Do I need to “get high” to experience the benefits of cannabis?


There are many aspects of cannabis that are non-psychoactive. The reason we get “high” is because our bodies have an endocannabinoid system which is made up of receptors in the brain and nervous system that control physiological processes which include functions such as appetite, pain sensation, mood, and memory. While the cannabis plant has 113 cannabinoids known to date, the only cannabinoid that has psychoactive effects is THC. CBD, for example, can treat a variety of ailments including inflammation, anxiety, pain, and even epilepsy. CBD can also be used to calm down a THC “high”. Long story short, you definitely do not need to get “high” to enjoy the insurmountable benefits of cannabis.