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Offline skepticahjumma

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CBD oil and anxiety?
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:55:32 AM »
My google-fu is not great. My state does not have legal marijuana, but has non-THC cannabis oil. Does anyone know of any studies that address its efficacy for anxiety? All I’m finding online are anecdotes and conjecture. I’m a fan of regular FDA anxiety meds; my friend is considering CBD oil.

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Re: CBD oil and anxiety?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 03:17:16 PM »
My google-fu is not great. My state does not have legal marijuana, but has non-THC cannabis oil. Does anyone know of any studies that address its efficacy for anxiety? All I’m finding online are anecdotes and conjecture. I’m a fan of regular FDA anxiety meds; my friend is considering CBD oil.

Here's a thing I found on the first page of results, after Googling "cbd" "oil" "anxiety" "research" without the quotes.

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 03:18:16 PM »
Did a quick search on pubmed using, "cannabidiol anxiety."  There's recent studies suggesting benefit to anxiety, PTSD and the like.  But it's all fairly preliminary so further research is needed.  Controlled clinical trials will be needed to answers questions about dosing, long-term efficacy and the like.

At a minimum, looks promising.  Personally, I'm optimistic.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 03:21:29 PM »
Isn't CBD (cannabidiol) the compound responsible for the quality that some stoners describe as "kind bud"? 

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 03:46:07 PM »
Isn't CBD (cannabidiol) the compound responsible for the quality that some stoners describe as "kind bud"?

CBD does not get you high, Kind bud was an indica/sativa hybrid but really just a name that only meant a higher quality product. 


My google-fu is not great. My state does not have legal marijuana, but has non-THC cannabis oil. Does anyone know of any studies that address its efficacy for anxiety? All I’m finding online are anecdotes and conjecture. I’m a fan of regular FDA anxiety meds; my friend is considering CBD oil.

I cant speak for anxiety but my mother takes CBD oil with a small amount of THC during the day and an pure indica at night which have eliminated her need for Morphine when dealing with extreme back pain. She prefers the CBD because it does not get her high.

The low strength stuff you get in the Vape stores and gas stations is not even close to the same stuff they sell at dispensarys so if that is all your state has it mite be better to look elsewhere.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 04:11:44 PM »
Did a quick search on pubmed using, "cannabidiol anxiety."  There's recent studies suggesting benefit to anxiety, PTSD and the like.  But it's all fairly preliminary so further research is needed.  Controlled clinical trials will be needed to answers questions about dosing, long-term efficacy and the like.

At a minimum, looks promising.  Personally, I'm optimistic.
This is my understanding of the current situation.  Looks promising and has some plausibility.  I'd say try it, even if it doesn't work, I'd expect anxiety to be susceptible to the placebo effect if nothing else and CBD doesn't seem to have much in the way of negative side effects. 

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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 04:36:00 PM »
Isn't CBD (cannabidiol) the compound responsible for the quality that some stoners describe as "kind bud"?

CBD does not get you high, Kind bud was an indica/sativa hybrid but really just a name that only meant a higher quality product.

I know CBD doesn't "get you high," in the sense that it is not the source of marijuana's psychedelic properties. But it does have sedative hypnotic effects.

Nowadays, nearly all the marijuana on the market (with the possible exception of wild "ditch weed") is some form of indica/sativa hybrid.

But back in the 1980s and 90s when I used to smoke, the term "kind bud" had a more specific meaning than just higher quality product. Calling a particular strain "kind bud" meant that it imparted a mellower, calming kind of high as opposed to the harsh THC buzz that makes some people anxious and paranoid.

More recently, a friend of mine who lives in California and buys his marijuana from dispensaries has told me that CBD is the active compound responsible for the relaxing effects of "kind bud."
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2019, 09:24:05 PM »
I've been reading up on this and while there are still few high quality studies, it seems plausible that CBD can have a calming effect. 
The few CBD studies out there showed it was helpful for reducing seizures, implying it might be able to reduce overactive brain activity, which might also help anxiety.  This is a lot of ifs but it's as least a reasonable hypothesis.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cbd-product-boom-science-research-hemp-marijuana
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Re: CBD oil and anxiety?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2019, 11:55:55 PM »
I have used CBD oil, dissolved in coconut oil on tongue. It can make you tired or give you a body-high. It's not really psychoactive, except that technically your tactile perception is psychological(?). It's definitely not like any prescription psychotropics. At a high enough dose, CBD will sort of give you a body high like kratom.

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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2019, 05:25:07 PM »
I find it entirely plausible that pot could relieve anxiety. But I know nothing of the details or the science. In the late 1960's I smoked pot, a very different kind of stuff than they have now, and it was pleasantly relaxing.
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Re: CBD oil and anxiety?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 07:59:30 AM »
Isn't CBD (cannabidiol) the compound responsible for the quality that some stoners describe as "kind bud"?

CBD does not get you high, Kind bud was an indica/sativa hybrid but really just a name that only meant a higher quality product.

