What are the real dangers of CBD ?
Cannabis is an everlasting topic of debate and has never been so trendy. Some people say that this drug has many benefits and benefits on the human body, others say that it is extremely harmful if not consumed for medical purposes.
But to silence the critics, the pharmaceutical industry has come out with a substitute for cannabis, called CBD (cannabidiol) which they claim brings all the benefits of the plant but is dangerous to the health of consumers. We will see throughout this article if CBD is really as innocent as we think.
What is CBD (cannabidiol)?
First of all, let’s talk about this new substance that is supposed to replace the classic cannabis plant.
Cannabidiol (CBD), is extracted from a variety of hemp called sativa, which contains a very low content of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
CBD can be found in different forms for consumption:
- CBD crystals;
- Liquids of vaporizer;
- Capsules that can be ingested orally;
- Ointments for care;
- Classic oil.
is the active ingredient of cannabis, it is he who causes the euphoric effects felt by consumers. But as it is present in low content in CBD, the effects felt by the consumers of this oil are not similar to those who directly consume cannabis bought in the black market.
It is important to point out that CBD distributors play on these arguments to say that their product is not harmful since it is low in THC, and that on the contrary, it has many benefits for our body but, is this really the case? We will try to answer this question in the following points.
Classic cannabis or CBD?
The marketing for CBD constantly claims that it can be used as a substitute for the classic cannabis plant, as it does not cause the same effect at all, and even if consumed in large doses, it will only cause the consumer to fall asleep in the worst case scenario.
Classic cannabis is used by its consumers for recreational purposes:
- Feeling of lightness ;
- Constant well-being;
And in the long run, it can cause serious consequences on its consumer, including addiction, which leads to always wanting more. It should be noted that CBD does not cause the same effects as those of the cannabis plant, but there is still a subject of debate as to whether it is really so harmless.
The harmfulness of CBD
The THC content of CBD and cannabis oil is not the same, but it does contain THC.
There are many arguments in favor of CBD, like solving anxiety, but there are some points to be aware of, namely :
Is CBD really not a psychotropic drug?
According to the scientific definition of a psychotropic product, CBD is indeed a psychotropic product. However, it causes the consumer a feeling of abnormal well-being, it releases a large dose of dopamine, and could over time make him/her addictive to this substance, this is one of the effects that can be observed over the long term if one consumes classic cannabis.
Do we really have much hindsight on this product to say that it is harmless?
CBD is a recently appeared substance, and like any invention, it takes time to know if it does not really have any harm for human health. It remains to be seen in the studies that will be carried out in the future if this product is really not harmful. The side effects related to CBDS if cannabidiol is consumed in large doses can cause diarrhea, a part of appetite, fatigue, drowsiness and even prolonged deep sleep abnormal for our body.
The legalization of this substance, a key point of its toxicity
The legalization of CBD oil leads to the fact, that anyone can get it whenever they want. And if by misfortune people end up consuming large doses, this will have harmful effects for its health on the long term.