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The current science IMO does not support the current trend of high CBD low THC strains as the most effective means to get CBD therapy. Rather, a high CBD amount with an equal ratio of THC appears to be showing great results while still not producing much of a psychoactive effect.
This is why scientific research needs to be allowed to learn as much as possible about this wondrous plant and the interactions it has with the human endocannabinoid system.
You can talk about brain receptors, and even call them Cannabinoid Receptors, but medical science must not be aware of all the receptors that are affected or how.
CBD tends to offset some of the particular psychoactive effects of THC, however CBD has some different psychoactive effects unique to itself. Why have millions of people from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Persia, Morocco and Egypt for thousands of years, right up to the present time continually smoked Hashish, if not for the psychoactive effects? Admittedly, the shit tastes and smells wonderful, but in my own, first hand, personal experience, I can tell you for a fact, that Hash will get you good and fucking stoned.
I'll say this again. Hash is a different trip and if you aren't familiar with it, you might not think you've gotten off. Hell, the fist time I smoked Weed, I didn't think I was stoned, so my sponsor had me smoke damn near an entire ounce. When I finally recognized the trip, it was too late, I was totaled. After that, it was easy to get stoned on just a few hits.
Now that I look more closely at test results, Indica flowers and Hashish from Indicas while higher in CBDs than most Sativas, still has way more THC than CBD. That suggests to me that CBD is even more powerful than THC, but as more of a sedative.
A fifty-fifty ratio of THC to CBD might well be a lot less fun, recreationally.
Some of the medical strains are low in THC and equally low in CBD. Hashish is much higher in CBD than medical strains of Cannabis, but Hashish tends to be about four or five times higher in THC than CBD, yet that's plenty enough CBD to be sedative, while still maintaining a psychedelic head trip.
Is CBD is not sedative in and of itself? Perhaps there is a synergistic effect as in analgesic, where Caffeine is used to intensify the effectiveness of Aspirin?
Convesly, too much Caffeine as with an overdose of Vivarin will induce sleep.
I mean, if physicians want to recommend Cannabis or even prescribe it, that's just fine and dandy, but don't go dictating to people what they can't fucking do with it.