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CBD – And Why We Should Be Talking About It More

When most people think of Cannabis, they immediately associate it with:

  • Getting high
  • Rappers
  • Getting high with rappers
  • Being lazy
  • Being completely zoned out
  • And of course; being completely zoned out in a lazy way while getting high with rappers…

…I’m joking of course. But there is an element of truth to this. Cannabis has always got a bad rap, mainly because of how teenage stoner movies portray them. Sure it’s funny from an objective standpoint; but you end up watching the films and thinking, “I would never want to be like those people…”

Like everything, films are exaggerated for comedic effect. Sure you can end up like that. But only if you do the equivalent of downing two bottles of vodka. The vast majority of the time, it is just a nice chilled buzz, like it would be with alcohol if used correctly and responsibly.

But I’m going off on a tangent; that’s not what this post is about…

This post is about CBD, and to give you reasons why it should not be considered taboo. 

In fact, it should be – and is – considered a very viable option for many medical issues. Hopefully once you have finished reading this, you will see why Thailand has made medical Cannabis legal, and why it was such a positive move in the right direction for everyone involved.

First of all, Cannabis has been used to treat a variety of illnesses, disorders and diseases. Such as:

  • Cancer symptoms
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Anxiety
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammation
  • Loss of appetite
  • PTSD
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia

I have gone more into this in other posts, which I will post the link below:

But Wait; This Sounds All Good, But I’m Not A Fan Of Anything That Makes Me Feel Out Of Control.

If that is true, then I have some really good news for you, and I cannot stress this enough:

CBD Cannot Get You High

You see, Cannabis contains hundreds of chemical compounds that can have medical benefits. The most commonly known one of these is called THC. THC is the component that gives you the ‘high’ when consuming Ganja.

CBD however, does not contain that high. It does have psychoactive compounds; but they do not react the same way that THC does with your body. 

This is why when you ingest things like Cannabis tea, it may make you feel a bit more relaxed if you take a lot, sure… but you will never feel uneasy, nor will you have any kind of symptoms associated with a ‘high’. This is simply because there is no high. Not like you see in comedy films anyway…

In fact, there is an excellent web page that explains the differences between CBD and THC which I will post the link below. This post also includes many benefits that both components have on a person when taken.

This means that if you are looking for oils or to drink tea, you can get many of the parks that the entire Cannabis plant can give you, without having to be concerned about the high.

After all, everyone reacts differently in almost every situation, and taking Cannabis is no exception. Some people cannot enjoy the buzz, and that’s OK.

So for them, it is actually a revelation to be able to use CBD – whether it is in oil, gummies, supplements, gels or a mouth spray. We already know that Cannabis has numerous health benefits, but if the thought of the THC side effects bothers you and/or you do not want to take something intoxicating, then CBD needs to be added to your shopping list.

Which goes to show that life isn’t like the movies, and CBD alone will not get you high. Because of this fact alone, we should be discussing this compound so much more to educate the masses. Imagine a world of medical Cannabis where people can actually choose whether they want to experience the high or not…? 

Well, that world actually exists; it is just that many people aren’t aware of it…