Padula: CBD, THC both offer benefits from cannabis

I have recently received questions from readers about cannabidiol, or CBD, mostly curious of three things: how effective is CBD in its isolated form opposed to whole plant form; what do the ratios on the dispensary packages mean; and which ratio should I choose?

For the sake of clearing up any confusion, when I mention CBD, I am referring to the real cannabis-derived compound, not the hemp-derived snake oil now found in every smoke shop and most gas stations housing a glass case full of scales and glass pipes.

There seems to be this misconception that CBD is the sole medicinal compound found in the cannabis plant, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is only responsible for getting you high. But this misconception was birthed from a complicated and necessary dilemma for cannabis supporters — finding a way to present cannabis in a different light by focusing on the other most beneficial

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