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Important Questions about CBD Tolerance

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Questions About CBD Tolerance

Because of the predominantly negative perception of cannabis, there are numerous misconceptions attached to this plant and its cannabinoids. Luckily, the public’s view of this is changing. One of these misconceptions is that the cannabinoid CBD is linked to tolerance. In finding out whether it is true or not, we need to know what exactly this occurrence is on a scientific level.

The Science of Tolerance

According to experts, tolerance to substances is basically the decreased response when exposed to these substances. This can manifest in the cellular, metabolic and behavioral level. In the cellular level, this occurs when receptors frequently interact with the substance, resulting in lessened effects to the body. Meanwhile, when there are decreased effects due to fewer amounts of the substance reaching the receptors, it is called metabolic, while behavioral occurrence is the person’s reduced ability to feel effects of the chemical due to constant use.

Now that you know the different levels of tolerance, you may be wondering whether this applies to CBD. Well, let’s find out! Here are questions that can help clarify the matter:

Are there people who are immune to cannabidiol from birth?

The first question that may come to your mind is whether or not there are people who are tolerant to CBD the moment they were born. Keep in mind that cannabinoids target the human body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is in charge of pain, pleasure and immune system functions of the body. So, a person with a healthy endocannabinoid system will be able to receive cannabinoids properly.

If a person has problems with this system, then they may have trouble processing cannabinoids such as CBD. So, it possible that there may be people who are immune to this cannabinoid. In fact, there are individuals whose endocannabinoid receptors unfortunately lacks the ability to process cannabinoids from external sources. This makes them immune to the effects of cannabidiol and other cannabinoids.

Can you develop CBD tolerance?

One of the myths tied to CBD is that it can cause tolerance because some people tend to develop the need to increase their dosage. Take note that this can occur at a behavioral level, so it depends on the person and their perceived need to increase their dosage. This is because some people learn to adapt to the stimulation caused by CBD.

However, keep in mind that only THC is observed to cause immunity in some people. On the other hand, users of CBD have not reported any symptoms of molecular and cellular occurrence and studies have not observed this, as well. In fact, cannabidiol users even exhibit signs of reverse tolerance.

What is reverse tolerance?

If you think this only works one way, think again. Studies show that people develop the need to consume smaller and smaller amounts of cannabidiol overtime. The best thing about this is that long-term use leading to the need to consume lower amounts does not affect the effects it has on the body. So, this means that when you build reverse tolerance, you will need a lower dosage to achieve the same effects as when you have started your larger CBD intake. This is because this particular cannabinoid facilitates increased activity in the endocannabinoid system’s receptors, making it work more efficiently as compared to THC, which decreases the effectiveness of these receptors.

Nothing beats information dissemination and knowledge when it comes to dispelling myths. Now that you know that CBD does not cause immunity, you can consume this wonderful cannabinoid without any worries. You can even save up on your consumption in the future with reverse tolerance!

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The State of Cannabis in Washington State: Things To Know in 2021

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The Pacific Northwest is well known for its beautifully lush landscapes, crisp apples, fresh air, and progressive lifestyle/health views. Being the only state named after a United States president(George Washington), Washington is a place many happily and willingly call home or their sanctuary.  

In terms of other well-knowns, Washington state was one of the first to legalize cannabis for recreational use nearly a decade ago (2012 to be exact). As long as you are 21 years old or older and reside in the state, you can privately partake in the consumption of cannabis without any legal ramifications. This has been an appeal to many across the country, with some actually moving to the state for this reason.

In 2021, and with the dawn of a new administration in the White House, marijuana looks to have a very bright few years ahead. We’ve already seen an emergence of pot stocks and hometown dispensaries budding up all around the United States and the rest of North America, and that only looks to continue into the near future.

If you’re in the mood to finally take the leap into using cannabis, now could be a great time to learn more about this wonderful plant and its many healing and rejuvenating properties. 

What is it used for mainly in 2021?

Cannabis was once thought only to be good for “getting high.” There has been a plethora of scientific research giving us a better understanding of this miracle plant. It has been used to treat Cancer, Epilepsy, Seizures, Glaucoma, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammation, and even Alzheimer’s disease. In 2021 after a rough 2020, many have been using it as a healthier way to indulge at home, protecting themselves from the ongoing pandemic. Instead of frequent alcohol consumption, there has been a larger shift towards the consumption of cannabis as it has been stated to be less harmful to vital organs like the heart and liver. Alcohol also creates a lot of inflammation within the body, whereas cannabis reportedly fights inflammation. 

Best places to buy it in 2021?

The best places to purchase your cannabis are from state-licensed retailers in Washington. Purchasing weed through private means(aka black-market) is still illegal and should be avoided at all costs. Make sure to do your due diligence when seeking reputable dispensaries as there are “pop-up shops” that claim being licensed but are not, and purchasing from them could result in a hefty fine or even jail time. 

Per WeedMaps, Medical marijuana patients may purchase and possess up to:

  • 3 ounces of marijuana, or 85 grams;
  • 48 ounces, or 1.36 kilograms of marijuana-infused products in solid form;
  • 1.69 gallons, or 6.4 liters of marijuana-infused products in liquid form, or; 
  • 21 grams of marijuana concentrate.

Washington state cannabis Legislation in 2021

As far as growing and cultivation of marijuana for personal use, this is still illegal. Washington cannabis laws are more liberal than other states, but there are still many restrictions, such as not being able to consume it in “public view”. The most notable push in the cannabis space in Washinton state is a bill for home cultivation.

Conclusion

Washington is a great place to visit and, for many, is one of the best places to call home due to its stance on cannabis consumption. With 2021 being a year of progression, it looks like the state of cannabis in Washington will only continue to shine.

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Topical CBD for Pain: Does it Even Work? [VIDEO]

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CBD for Pain

CBD is now known all over the world as a pain reducer and an anti-inflammatory substance. The most common ways of consuming it is by taking it orally or through smoking or inhalation. Now, this video will further explore the effectiveness of topical CBD for pain.

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CBD and Inflammation – Morning Marijuana News [VIDEO]

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CBD and Inflammation

Inflammation is our body’s natural response when it is being harmed. However, severe or prolonged inflammation can be debilitating. This is where CBD comes in along with its proven anti-inflammatory properties. This video gives us a better idea on how exactly CBD fights inflammation.

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