Cannabidiol or CBD is an active ingredient of cannabis (marijuana). It is derived from the hemp plant, a cousin of the marijuana plant. A popular source of it is from CBD hemp flower that secrete certain cannabinoids when it is in full bloom.
(CBD) and CBD containing compounds have been known to help alleviate cognitive impairment and psychotic symptoms in patients with different conditions like epilepsy, anxiety, depression, etc.
A lot of scientific journals have cited the medicinal benefit of CBD, but how about its recreational benefits? Does it enhance our movie-watching experience?
To answer the question, we must understand how CBD affects our bodies.
Effect of CBD Intake compared to Marijuana
CBD is non-psychoactive. It does not get you high or stoned. It doesn’t bring the “faded feeling” or psychological haziness that is usually an effect of a cannabis product with high THC content. A report from the World Health Organization states “CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.”. The report also says that the use of CBD compromises public health.
CBD has been recently discovered and has since been popular with a lot of healthy-living enthusiasts. You can see an advertisement promoting it as an add-in booster to your after-work-out smoothie or your favorite coffee or taken through raw CBD hemp flower, oil, gummies. Setting aside the media’s claim of these health benefits, actual scientific evidence shows that it is effective in treating some of the cruelest diseases like epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, sleep difficulties. While there isn’t conclusive research to support CBD or CBD oil as the preferred method of curing the aforementioned diseases, researchers agree that the current data shows that CBD products have a lot of potentials.
Although CBD may have some health benefits, it is important to know the possible side effects. These effects vary, depending on the individual but it was reported to show some of the following side effects
How does it affect our movie-watching experience?
CBD is known to relieve anxiety and stress symptoms. It relieves anxiety by allowing more serotonin flow in your brain like the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or (SSRI), allowing you to focus and gain more concentration.
This means that one will find it easier to focus and engage while watching a movie. The more attention you have while watching a movie means that you can understand and enjoy it even more.
Imagine watching a movie while having to bear the pain of your chronic headache or back pain; not enjoyable.
Based on studies CBD interacts with our cell-signaling system called the endocannabinoid system or ECS. This interaction creates an anti-inflammatory and pain-reliever effect. Pharmacology research assessed that CBD works well to relieve chronic pain.
To conclude, CBD can help those with chronic pain conditions enjoy a simple movie marathon day. It can help those who are anxious and stressed to enjoy a few hours of movie watching. For those who don’t have these conditions, a blissful and relaxed mind can greatly improve the movie experience of course with the help of CBD.