As many people are aware of the potential addictiveness of cannabis as a whole, there are still questions as to whether you can get addicted to cannabis or CBD oil.
CBD is one of the major compounds that can be found in cannabis and have been heavily utilised in things like edible gummies and brownies due to their vast popularity.
This is why many people seen to question CBD addictions and the effects that they may have on people or perhaps if they are even possible in the first place.
Throughout this blog we are going to be discussing addictions to cannabis and CBD oils as well as when you should begin to worry about these kinds of issues.
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CBD oil, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is slightly different to cannabis oil in that the latter has much more THC in it, actually being composed of around 90% THC.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is a psychoactive compound that is found in cannabis that produces the high that we commonly associate with marajuana intake.
Once taken, THC enters the bloodstream and makes its way into the brain and attaches itself to the endocannabinoid receptors which are commonly associated with things such as pleasure, memory, movement and thought.
Unlike the THC in cannabis oil, CBD does not produce the psychoactive effects that cannabis oil does and is generally seen as much less dangerous.
Because of this, CBD has been deemed not addictive by the World Health Organisation due to the lower amount of THC and the fact that they do not show any signs of having addictive effects upon humans.
Cannabis oil is an overarching idiom that encompasses CBD oil among other things so is therefore a rather broad term for these kinds of cannabis related products.
As we have previously dicussed above, there tend to be zero psychoactive effects to CBD however it does have its fair share of effects.
These include but are not limited to treating certain disorders and diseases, providing a number of mental health benefits as well as relief to some mental health conditions.
While there has been some research done into the following topics, there is still more research needed to fully determine whether these things are true, meaning that these are simply hypotheses.
Continue reading to find out more about the effects and the potential benefits that it can present to a person.
Recent research has shown that CBD may have an effect on seizures that are caused by epilepsy and are able to reduce the frequency and severity of them.
This has caused the FDA to approve CBD prescriptions for people with very rare forms of severe epilepsy.
There is also plenty of research that supports the hypothesis that CBD can be used to alleviate symptoms of anxiety.
Recent studies have shown that cannabidiol is incredibly effective at reducing the effects of generalised anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder.
Along with the amazing benefits above, CBD has also been shown to have a positive effect on the symptoms of depression.
It has been found that CBD has an effect on the way in which the brain responds to serotonin and could, therefore, have an effect similar to that of an antidepressant drug.
While some studies have found that there are some great mental and physical health benefits and does not appear to be addictive, there are still some side effects that may become larger issues in the long term.
When taking CBD, one of the more common side effects that people tend to experience is a feeling of drowsiness when consuming it at great length.
This effect can be made even worse when you consider that the user may be taking other sedative medications, in which the effect will be greatly increased by the use of CBD.
Another farly common side effect that people seem to notice when using CBD regularly is that they have a particularly dry mouth and eyes, also known as “cotton mouth”.
While this is an effect more likely to occur when taking THC, this does not limit the effect to not occur in CBD as well.
In some scenarios, a perso who is taking CBD oils may begin to feel nauseous perhaps due to intaking too much or perhaps just due to the unique effects it can have on an individual.
This is not something that you should be concerned about in the long term however is potentially a reason why you may wish to stop taking CBD supplements.
To conclude, there are a number of different types of cannabis oils, the most prominent being CBD oil and there is a very low likelihood of becoming addicted to these substances.
Cannabis oil is a very broad term with all types having varying amounts of THC in them, making some more likely to form an addiction than others.
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