CBD and SobrietyBy Rooted_Admin | Comments: 0 | August 6, 2019
I love this topic, well these topics. Transparency is something that The Rooted Company is founded on and Amanda and I are committed to sharing our stories of wellness in hopes to inspire and support others on their paths of wellness!
What some may, or may not know is that Amanda and I walk a path of sobriety, meaning (for the sake of this blog) we don’t ingest any intoxicating substances and haven’t done so in about 8 years. Our own paths of sober practice include fostering a sense of connection, mental clarity, and commitment– what we strive to transmit to our Rooted family!
On our own each individual paths, we came across CBD as a natural remedy to combat different ailments! In sharing about our stories of wellness with CBD, we often times are asked about how that impacts our sobriety and its pretty simple, it doesn’t!
It seems there is a stigma associated with CBD and we have decided to take the challenge on because we can’t deny the healing properties the cannabis plant has to offer. When many hear the word cannabis they instantly think of marijuana, which rightfully so as cannabis is THE plant that births hemp AND marijuana.
So where is the line drawn? This isn’t for us to judge or decide! What we DO know is that CBD is indeed considered a psychoactive- which, a lot of companies market it as “non psychoactive” to attempt the explanation that it does not produce a “high.” However, the very definition of psychoactive is “affecting the mind,” which we know CBD does interact with a major system (endocannabinoid system) to produce anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic properties. Side note: tobacco is also a psychoactive.
What CBD does NOT do is produce a psychotropic “high” or an “intoxicating” affect that users get from ∆9-THC in marijuana- meaning CBD use is NOT the same as marijuana use. Hemp is not abundant in ∆9-THC and marijuana is (big difference).
CBD is so effective because of the way it interacts with our endocannabinoid system. Essentially, our bodies are working to create homeostasis when we ingest CBD, which is why there are so many benefits. Your endocannabinoid system is where your cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the body and is involved with an array of physiological processes including appetite, pain, inflammation, mood, and memory!
Ultimately, what it boils down to is the intention behind the use of CBD. We all know our thought processes are powerful and if one is sober (committed to living without ingesting intoxicating substances) and wanting to use CBD to try and feel intoxicated or produce a “high” feeling.., then there may be some concern and it’s recommended to get further education as to how CBD can be used towards your individual wellness. It is also important to be responsible when choosing product to ensure there isn’t a psychotropic high or intoxicating component.
This is why we chose to source THC free broad spectrum CBD! We wanted to ensure our tincture had a full plant profile with zero THC! If you want a sample email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!