Parts of America remain terrified of THC – especially of its "psycho-active" effects – and in trying to hold back the acceptance and legality of medical cannabis have turned to (supposedly "non-psychoactive") CBD as their "great non-high hope."

Yesterday's "Medical Minute" post by Dr. Andrew Talbott, TRUCE's Medical Advisor pointed out why the terms psychoactive and non-psychoactive are consistently misused in regard to cannabis, and further why the euphoric effects of THC are very often part of medical cannabis' therapeutic efficacy.

And building on that this article explains why full spectrum medicine, even if it doesn't have a lot of THC can be more effective than CBD-only medicines even when the degree of euphoria is minor or nearly imperceptible.

It also details the lost promise obscured by fad uses of CBD:

"[Today] you can buy CBD ice cream in Texas. Cannabidiol is officially “trendy.” Capsules, tinctures, ointments, and oils containing the compound can be readily purchased online (as well as at gas stations and hair salons nationwide), and the legalization of hemp farming this December via the most recent US Farm Bill means that this rapidly growing market segment will likely expand exponentially over the next five years.

All good news, even if the recent media focus on shiny objects like CBD-infused cocktails has threatened to crowd out significant research showing cannabidiol has tremendous promise in treating cancer, diabetes, head trauma, chronic pain, neurodegenerative disease, depression, anxiety, and addiction.

But unfortunately, along the way, there’s been a lot of shady operators selling CBD in a largely unregulated grey market, and as a result, a ton of misinformation has attached itself to this potentially life-saving cannabinoid."

A good read. Recommended….


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