Is CBD Psychoactive?

This article by Daily Hive was originally published on Weedmaps, and appears here with permission.

Every day, in every way, cannabis legalization in Canada is getting closer. But despite all the hype, noise, and publicity, there seems to be recurring cannabis myths flying around that just won't quit. Until cannabis is legal, our Canadian content partner Grow by Daily Hive, tackles common myths by cutting through the stigma and sensationalism to bring you the facts about cannabis.

Myth: CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis.

Fact: While cannabidiol (CBD) is non-intoxicating, it can produce psychoactive effects.

CBD is a compound found in cannabis, and even in other plants such as hemp and hops, that has been garnering much attention for its medical and therapeutic benefits. While it is often referred to as non-psychoactive because it does not produce the same intoxicating effects as THC, CBD does, in fact, interact with the brain with psychotropic implications. Put simply, psychoactive refers …

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