I know CBD doesn't "get you high," in the sense that it is not the source of marijuana's psychedelic properties. But it does have sedative hypnotic effects.

Nowadays, nearly all the marijuana on the market (with the possible exception of wild "ditch weed") is some form of indica/sativa hybrid.

But back in the 1980s and 90s when I used to smoke, the term "kind bud" had a more specific meaning than just higher quality product. Calling a particular strain "kind bud" meant that it imparted a mellower, calming kind of high as opposed to the harsh THC buzz that makes some people anxious and paranoid.

More recently, a friend of mine who lives in California and buys his marijuana from dispensaries has told me that CBD is the active compound responsible for the relaxing effects of "kind bud."

I agree it has sedative-hypnotic effects. But it doesn`t work the same as other drugs. A friend of mine started to vape CBD 1 year ago. To be honest I didn`t believe you can "vape" cbd before finding this information on vapingdaily https://vapingdaily.com/blog/how-long-does-cbd-stay-in-your-system/. He feels very relax after vaping. Did anybody try to vape it too?

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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 10:08:42 AM »
Isn't CBD (cannabidiol) the compound responsible for the quality that some stoners describe as "kind bud"?

CBD does not get you high, Kind bud was an indica/sativa hybrid but really just a name that only meant a higher quality product.

I know CBD doesn't "get you high," in the sense that it is not the source of marijuana's psychedelic properties. But it does have sedative hypnotic effects.

Nowadays, nearly all the marijuana on the market (with the possible exception of wild "ditch weed") is some form of indica/sativa hybrid.

But back in the 1980s and 90s when I used to smoke, the term "kind bud" had a more specific meaning than just higher quality product. Calling a particular strain "kind bud" meant that it imparted a mellower, calming kind of high as opposed to the harsh THC buzz that makes some people anxious and paranoid.

More recently, a friend of mine who lives in California and buys his marijuana from dispensaries has told me that CBD is the active compound responsible for the relaxing effects of "kind bud."

I agree it has sedative-hypnotic effects. But it doesn`t work the same as other drugs. A friend of mine started to vape CBD 1 year ago. To be honest I didn`t believe you can "vape" cbd before finding this information on vapingdaily https://vapingdaily.com/blog/how-long-does-cbd-stay-in-your-system/. He feels very relax after vaping. Did anybody try to vape it too?

I have only ever seen it in vape form on the streets, My mother gets both vape and oil forms at "The marijuana store" as she calls it.  I guess Florida just changed the law and she now has access to buds. She still prefers the CBD vape during the day and the THC at night.  I saw her in person for the first time in a few years last week and I have never seen her look so good. For years she was on morphine and now CBD/THC has allowed her to become a real person again.

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Re: CBD oil and anxiety?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2019, 12:20:08 PM »
Isn't CBD (cannabidiol) the compound responsible for the quality that some stoners describe as "kind bud"?

CBD does not get you high, Kind bud was an indica/sativa hybrid but really just a name that only meant a higher quality product.

I know CBD doesn't "get you high," in the sense that it is not the source of marijuana's psychedelic properties. But it does have sedative hypnotic effects.

Nowadays, nearly all the marijuana on the market (with the possible exception of wild "ditch weed") is some form of indica/sativa hybrid.

But back in the 1980s and 90s when I used to smoke, the term "kind bud" had a more specific meaning than just higher quality product. Calling a particular strain "kind bud" meant that it imparted a mellower, calming kind of high as opposed to the harsh THC buzz that makes some people anxious and paranoid.

More recently, a friend of mine who lives in California and buys his marijuana from dispensaries has told me that CBD is the active compound responsible for the relaxing effects of "kind bud."

I agree it has sedative-hypnotic effects. But it doesn`t work the same as other drugs. A friend of mine started to vape CBD 1 year ago. To be honest I didn`t believe you can "vape" cbd before finding this information on vapingdaily https://vapingdaily.com/blog/how-long-does-cbd-stay-in-your-system/. He feels very relax after vaping. Did anybody try to vape it too?

I have only ever seen it in vape form on the streets, My mother gets both vape and oil forms at "The marijuana store" as she calls it.  I guess Florida just changed the law and she now has access to buds. She still prefers the CBD vape during the day and the THC at night.  I saw her in person for the first time in a few years last week and I have never seen her look so good. For years she was on morphine and now CBD/THC has allowed her to become a real person again.

I tried it for my back.  I injured myself about a year and a half ago, and it's been a nightmare for me.  I was disappointed, I really didn't feel any effect at all.  I bought a bottle of the oil and was using the dropper in my mouth.  I didn't try vaping.
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Re: CBD oil and anxiety?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2019, 12:39:12 PM »
Isn't CBD (cannabidiol) the compound responsible for the quality that some stoners describe as "kind bud"?

CBD does not get you high, Kind bud was an indica/sativa hybrid but really just a name that only meant a higher quality product.

