CBD to Buffer the Psychoactive Effects of THC

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Photo Credit: Mass Roots

It's no secret that THC is the cannabinoid responsible for producing the psychoactive effects of marijuana, while CBD provides symptom relief without the feeling of being "high." Both cannabinoids are applicable in the treatment of different symptoms, or they can work together to provide relief through what's termed the "entourage effect." In addition to working together to provide symptom relief, CBD can also work to reduce the psychoactive effects that THC produces. In this way, patients can experience the therapeutic relief of THC without experiencing an overabundance of its side effects. CBD can also buffer against terpenes, like myrcene, in order to reduce unwanted effects like sedation. 

This information has been provided by Mass Roots and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.