February 21, 2019. I’m on day 7 of my second attempt to use medical marijuana to reduce my medications. We are experimenting with 1/4 of a dropper (about 15 drops) of a 20:1 tincture (with 20 being the CBD and 1 being the THC).
Working with a former ER doc from San Francisco who now works with clients who are trying opting for this alternative to pharmaceuticals. We are collaborating with my psychiatrist.
Last night, I finally felt secure enough to make the first cut in my medicines: shaving off .25 mg of Klonopin. I slept perfectly.
This high ratio of CBD has been reported to be highly effective in treating anxiety, trauma, depression. and helping with the obsessive and intrusive thoughts, brain fog, and the inability to focus which often accompany mental disorders.
Holistic, natural, and safe are qualities that we feel should always be at the forefront of seeking relief from any type of discomfort, mood disorders, stress, and even addiction. So, is CBD addictive? Current scientific research and anecdotal evidence say no, it’s not. Rather, it works to promote balance and wellness for people with a wide variety of health concerns.
Addictive substances trigger a release of dopamine in the brain’s pleasure centers and over time, the body becomes dependent on the substance, experiencing withdrawal symptoms if a person stops using it.
Because CBD does not produce an excessive release of dopamine, it cannot get you high and there is no “euphoria” present that is commonly associated with other opioids and even nicotine. (Sagely Natural
Evidence suggest CBD counteracts many of THC’s adverse effects, but numerous animal studies and accumulating evidence from human experimental, clinical, and epidemiological studies suggest CBD has powerful anti-anxiety properties. Administered acutely (“as needed”), it appears safe, well-tolerated, and may be beneficial to treat a number of anxiety-related disorders, including:
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Social phobia
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Mild to moderate depression