Cannabidiol products are gaining prominence as legislation prohibiting the medicinal use of cannabis and its by-products around the world, particularly in the United States, is struck down. Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a cannabinoid that stems from the cannabis plant.
Marijuana edibles have existed for a long time, and people have consumed them for the psychoactive quality that cannabis’ tetrahydrocannabinol, or ‘THC’, cannabinoid gives. Here are some of the benefits that these products might have compared to their marijuana-based cousins:
Lack of a psychoactive high
The primary difference between CBD and other marijuana-based edibles is that cannabidiol consumables do not provide a psychotropic ‘high’. CBD edibles are for those interested in taking advantage of the medicinal benefits of cannabis products but without the potential of a psychoactive high.
So, if you’re looking into tapping these benefits without getting high, CBD products do not offer a psychotropic high, and therefore do not demand a mental and emotional investment from their consumers. Contrary to THC products, cannabidiol products only lift up the user’s mood, offering a mild pick-me-up that diminishes their aches and pains while boosting optimism and helping them get through their day with more energy and positivity.
Compared to smoking or vaping, the effects of CBD edibles may take longer to kick in, ranging from half an hour to two hours. However, compared to the effects of inhalation that most often last for less than an hour, consuming edibles provides long-lasting release as you digest the foodstuffs containing the cannabidiol. In some cases, you can feel the CBD effects of two and four hours longer than other marijuana consumables.
Healthier on the lungs
The adverse effects of smoking substances, including tobacco and marijuana, have been known and well researched for many decades. However, we are still uncertain of what kind of negative impact that the vaping of hot oil could have on our respiratory system. This is where CBD edibles come in. By consuming an edible, you avoid running the risk of inhaling potentially toxic substances, like thinning agents PEG (polyethylene glycol) and PG (propylene glycol).
Little to no side effects
Compared to psychotropic marijuana consumables, the adverse consequences of consuming CBD edibles are close to non-existent in lower doses. A 2006 study from the Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research suggests that users can consume cannabidiol products at many different doses and be free of side effects.
A variety of medicinal uses
Besides offering relief from chronic pains and treating types of epilepsy and other serious conditions, CBD consumables can aid even as an alternative to over-the-counter remedies to everyday aches. In fact, research has found cannabidiol products to work as well against headaches, small injuries, and aches as anti-inflammatory painkillers like ibuprofen, but without the potential damage to the gastrointestinal tract.
Research on CBD edibles is still developing with each day, but with so many recorded benefits already on the table, they provide a healthier alternative to many who could be unhappy with more traditional remedies.