Up until pretty recently nearly all CBD rich cannabis extracts had a fair amount of THC in them, making it difficult to asses whether the “happiness” or “cheerfulness” patients experience with CBD was due to the smaller, but still significant THC levels or from the CBD itself. There is also a circular argument where perhaps patients feel better because some underlying issue is better? I can’t even think of a way to really test this?
In recent months, extracts having virtually zero THC are available and I have met with many patients and discussed their varied responses. Most of the patients claim feeling more cheerful and many, if not most, feel that the CBD itself was causing this – seemingly apart from improvements in their specific malady.
So, what is the answer? What does psycho-activity mean?
If we are saying that a patient feels more cheerful with CBD, then this is certainly in fact “psycho-activity”, but it is nothing like stoniness. Bottom line, there is no impairment of any kind and in fact, most patients report increased focus.
So, I believe that CBD is in fact psycho-active, it truly does deal with the underlying patient issues, but the aliens who set this all up clearly are ok with increased cheerfulness and so am I.
After all, it MIGHT have happened that CBD relieved someone’s pain or anxiety or tremor or seizure and that would have been more than adequate. The cheerfulness is a wonderful bonus.