Posted on

what is cbd oil like

Another major difference in smoking CBD flower vs. taking a tincture oil is that you are getting many of the beneficial terpenes in the plant. The terpenes themself also help create a calming and relaxing effect.

Recent research has also suggested that CBD actually contains more of the cannabis plant’s healing properties, so it makes sense that people are turning to it for help. It’s also interesting to note that CBD counteracts the intoxicating effects of THC. Many medical marijuana users choose to use CBD along side their THC regimen to stay functional throughout the day.

Update: In some cases, smoking CBD flower might make you feel VERY relaxed – and almost high. Especially for people that have never smoked marijuana.

How does SMOKING CBD feel?

How long it takes for CBD oil to take affect varies, but more on that, here.

CBD on the other hand, is found in the hemp plant, and also provides loads of medicinal benefits…but without the high. If you are looking to get medicinal and therapeutic benefits from cannabis, but fear the intoxicating effects of THC, then definitely consider CBD – there are zero intoxicating effects associated with usage.

CBD is similar in that there are zero intoxicating effects, but there are loads of medicinal benefits; it’s essentially weed without the euphoric feelings.

There are hundreds of different cannabinoids found in the marijuana and hemp plants, all having different medicinal and therapeutic benefits. The two main cannabinoids are THC and CBD.

Instead, CBD is thought to influence other receptors, including opioid receptors that regulate pain and glycine receptors involved in the regulation of the “feel-good” hormone and neurotransmitter serotonin.

Scientists believe that CBD reduces nerve pain by binding to glycine receptors in the brain that regulate the speed at which nerve signals pass between nerve cells.

Health Benefits

In all but a few studies, lower doses of CBD (10 milligrams per kilogram, mg/kg, or less) improved some symptoms of anxiety. Higher doses (100 mg/kg or more) exhibited virtually no effect.

CBD shows promise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, suggests a 2015 review of studies in the journal Neurotherapeutics.   According to the investigators, CBD demonstrated potent anxiolytic (anxiety-relieving) effects in animal research, albeit with counterintuitive results.

However, the effect of CBD on each addiction type was often very different. With opioid addiction, for example, CBD showed little effect in minimizing withdrawal symptoms in the absence of THC. By contrast, CBD on its own appeared effective in minimizing drug-seeking behaviors in users of cocaine, methamphetamine, and other psychostimulant drugs.