There is no shrinking off the fact that CBD is one of the best cannabinoids to be used for the treatment of many severe health issues. But is it true that if you have traces of THC, the infamous psychoactive cannabinoid, in CBD, it will work better?
Wait, hold on, getting to the end of this is necessary, but let’s go slow. Before we start to dwell on the issue of CBD possibly working better with THC, we need to elaborate on why people are hesitant to try THC on its own.
Why Are People Hesitant to Use THC?
People are quite apprehensive when it comes to the subject of consuming THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol. Why is that? THC is mostly believed to be the cannabinoid responsible for extreme intoxication effects in the cannabis user. It does deliver many of the important therapeutic benefits but the high inducing effects of this cannabinoid overshadow any of its advantages.
Most often than not people who consume THC in any form are looking to get high. Which is why there is a certain level of guardedness among the patients which hinders them from using THC.
What if we tell you that in combination with CBD there is a strong possibility for the intoxication effects of THC to be cut down? Wouldn’t it be truly wonderful if we could combine the goodness of CBD with THC while ensuring that the psychoactive effects are not felt by the user? Let us see how we can make that possible.
CBD+THC: How Does This Work?
Essentially CBD has three types:
- Isolate CBD, the purest form of CBD that contains no other cannabinoids in it.
- Broad Spectrum CBD which naturally contains a few of the other cannabinoids but not THC.
- Full Spectrum CBD which is a type of CBD that will contain cannabinoids like THC, terpenes, and other substances in it.
Containing THC in the very formulation, full-spectrum CBD naturally combines the benefits of CBD with THC and other cannabinoids. As per reliable studies, it was found out that CBD in combination with these other cannabinoids is stronger and much more beneficial for the patients. All of these beneficial aspects are owed to the entourage effect.
The Entourage effect is nothing but what we have already stated. However, to define it accurately we can say that it is the phenomenon of THC and CBD working effectively to relieve the patients of severe symptoms of their health conditions.
It is obvious that the level of THC cannot be more than 0.3%, because it has been specified by the Federal government in the 2018 Farm’s Law. Despite this law protecting the use of CBD with less than 0.3% THC in it, it is still beneficial for the patients to be in possession of a medical marijuana card.
Even in states like California where the recreational use of cannabis is legal, it will be in the best interest of the patient to consult a California medical marijuana doctor and get their cards. It is advisable because THC is a risky component to consume without proper attention. In direct answer to the title we can say that, yes, CBD definitely works better if it contains traces of THC in it.