THCA is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in high levels in the marijuana form of the cannabis plant. Smaller quantities are often also found in the hemp form of cannabis. In the U.S. hemp is defined as any cannabis containing over 0.3% delta-9 THC. The THCA content doesn’t count (according to most interpretations of the 2018 Farm Bill). In the E.U. hemp must have 0.2% delta 9 THC or less.
People take CBD (cannabidiol) for a lot of reasons. Project CBD has developed a list of conditions and research on the effects of CBD on each condition.
Some of the more common reasons that people take CBD include:
In the post “Vape, Don’t Smoke” I discussed how to vape hemp flower – the herb that we get CBD from. Many people want to vape a liquid CBD product that is not as messy or smelly as flower. The video below has some great information on all the different options for vaping CBD “vape juice” and concentrate.
The January 5, 2019 issue of the Wall Street Journal included a piece by Alex Berenson entitled “Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think.” It is based on an upcoming book Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. Berenson argues that legalization of marijuana has resulted in increased violence and mental health problems.
We know that smoking is bad for your lungs. It turns out that smoking marijuana does not seem to cause lung cancer the way that smoking tobacco does. Is this because marijuana smoke has fewer carcinogens than tobacco or maybe because it also contains some cancer-fighting chemicals?