The story of the evolution of cannabis has been an interesting one.
Earlier-cannabis sold in the black market, say from the 1980s, was very high in CBD but low in psychoactive THC. You may be a little surprised at reading this but samples from the said decade contain no more than 3.7% THC.
So, if you were thinking that high-potency cannabis – better known by the name Skunk in the UK – has been prevalent ever since, you might want to give it a second thought.
With the progression of time, the CBD content in marijuana began to decrease while the ‘Euphoric’ THC started to ‘exponentially’ increase.
This is rather worrisome as CBD has always been portrayed as the superior one with a plethora of health benefits as compared to THC, which has largely been ignored because of the stigma attached to its psychotic effects.
What we tend to forget is that THC is also a cannabinoid extracted from the same plant whose all other known cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are useful to human beings in some form. In fact, some studies have even gone out of the way to suggest that the medicinal benefits of cannabis are mostly due to THC and not because of CBD.
Therefore, adding a little THC to your CBD dose shouldn’t be much of an issue.
Why you should consider adding some THC to CBD?
Although CBD’s resume is in itself impressive, it can be enhanced by adding a little THC.
Recent research suggests that the two cannabinoids work together to produce synergistic health effects.
In case you are not yet acquainted with the term, synergistic effects refer to the enhanced therapeutic benefits that the cannabinoids produce while working in unison (CBD + THC in this case).
This means that while the cannabinoids may be ‘good’ working alone, they become ‘great’ working together.
Renowned cannabis physician Jordan Tishler is of the view that the health benefits of CBD wear off with time, say after a few months; however, they can be made to stay for longer if a little THC is incorporated.
The two cannabinoids also interact with each other in what is known as the entourage effect. CBD also returns the favor to THC by reducing the latter’s sedative and appetite-inducing effects.
Thus, fusing the two would lead to the inception of a product with greater muscle relaxant potential yet reduced cognitive impairment.
In simple words, the sum of two is always greater than either part.