I know CBD doesn't "get you high," in the sense that it is not the source of marijuana's psychedelic properties. But it does have sedative hypnotic effects.

Nowadays, nearly all the marijuana on the market (with the possible exception of wild "ditch weed") is some form of indica/sativa hybrid.

But back in the 1980s and 90s when I used to smoke, the term "kind bud" had a more specific meaning than just higher quality product. Calling a particular strain "kind bud" meant that it imparted a mellower, calming kind of high as opposed to the harsh THC buzz that makes some people anxious and paranoid.

More recently, a friend of mine who lives in California and buys his marijuana from dispensaries has told me that CBD is the active compound responsible for the relaxing effects of "kind bud."

I agree it has sedative-hypnotic effects. But it doesn`t work the same as other drugs. A friend of mine started to vape CBD 1 year ago. To be honest I didn`t believe you can "vape" cbd before finding this information on vapingdaily https://vapingdaily.com/blog/how-long-does-cbd-stay-in-your-system/. He feels very relax after vaping. Did anybody try to vape it too?

I have only ever seen it in vape form on the streets, My mother gets both vape and oil forms at "The marijuana store" as she calls it.  I guess Florida just changed the law and she now has access to buds. She still prefers the CBD vape during the day and the THC at night.  I saw her in person for the first time in a few years last week and I have never seen her look so good. For years she was on morphine and now CBD/THC has allowed her to become a real person again.

I tried it for my back.  I injured myself about a year and a half ago, and it's been a nightmare for me.  I was disappointed, I really didn't feel any effect at all.  I bought a bottle of the oil and was using the dropper in my mouth.  I didn't try vaping.

Was it of the same quality you find in a medical marijuana facility?  The stuff you get at the gas station or the vape store is not the same. I'm also pretty sure the CBD my mom uses still has a small amount of THC mixed in.  Not enough to make her feel "high"

Its back pain that she uses it for. She had several bone spurs removed and several vertebrae fused. she has been is extreme pain for the last 15 years until now, she was a zombie on morphine.

edit- sorry for repeating myself, i see I said something similar in a comment above.
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Re: CBD oil and anxiety?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2019, 01:01:19 PM »
Isn't CBD (cannabidiol) the compound responsible for the quality that some stoners describe as "kind bud"?

CBD does not get you high, Kind bud was an indica/sativa hybrid but really just a name that only meant a higher quality product.

I know CBD doesn't "get you high," in the sense that it is not the source of marijuana's psychedelic properties. But it does have sedative hypnotic effects.

Nowadays, nearly all the marijuana on the market (with the possible exception of wild "ditch weed") is some form of indica/sativa hybrid.

But back in the 1980s and 90s when I used to smoke, the term "kind bud" had a more specific meaning than just higher quality product. Calling a particular strain "kind bud" meant that it imparted a mellower, calming kind of high as opposed to the harsh THC buzz that makes some people anxious and paranoid.

More recently, a friend of mine who lives in California and buys his marijuana from dispensaries has told me that CBD is the active compound responsible for the relaxing effects of "kind bud."

I agree it has sedative-hypnotic effects. But it doesn`t work the same as other drugs. A friend of mine started to vape CBD 1 year ago. To be honest I didn`t believe you can "vape" cbd before finding this information on vapingdaily https://vapingdaily.com/blog/how-long-does-cbd-stay-in-your-system/. He feels very relax after vaping. Did anybody try to vape it too?

I have only ever seen it in vape form on the streets, My mother gets both vape and oil forms at "The marijuana store" as she calls it.  I guess Florida just changed the law and she now has access to buds. She still prefers the CBD vape during the day and the THC at night.  I saw her in person for the first time in a few years last week and I have never seen her look so good. For years she was on morphine and now CBD/THC has allowed her to become a real person again.

I tried it for my back.  I injured myself about a year and a half ago, and it's been a nightmare for me.  I was disappointed, I really didn't feel any effect at all.  I bought a bottle of the oil and was using the dropper in my mouth.  I didn't try vaping.

Was it of the same quality you find in a medical marijuana facility?  The stuff you get at the gas station or the vape store is not the same. I'm also pretty sure the CBD my mom uses still has a small amount of THC mixed in.  Not enough to make her feel "high"

Its back pain that she uses it for. She had several bone spurs removed and several vertebrae fused. she has been is extreme pain for the last 15 years until now, she was a zombie on morphine.

edit- sorry for repeating myself, i see I said something similar in a comment above.

I bought it at a local store that specifically sells medical marijuana.  I bought the middle concentration.  It was frustrating to me because there is really no recommended dosage.  I mean, the bottle says take 2-3 droppers full and then, take more if there's no response.  I used four droppers full for a while, but I got nothing out of it, then I was afraid of side effects. 

My mom is in the same boat as yours with the back pain.  She's been on morphine for about the same amount of time, and has had unsuccessful surgery as well.   
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