The stereotype is that marijuana makes you stupid. This certainly seems to happen in the short run. A 2016 study led by Staci Gruber, Ph.D. suggests that medical marijuana may actually improve executive functioning in adults.
Does your doctor need to know if you take CBD or THC? Probably. CBD can interact with some medications and THC can rarely cause some very troubling symptoms.
If you are interested in edibles there is one really easy way to get started. The easiest edibles are “firecrackers.” These consist of graham crackers, peanut butter and cannabis.
While THC may increase the risk of psychosis CBD may actually help treat psychosis. How? An interesting study sheds some light.
Patagonia created an excellent video putting hemp into perspective.
It’s easy to make a homemade hemp salve to help soothe your achy joints. I use it at night for arthritis pain in my hands.
Raw, unheated cannabis contains mostly CBDA and THCA. They are in an “acid form” and not available at THC or CBD to the body.
A company called “Strain Genie” claims to be able to analyze your DNA and tell you how cannabis will affect you. You may get information on how well you metabolize CBD as well as suggestions as to which terpenes you might most benefit from.