After a series of fortunate celebrity endorsements, the health trend for the cannabis component cannabidiol reached new levels last year. As delta-8 edibles began to be added to lattes in cafes around the United States, the word is spreading that the drug could help with anxiousness, concentration, relaxation, and possibly promote creativity.
Cannabidiol is among around 200 chemicals in the Cannabis Sativa plant, along with THC, which is psychoactive. A cannabis plant with much less than 0.3 percent THC is classified as industrial hemp by the federal government. It, including its byproducts like cannabidiol, is subject to limited government control. Cannabidiol shows potential for coffee store owners, food supplement suppliers, and customers, thanks to its legal standing and claimed benefits.
Conversely, there are no convincing arguments opposing cannabidiol; it is typically regarded as a comparatively non-intoxicating substance. The World Health Organization decided in 2017 that cannabidiol does not seem to have the potential for abuse or cause harm. The FDA approved the first medicine using a refined cannabis derivative to control seizures caused by uncommon epilepsy in June of last year. Cannabidiol-based products and companies have exploded as a result of these developments.
There are even cannabidiol brands geared exclusively toward artists and other creative workers. Although artists seem to be an intended audience for cannabidiol sellers, there is little to no evidence to support their creativity-boosting abilities or other purported advantages.
To put it another way, we don’t know if cannabidiol could trigger activity in the brain and traits linked with inventiveness, including convergent and divergent reasoning, idea production, and open-mindedness, on its own.
Consider Recess, a cannabidiol-infused seltzer that claimed to increase creativity, was released in October 2018. Recess creator Benjamin Witte informed Adweek that he was more creative, productive, and far less agitated and worried after introducing cannabidiol into his regimen.
The absence of scientific evidence to back up such allegations is attributable, at least in part, to the US government’s drug war. Cannabidiol, on the other hand, used to have a snake oil reputation before it was shown to have useful medical applications.
Cannabidiol oil is frequently mentioned as a natural remedy to established medical therapies by some who say that hemp only can cure cancer. Furthermore, since many cannabidiol-based products are classified as supplements, they may be exempt from standard FDA rules.
While cannabidiol is not regarded as a health hazard in and of itself, these deceptive activities have put the chemical on the government’s attention. Despite this, cannabidiol is safe for consumption if the products are properly labelled and thoroughly tested.
While cannabidiol was originally deemed a public health hazard simply because it was linked to marijuana, that same link may now be the source of its alleged creative benefits.
That isn’t to imply that such advantages don’t exist.