The ABCs of Mixing CBD & THC (Always Better Combined)
You don’t need booze to master mixology. Like the alchemists of old, you can combine natural elements in the pursuit of liquid gold. Mixing CBD and THC yields a more precious experience, but before we mix let’s break this recipe down.
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. That’s the science word for fun plant chemical. It’s the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis – and Cann’s infused drinks – that creates the bubbly lifted sensation (aka high) you get from even just 2 mgs.
THC has a whole litany of consumer-reported benefits including:
- Pain relief
- Easing nausea
- Sleep aid
- Reducing inflammation
- Helping treat eating disorders, PTSD, and more
In the last four years, you’ve likely heard of CBD or cannabidiol. It’s been infused into everything from lattes to toothpicks, but the truth is we don’t know a ton about it. What we do know is that it doesn’t create the same “high” as THC (the jury’s still out on whether it even is a psychoactive ingredient.) Think of it as THC’s mysterious little sister you don’t know very well, who doesn’t go as hard, but has great vibes. She also doesn’t make you want to order an entire pizza by yourself at 4 am.
What we do know is CBD is used to treat things like:
As you can see, there’s a bit of overlap between the benefits of THC and CBD. That’s why when you mix them up it can actually enhance the effect of both. This is commonly referred to as the ‘entourage effect’, except there’s no weird guy named Turtle hanging around for 8 seasons.
Together, CBD and THC do more to treat anxiety and insomnia, and may even reduce your risk of cancer (science pending). There are also some studies that suggest CBD helps curb some of the less pleasant side effects of THC like paranoia or “the munchies.”
H3: So whether you’re a THC scholar, a CBD darling, or just canna-curious in general there are plenty of reasons to try them together – and an easier way when you drink your extracts together. Plus, they’ll feel even better than you might think.