide What should you know about CBD in 2021? to know more.
What does THC do?
In order to be able to make an objective comparison, let us recall the effects of THC. It should be mentioned that cannabis containing THC is illegal in France. The active dose is extremely variable depending on the individual and the mode of consumption. Most people who consume THC smoke it. The cannabinoid receptors in the brain are very sensitive to it and the “hovering” effect can be observed almost immediately. This is why THC is considered psychoactive and strictly regulated.
It is estimated that it takes between 24 and 48 hours for the psychotropic substances in THC to be eliminated from the body. However, the presence of certain substances in the urine can be detected at least a week after consumption and up to a month for regular users.
Even if the molecule is banned in France, scientists are increasingly interested in the therapeutic benefits it could have. the decree of October 7, 2020 authorizes for the first time in France a series of experiments for the medical use of cannabis.
What are the effects of CBD?
Let us now look at the effects of CBD in order to do a comparative analysis. The Cannabis Sativa plant (scientific name) which contains less than 0.2% THC is legal in France and in most European countries. This is probably due to the fact that CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive at all.
Even though THC and CBD are part of the same family, cannabinoids, their action on our body is very different. Generally speaking, we can say that the CBD molecule is less potent than that of THC.
By consuming CBD, no “high” effect, no “high” and especially no strong psychoactive effects such as paranoia.
CBD consumers describe their experience in much milder terms: restful, relaxing, soothing. As a result, the CBD can be consumed with confidence on a daily basis.
The CBD flower, which in appearance is quite similar to that which contains THC, can be consumed with the same methods. Today, CBD is already adopted by some people who have been able to ignore prejudices.
Note for example the use by people in THC withdrawal which find in the CBD the same aromas and flavors, we can also cite anxiety-prone people who consume CBD for its relaxing effects. Even though the clinical studies which scientifically confirm the action of CBD in various cases, the experiences of consumers are categorical: CBD makes them feel good.