Psychoactive cannabinoids pair badly with many activities: driving, visiting anti-cannabis relatives, or functioning in the workplace, for instance. By using products without THC, you can experience all the benefits of cannabis without feeling high. Eliminate the dilemma of choosing between the life you want and the inebriation you do not by incorporating non-intoxicating cannabinoids in your day-to-day activities. You can still try to combat pain, stress, anxiety, and chronic conditions with cannabis and not sacrifice functionality in the process.
This Leafbuyer guide to cannabinoids without mind-altering properties helps you make an informed decision on how you can incorporate cannabis into any wellness routine. You can also learn more about the lesser-known non-psychotropic cannabinoids as you get ready to pair them with your favorite activities and lifestyle needs.
What are Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids?
“Non-psychoactive cannabinoids" may sound like a mouthful but the reality is relatively simple. To understand non-psychoactive cannabinoids, you first need to understand the basics of cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis, the most popular of which is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD (cannabidiol), the second most popular cannabinoid, lacks the high most recreational cannabis consumers enjoy. CBD is a well-known cannabinoid without intoxicating effects.
There are numerous phytocannabinoids in cannabis; only some alter the state of your consciousness. Other cannabinoids can be consumed for their beneficial effects without inducing the high commonly associated with THC. It is easy to see why cannabinoids without mind-altering effects are useful. After all, having access to all the benefits of cannabis with none of the high is incredibly appealing. And that is where non-psychoactive cannabinoids come into the picture.
The Known Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids
CBD may be well known, but there are many more non-intoxicating cannabinoids to know and love. CBC (cannabichromine), CBCA (cannabichromenic acid), CBDA (cannabidiolic acid), CBG (cannabigerol), CBGA (cannabigerolic acid), CBN (cannabinol), and THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) are all known non-psychotropic cannabinoids in varying stages and degrees of research. Some are more well-understood due to a significant amount of scientific research, as is the case with THCA. Cannabinoids like CBGA and CBCA are, unfortunately, not as studied as other phytocannabinoids.
The cannabinoids listed above present without intoxicating properties and have various beneficial effects on the human body and mind, not all of which are known, much less proven. As cannabis legalization becomes more widespread and research on the subject continues, we will hopefully have more specific and accurate information to share about the lesser-known non-psychotropic cannabinoids. Until then, all we can say is they seem to possess many of the same benefits as THC. Only time and extensive research will shed more light on the subject. In the meantime, you can conduct your own research on the non-psychoactive products currently available on the cannabis market.
Pair Your Favorite Activities with Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids
If you enjoy relaxing activities like meditation or deep-tissue massages, CBD is probably the best cannabinoid choice for you. More physical activities such as jogging, hiking, or working out might pair nicely with THCA. CBC pairs equally well with both relaxing and taxing activities, so if your day is full of ups and downs, CBC may be the most beneficial cannabinoid to help you through the busy day. CBG, on the other hand, is good for pairing with social activities and reportedly causes consumers to experience an increase in appetite as well. Some pair CBG with dinner parties or social outings. And lastly, CBN may pair well with more laid-back activities like late-night reading since it reportedly causes drowsiness. Feel free to experiment and find the best phytocannabinoid activity pairings for your lifestyle. Since all of these cannabinoids are non-psychoactive, you can try new products to find the perfect balance to suit your personal needs.
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You can use non-intoxicating cannabinoids for anything: a yoga routine, the ability to sleep through the night, or even to help you stay calm and collected before your next family reunion. The cannabis products you need are already on the market – all you have to do is decide which one works best for you.
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Article by: Isabella Cook