Legal use of medical (and recreational) cannabis continues to increase throughout the United States. This is a good thing! Since our inception in 2008, Auntie Dolores has championed the right for individuals to make educated choices for managing their health – including the use of cannabis.
As many people discover, different strains and different forms (edibles, capsules, inhalants, creams, etc.) often require tweaking the dosage.
So, what happens if you (pardon the pun) bite off more than you can chew? Overconsumption of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis that produces the ‘high,’ can lead to some unwanted side effects including feeling too high, groggy, dizzy, paranoid, excessively sweating, etc.
Cannabidiol (CBD) has been found to diminish these not so pleasant effects of THC while enhancing others (like addressing discomfort). In a recent cannabis study, The University of Western Ontario discovered the molecular mechanisms at work that cause CBD to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by THC.
That’s why it is important to have CBD, like the Organic Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil in all Auntie Dolores products readily available.
“In the case of accidentally ingesting too much THC, I have found that most people feel reasonably quick relief after taking between 50 – 100 mg of CBD oil, in dropper or capsule form,” shared Julianna Carella, Founder and CEO of Auntie Dolores.
“It is important to note that modern cannabis cultivation practices have resulted in an increase of THC,” she added. “This means the ratio to CBD content has been altered. CBD can be considered a neutralizer when a higher THC intake causes discomfort. That’s why we recommend supplementing cannabis intake with hemp-derived CBD products. Of course, everyone is a unique individual and should experiment with both THC and CBD intake to arrive at their personal optimal dose.”
Please note – as unsettling as it can feel after overconsumption, one’s life is not at risk. To date, there have been zero deaths from overdoing it. Some estimate that it would take ingesting 1,500 pounds of cannabis in 30 minutes to cause death.
Bottom line for those who partake in cannabis consumption – it is always a good idea to have CBD on hand.
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