- March 8, 2017
- Posted by: Keith Graves
- Category: Cannabis
Half of the United States now has some form of legal cannabis, whether it is for recreational or “medicinal” purposes. Some places, like L.A. and Seattle, have as many, or more, marijuana dispensaries as Starbucks. One thing you will notice when you go into these dispensaries is a menu that tells you how much THC is in the product and how much CBD there is. So, what is the difference between CBD and THC?
The Difference Between CBD and THC
THC is the ingredient that makes you intoxicated and CBD is the ingredient that contains the analgesic, anti-seizure and purported anticancer effects. Most cannabis sold has a ration of 10 to 1 of THC vs. CBD. So, most of the marijuana has more of an intoxicating effect than healing effect. So, now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about an article that just showed up in the Wall Street Journal.
According to the journal:
“A new study by Dr. Winstanley’s group in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience examines how these two chemicals shape our willingness to face a challenge. Does marijuana make us lazy?
To answer this question, the Winstanley team first tested rats to determine which were hard workers and which were slackers. After being injected with THC, CBD or both, the rats had to choose between a simple task with a measly reward or a demanding one that reaped a bigger payoff.”
According to Dr. Winstanley, THC didn’t impair the rats’ ability to perform, only their willingness to try. That downshift in motivation didn’t happen in rats injected with CBD only.
So, we already knew that people that smoked marijuana were lazy and not motivated, but now you have the science behind it all. To see the whole article, you can go here.