Most people are familiar with the cannabis plant’s two VIP players: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). What many people don’t know is that the plant contains hundreds of cannabinoids, all with incredibly specific effects and benefits.
Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis. The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (Delta9-THC or Delta8-THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another major constituent of the plant.
Cannabis has an extensive list of benefits, and reducing anxiety is actually one of them. However, it seems that there’s a 50/50 split in consensus on whether cannabis actually aids anxiety or increases it. Read on to learn why both may be true.