“If you accidentally consume too much THC and feel anxious or paranoid, counteract it by taking some CBD.”

Have you ever gotten a little too high and wished you could dial it back down? Well… you have yet another reason to have CBD on hand. Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is an excellent anxiety fighting compound. CBD can help to reduce the anxiety or panic from too much THC. The THC molecule induces the mostly euphoric, enjoyable, and relaxing effects related to cannabis. However, it can also hit you with some undesirable effects that increase paranoia and even panic in inexperienced or unprepared users. 

Better safe than sorry, have CBD at the ready!

But how?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to a network of receptors, in all mammals, and the compounds that bind to them. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a biological cell-signaling system responsible for regulating and balancing the body to help it reach Homeostasis. The ECS is made up of Endocannabinoids, which are naturally produced by the body, receptors, and enzymes to break down the endocannabinoids once they’ve finished the job.

THC cannabinoids enter the body and bind to these receptor sites to induce a variety of effects from euphoria to anxiety. CBD has the power to moderate the receptor signaling associated with THC, and has a way of slowing down excess THC signaling in the brain.

“CBD interacts with THC in complex ways, diminishing certain effects (the munchies, sleepiness, the high) while augmenting others,” writes Martin A. Lee in his book, Smoke Signals. “Cannabidiol balances the buzz and softens the euphoria–or, in some cases, the dysphoria–induced by THC, which, in concentrated form, can make people feel very loopy and weird. CBD is the yin of THC’s yang.”