Over the last few years, Cannabidiol, one of the components of the cannabis plant together with THC, has been getting a lot of attention due to its help in alleviating anxiety, anti-inflammatory, anti-psychotic effects among others. As these potentials inflate, so do the studies to prove the benefits do.
Some of these studies focus on the main concern of the target population of medical marijuana which is if CBD can get a patient high. Since CBD is almost always incorporated with THC, it is reasonable tendency for people to think it has similar effects. These studies aim to show that THC is at the end of the pole from CBD. For one, THC is found in high quantities in marijuana and low in hemp, total opposite in the case of CBD. To extract CBD oil, growers cultivate hemp in order to produce a product not contaminated by THC. Another is THC being often associated psychotic disorders due to its psychotropic effects, CBD shows promise in being a useful therapy for those kinds of disorders as well.
While more people still doubt the difference of CBD from THC, more research is being conducted and shows that the two compounds have observably different mechanism on the brain receptors.
However, further studies are still being conducted to solidify the potential “disadvantages” of CBD to the healthcare community.