There are a lot of information in the internet that tell you cannabis is bad for you. But then again, if you dig deeper, there are tons more that tell you that this plant is good. Confusing, right? So let’s dig a little deeper into cannabis and see what is good and what’s not.
Myth: The whole plant is addictive.
Fact: Marijuana is not addictive. In fact, the cannabinoid that produces the “high” we all know about is the THC. CBD though…now that’s the cannabinoid that doesn’t produce psychoactive effects. This is why researchers are focusing on CBD right now in the hopes of using this cannabinoid as a form of medicine for illnesses. So if you’re after the medicinal benefits of cannabis, CBD is what you need to focus on. If you’re after the “high” cannabis gives, there’s THC for you.
Myth: Cannabis can’t really cure diseases.
Fact: If you believe this, then I suggest you read more! There are tons of researches, studies, and clinical trials that the cannabinoids found in cannabis all have medical benefits…yes, including THC! CBD can be used in the treatment of anxiety and depression. It can even help treat epilepsy, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, cancer, and insomnia. Want more? They’re good antibacterial and antifungal, too! Here’s another wonderful thing about CBD…CBD can decrease the adverse side effects of THC.
Myth: Synthetic cannabinoid can work just as well as phytocannabinoids.
Fact: Nope! Here’s where cannabinoids get a little tricky. Marinol is a synthetic THC drug that acts like the real THC without its addictive and psychoactive effects, of course. And it’s FDA-approved, too! This would have been great since it’s pretty effective, but the side effects though, they’re scary! Now, CBD offers the same benefits, minus the side effects. Why? Because CBD has the ability to treat diseases and it has neuroprotective antioxidants, which makes it an even more potent drug.
So, there… is cannabis really bad for you?