By Lucy Mann
There’s been quite a bit of buzz about Lord Jones CBD recently, and as a high anxiety insomniac, my curiosity was piqued. So what is CBD? To my understanding, it’s cannabis/weed, but without the Tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC – the ingredient that gives you a head high and makes you kind of loopy.
What is cannabidiol?
After some research, I learned that CBD (cannabidiol) is, in fact, psychoactive, it just doesn’t have the same effects. If a substance affects the brain, it is considered psychoactive, and studies have shown that CBD can help reduce the frequency of seizures (which of course occur in the brain), thus making it a psychoactive substance. However, there is no “high” associated with CBD; it does not impair you in the least. What it does do is reduce anxiety, pain, insomnia, nausea, etc.
I’m from California, of course, I’ve smoked pot, but I’m not what you would call a highly functioning pothead. If I smoke, I end up posted up on a couch for the next several hours chasing my brain around in circles within my skull. That can be fun every once in a while, but most of the time I’m anxious but still need to be able to function normally, at work for instance. This is where CBD comes in. I decided to try the Lord Jones products, specifically the lemon tincture.
Does it work?
Let me set the scene for you, 3 am, old New York apartment, sirens blaring in the distance, woman with a brand new bottle of CBD calling her name from the counter as she paced back and forth across her living room. I had to be at work in 6 hours, desperate times called for drastic measures. I was concerned it wouldn’t wear off in the next 6 hours and I would be sleepy at work, but I decided to take the risk. Let me just say, YOWZA. And I am not one to say yowza, I’m more of a wow kind of gal, but again YOWZA. I fell asleep, and there was no sleepy effect upon awakening. I’ve taken Ambien before, Nyquil when I’m unable to sleep, with both I wake up groggy. Not the case with CBD. I think my insomnia is mostly anxiety-based, which is probably why the CBD worked so well for me. Once my anxiety was alleviated I was finally able to sleep. It tasted good and worked within 10 minutes.
After my first successful experiment, I decided to try it during the day, the results were the same, I even had a friend comment that I seemed “relaxed”. I have never been called relaxed in my life. Needless to say, I am yet another CBD convert and I can save my Valium for panic attacks which are few and far between. I felt no effect other than reduced anxiety, I wasn’t tired or out of it, just calmer. On super stressful days sometimes I’ll double the dosage and that does the trick.
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