Currently, The SNCC has not licensed any producers that make CBD products
CBD products will be an integral addition to the Six Nation’s regulated cannabis industry in the future.
There is currently NO anticipated date for when customers can expect to see SNCC-licensed CBD products in licensed retail locations.
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CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a common cannabinoid; a type of chemical compound found in cannabis called cannabinoids. THC is the most well-known cannabinoid, next to CBD which is actually the most prominent cannabinoid found in cannabis. Both humans and some plants naturally produce their own cannabinoids. In humans, cannabinoids are called endocannabinoids, whereas in plants cannabinoids are called phytocannabinoids. Compared to THC, CBD isn’t intoxicating for users who consume it and experience less strong psychoactive effects.
What Does CBD do?
Just like THC, CBD interacts with the human Endocannabinoid system which is the receptors in the brain that bind the cannabinoids. THC interacts with CB1 receptors, while CBD slows down the CB1 receptors and encourages the human body to produce more of its own endocannabinoids. This natural production of one’s own endocannabinoids is how CBD affects the user physically.
Research shows us that CBD has also been shown to interact with other parts of the brain, nervous system, and receptor proteins throughout the body. This may suggest why users share anecdotal reports of pain relief, mood enhancement, anti-inflammation, and so on.
Does CBD Make You High?
No, CBD does not produce the “high” that THC cannabis products do. Rarely, people can be affected by CBD a bit more than the average person, which is normal as everybody reacts to substances differently. So even though the vast majority of people won’t feel sedated or altered from consuming CBD, it’s still recommended to do so safely by Starting Low and Going Slow.
How Does CBD Make You Feel?
While it is often regarded as non-psychoactive, this is a myth that has since been debunked by research which points out that one of the most prevalent reported anecdotal experiences with CBD is a state of relaxation. Along with this comes reports of feeling more comfortable, experiencing less pain, and increased calmness. Reports of pain relief in the areas where CBD topicals have been applied to is also common.
Potential Benefits of CBD
While the research on CBD is still ongoing and new, there is a substantial amount of it that is constantly growing and providing a better grasp of the benefits CBD provides users. This increase in studies is raising the popularity of CBD, with more mainstream attention on its benefits. Some of the benefits may include…
• Anxiety Relief
• Depression Relief
• Pain Relief
• Anti Acne
• Sleep Aid
• Seizure Management
• PTSD Relief
• Illicit Drug Withdrawals & Addiction Relief
• ADHD Relief
There is still much to learn about CBD and human interaction with it. For example, different doses of CBD have been shown to interact with users differently, causing researchers to test different dosages of CBD to try to find the sweet spot of their desired outcome.
While there is still a far way to go in terms of research to know how CBD exactly interacts with the brain and body to produce such benefits and relieve different symptoms, there is a promising future for CBD use.
Does CBD Have Side Effects?
CBD has no reported deaths or overdoses and is safe to take, but may cause minor side effects at high doses, like dry mouth, fatigue, and reduced appetite. CBD may also interact with pharmaceutical medications, so it is important to consult your healthcare practitioner before consuming CBD.
How Do You Take CBD?
Most commonly CBD is found in topicals or oils but you can consume CBD in multiple different ways, just as you would for THC. CBD flower can be smoked just like THC flower, but it is also possible to make popular cannabis products like concentrates, topicals, and edibles with CBD. Because CBD doesn’t produce intoxicating effects and is minimally psychoactive it’s much harder to overconsume CBD products.
Can You Mix CBD with THC?
Yes, it is completely safe to take THC and CBD together. In fact, all cannabis products have the ability to include both THC and CBD meaning flowers, edibles, topicals, and concentrates can all include a ratio of THC to CBD if desired.
More research still has to be completed to show us the exact effects that CBD and THC produce when consumed together. Current studies suggest that CBD may decrease the negative effects of overconsuming THC. Research also suggests that consuming cannabis products with both CBD and THC may produce what’s known as the “Entourage effect”. This is the theory that consuming cannabis products with diverse cannabinoids and terpenes profiles produces more beneficial effects compared to just consuming THC or CBD alone.
What Should I Look For When Shopping For CBD Products?
When shopping for CBD, it’s important to first ensure you’re shopping at an SNCC-licensed retailer. Shopping at an SNCC-licensed retailer protects you as a shopper from buying any products that are improperly labeled, contain containments, aren’t safe for consumption, or come from unknown sources. Customer safety is secured at these stores by only selling SNCC-licensed products, which are rigorously tested and follow both the Six Nations of the Grand River Cannabis Control Regulations (SNGRCC) and Six Nations Cannabis Control Law (SNCCL).
Be sure to ask a budtender to ask any questions you are unsure of when buying CBD products. They will be able to point you in the direction of what cannabis products fit your needs best based on your desired effects, and preferred consumption method.
Closing-Up On CBD
CBD is currently facing a lot of attention and interest from both the general public and researchers who want to know more about how it may be of benefit humans. With research underway, there will eventually be more information that shows us just how CBD can be used for human benefit. Furthermore, we may even learn what consumption methods and dosage amounts are needed to achieve certain benefits.
While we are still learning more CBD cannabis products are completely safe for human consumption, and are worth the venture into for people who want to see if they too can reap the reported benefits. For users of THC cannabis products who haven’t tried CBD, it may be a beneficial experience that provides a new aspect of cannabis and how they interact with other cannabinoids.