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Four Benefits of Using CBDs

August 15, 2018

When it comes to marijuana products from your favorite weed shops in Denver, most people look for those with high amounts of THC. After all, getting high is part of the fun. It helps you relax and unwind after a long day in addition to the many compelling health benefits scientists are starting to recognize. However, THC is only one component of the marijuana plant. CBDs, the non-psychoactive part of the plant still pack a punch when it comes to health benefits and if you’re new to weed, it may be the perfect way to test out marijuana. Here are a few surprising benefits of using CBD oils and concentrates, whether you smoke or not.  

They Won’t Get You High

There are times when getting high is relaxing and there are times when it’s a major hazard—like when you’re at work, driving, or have family obligations with those that don’t appreciate legal marijuana. Though CBDs are derived from cannabis, they have won’t get you high. The THC levels in commercially available CBD concentrates, oils, edibles, and salves is non-existent. This means, you can vape, eat, drink, or slather on CBD products without worrying about having impaired reflexes or those tell-tale bloodshot eyes.

They’re Legal

Marijuana is not legal in some states because of the psychoactive properties of THC. This is what classifies it as a drug in the eyes of the government. However, since CBDs have no THC and won’t get you high, they’re legal in all 50 states. This means you’re free to travel with them across state borders without worrying about facing a federal drug trafficking charge. If you’re flying, just make sure the containers meet the TSA’s requirements for lotions and liquids. Otherwise, you’ll be forced to throw the entire product out or mail it to your house from the airport.

It May Still Help With Anxiety

Many people in Colorado turn to marijuana to help them unwind, relax, and curb feelings of anxiety. While that’s all well and good when you’re at home at the end of the day, it’s not great for on-the-go relief. Though studies are still new and actively being conducted, there is some evidence to suggest that CBDs alone may help reduce anxiety. This means you might see some relaxing effect without having to get high during the middle of your workday.

Few Side Effects Compared to THC

If you’ve ever smoked, you’re familiar with the dry mouth and munchies cravings associated with marijuana. However, most people won’t experience those effects when taking CBDs. Though it’s always possible that some individuals will experience those traditional side effects associated with marijuana, most users will be just fine and will only notice the benefits.

Ready to try CBDs for the first time? Stop by Altitude Dispensary today and let our budtenders help you find the best option for your needs. We’re proud to have quality tinctures and topical treatments designed to give you a pure and potent dose of CBD time and time again.