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Cannabis researcher says CBD drinks and edibles claiming to reduce anxiety and pain are mostly ‘pointless

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  • Taking CBD edibles inconsistently is “pointless,” a cannabis researcher said on the podcast, “It’s All Going to Pot.”
  • Adie Rae said the liver filters out CBD more than THC, so you need a larger dose to feel effects.
  • Rae said you need to take CBD edibles daily to feel its benefits long-term.

If you’re looking to experience CBD’s purported benefits, like reduced anxiety, pain, and nausea, taking it occasionally may not do the trick.

During an episode of the podcast “It’s All Going to the Pot,” neuroscientist and cannabis researcher Adie Rae explained why CBD edibles and beverages are “pointless” and a waste of money. Rae, a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded researcher at Legacy Research Institute, uses the name Adie Wilson-Poe to publish her work.

Humans digest THC and CBD, two of the main cannabinoids or chemical compounds found in cannabis, differently, said Rae. THC is the intoxicating cannabinoid and CBD does not have intoxicating effects that make you feel high.

As Rae told hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley, the liver breaks down CBD more than it does THC, leaving a smaller dose to enter your blood stream and elicit therapeutic effects.

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Published: September 25, 2021

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