What is cannabidiol (CBD)?

CBD is able to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC in the body by antagonizing the action of THC at the CB1 receptors; CB1 receptors are associated with the psychotropic effects of marijuana. CBD also has antipsychotic properties which can counteract those produced by THC. It can relieve cannabis-induced anxiety as well as anxiety from other causes. Even though it has several unwanted side effects, THC is a vital ingredient for medical cannabis since cannabinoids are more effective when taken together rather than when taken individually.

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