Although harmless, using too many THC-heavy products can create an out of control high you may want to tame. If you search online, you may find it’s recommended to use a higher level of CBD to help tame your THC-induced high, but does this really work? While many things in life have a straightforward answer, this question can actually be a bit more complex to answer. Before you attempt this, read on to find out what you should be aware of when it comes to using CBD to counteract the effects of THC.
Do the Numbers Matter?
Most individuals who use cannabis are aware CBD doesn’t produce a high, so they don’t pay as much attention to the numbers on the products they buy. Instead, they focus more on THC numbers. However, it’s a myth that CBD numbers don’t matter. When you’re trying ot balance your high or get it under control, the amount of CBD in the products you use really does matter. Just like any other medication, however, it’s important to start with lower doses until you’re aware of how your body handles the CBD and then work your way up to the desired amount. This can take a lot of trial and error, just like any other new prescription you may start. In general, lower amounts of CBD were found to actually enhance the high, which won’t produce the desired effect of taming an out of control high, while larger amounts of CBD didn’t affect the initial high, but helped taper off the effects much more quickly, often within an hour. These studies show the amount of CBD you use has an impact on your overall high. Unfortunately, these numbers will still impact each individual differently, which will require some trial and error to find the perfect combination for you.
Create Your Own Perfect Blend
Finding the perfect blend to achieve your ideal high can be difficult when purchasing products from a store or other provider. Therefore, you’ll need to do some experimenting to create your own perfect blend by combining a number of products. For instance, you can take your favorite high-THC product and add one or two CBD flowers to the mix to see how it impacts your high and then make the necessary adjustments for next time. CBD oil and mixing tinctures can also be viable options to get the perfect blend.
Overall, you will need higher levels of CBD in order to better temper the effects of the THC in the products you use. Some types of products that often have a higher level of CBD include distillate and RSO. To achieve a more balanced effect, it’s best to keep the THC and CBD levels relatively equal. Adjusting either side of the equation will achieve different results, so it’s best to experiment to see what type of high you enjoy the most.
Can CBD Be Intoxicating?
For the most part, individuals are aware CBD is non-intoxicating. However, during the studies looking at the effects of CBD levels on the THC high individuals get, it was discovered that those who had CBD added to their products versus a placebo were reporting a higher level of intoxication. This is puzzling when CBD isn’t supposed to produce those effects. The answer to this is relatively simple. Products that contain CBD often induce coughing, which wouldn’t be as prominent among those in the placebo group. This would indicate to participants whether they have an active CBD product or not, which can actually cause them to feel a high that isn’t really there. However, how you take the product can also have an impact. Those who choose CBD edibles won’t see as much of an intoxicating effect as those who smoke or vape the CBD. This is because smoking and vaping introduces the CBD more directly into the bloodstream and can have a much faster effect.
In the end, it’s up to you to find your ideal balance between CBD and THC, so you can achieve the exact type of high you’re looking for.