Do The Two Go Hand in Hand?
I can’t help but think they do!
I can still remember the first time I heard of CBD. It was my first time ever smoking from a friend’s volcano vape, and he came off as borderline obsessed with it. He talked a lot about using vaped weed to make edibles, and claimed that those edibles would leave you with a crazy body high. Honestly, it felt a lot like he was trying to justify what was probably a $400+ purchase at the time. As college students living in a dorm, it might’ve been the most expensive thing he owned.
That was my first exposure to the concept, a couple of years before legalization. The next time I heard about CBD was when my friends decided to make edibles, and once again they touted the various benefits of higher CBD percentage in the edibles they planned to make. Prior to legalization, those were the only two encounters with the acronym I had. Today, it’s difficult to read about or research marijuana without running into blog posts, ads, and even companies that solely offer CBD extracts and related products.
In the past, CBD was little more than an attractive sidepiece to the real star of the show: THC. In the past few years, however, CBD and other cannabinoids commonly found in marijuana have been getting more attention. I think it’s worth investigating why that is, and I can’t help but think that the increase in the use of edible cannabis products is entirely unrelated.