Despite the fact that more than 30 states in the US have legalized medical marijuana, people still believe in numerous myths about cannabis usage and products. Let’s start by talking of cannabis basics first. The cannabis or marijuana plant has more than a hundred different cannabinoids or chemical compounds, of which THC is the only one that’s psychoactive. CBD is another cannabinoid that’s known to have therapeutic benefits, and the plant also contains terpenes, which are essential oils, and flavonoids, which add to the taste, aroma & texture.
Today, you can have your Arizona medical marijuana card and buy your supplies from a cannabis store in Phoenix easily. Before that, do check some of the common myths about cannabis use.
- CBD products will cause a high
CBD is known to have some properties that can reduce inflammation, pain and may be useful in treatment of issues like depression, anxiety and stress. CBD skincare products are also popular these days, and you can find numerous products, including tinctures, oils and concentrates. However, it’s a common myth that CBD products will produce a high or cause euphoria, because these are designed to have minimal amount of THC. In fact, most CBD products are made from hemp – the least processed variant of cannabis and contain only 0.3% of THC or less.
- Consuming edibles is pointless
Another common myth is smoking is the best choice for consuming and using cannabis. While smoking and vaping produce instant results, edibles are not far behind. You need to understand that the edibles have to be digested by the body before the effects can be experienced, and therefore, the ‘high’ only sets in after 30 minutes or so. The good news is edibles can keep you in that state of mind for a considerably longer period of time, often for 10 hours or more.
- Anyone can use concentrates
No – This is an absolute no. If you are new to cannabis – regardless of your purpose for use, you need not consume cannabis concentrates. Concentrates are great for sure and contain a much higher levels of THC and other plant compounds, but these are not for everyone. Smoking a good strain is just more than enough to get the medical benefits, and if you are against smoking, consider options like vaping or making your own edibles at home.
Concentrates should be used with care, and a little goes a long way.