It’s a wonderful time to be alive! Sure, the world seems to be going to hell in a handbasket faster than ever. We can’t ignore that. But there is a bright spot amidst all the chaos: cannabis is finally getting the attention and credit it rightly deserves.
And because the world is finally starting to see what cannabis can do other than get you high, an exciting set of events are occurring: people are coming up with novel and unique ways to get cannabis (or cannabinoids, to be more specific) into your system. Case in point: CBD water.
Yes, you read that right. CBD water is actually a thing. You can buy it right now if you want to. But just because it’s available to anyone with a few bucks in their pocket, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask questions first.
If you’re new to the ganja game (or even if you’re not), you may be wondering:
- What is CBD?
- What is CBD water?
- Why is CBD water so awesome?
- Will CBD water get you high?
In this article, the experts at Honest Marijuana will answer all those questions so you can make an informed decision. We’ll also investigate whether CBD water has any side effects and whether or not you can make your own CBD water at home.
So let’s start with the most basic question in this discussion.
What Is CBD?
CBD (short for cannabidiol) is one of a group of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is probably the best-known cannabinoid, but CBD is rapidly growing in popularity and notoriety. Other cannabinoids include:
And that’s just for starters. Scientists have isolated 113 different cannabinoids so far. Who knew the cannabis plant held such a wealth of ingredients, right? But back to the topic at hand.
CBD interacts with neurons (or receptors) in your brain — and in your body itself — to produce a variety of interesting effects (which we’ll talk about in another section). The awesome thing about CBD is that it interacts with specific receptors in your brain that other cannabinoids (like THC) just can’t reach.
So with that in mind, we can now answer another question.
What Is CBD Water?
CBD water is just what it sounds like: CBD mixed into water. There are no hidden ingredients (or there shouldn’t be) and no multi-syllable chemicals (other than cannabinol, of course). Just two atoms of hydrogen, one atom of oxygen, and a whole lot of CBD goodness.
Why Is CBD Water So Awesome?
CBD water is awesome for two simple reasons: water and CBD.
Water is just all-around awesome all by itself. It lubricates your brain (sounds like fun, doesn’t it?), keeps your organs doing what they’re supposed to, and basically just makes your whole life better. Bottom line: you need water to live, so be sure to drink at least eight cups of it every day.
So, yeah, water is great. But the sheer awesomeness of CBD water lies in the CBD itself. Here’s why.
The Benefits Of CBD
The benefits of CBD are legion. We’re confident that very soon someone in the know (other than us, of course) will proclaim CBD as a wonder drug for the 21st century. Here is just a small list of the benefits CBD has to offer:
- Reduces artery blockage
- Makes it easier to sleep
- Lessens the severity of psychosis
- Reduces inflammation
- Prevents bacterial growth
- Reduces blood sugar levels
- Reduces nausea and vomiting
- Decreases pain
- Fights tumor and cancer cells
- Prevents nervous system degeneration
- Suppresses muscle spasms
- Combats anxiety and depression
- Promotes bone growth
- Treats psoriasis
- Suppresses seizure and convulsion activity
- Stimulates appetite
CBD by itself has the potential to revolutionize medicine and bring relief to a lot of people. Imagine if a cancer patient could decrease her pain, reduce her nausea and vomiting, and fight the spread of the tumor just by drinking plenty of water every day. Are you starting to see why CBD water is so awesome?
So as you can see from the long list of benefits, CBD has the potential to treat a wide range of disorders. These are just a few of the medical and psychological issues that respond well to CBD:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Antibiotic resistance
- Bipolar disorder
- Digestive distress
- Endocrine disorders
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Heart disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Mad cow disease
- Mood disorders
- Motion sickness
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Chronic pain
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sickle cell anemia
- Skin conditions
- Spinal cord injury
Whew! That’s a lot, right? And that’s without federal funding to investigate further. Imagine what scientists could discover if marijuana were legal on a federal level. They’d discover that there’s so much more to marijuana than just getting high.
That brings us to an important question about CBD water: will it get you high?
Will CBD Water Get You High?
No, CBD water will not get you high. It won’t send you on a space trip because CBD isn’t a psychedelic cannabinoid like THC.
On a chemical level, CBD doesn’t interact with the psychoactive neurons in your brain the way THC does. So no CBD product — including CBD water — will get you high unless it has been mislabeled, it contains hidden ingredients, or you took the wrong stuff.
Does CBD Water Have Any Side Effects?
This is always a tricky question to answer. The easiest explanation is “not really,” but it all depends on what you consider a side effect.
If you think of side effects as severe reactions like liver damage, addiction, nausea, and paralysis, then, no, CBD water doesn’t have any side effects. But if you think of side effects as ANY reactions other than what you are taking the drug for, then, yes, CBD water does have side effects.
That said, those side effects aren’t as bad as you might expect. The only two you may experience when taking CBD water are:
- Dry mouth
- A reduction in your liver’s ability to metabolize other pharmaceuticals
When you think about it, dry mouth isn’t really all that bad and is a small price to pay for the long list of benefits mentioned earlier. It’s that second “side effect” that might catch your eye.
It shouldn’t be a problem if you stop one medication and take CBD water for the condition instead. But if you’re taking medication for a heart problem (which CBD doesn’t treat), adding CBD water could cause problems.
To avoid any unintended consequences, be sure to talk to your doctor before adding any type of CBD into your daily routine.
Can You Make Your Own CBD Water?
The simple answer is yes and no. Yes, because you can buy water-soluble CBD (powdered CBD that will dissolve in water) online or at your local dispensary (talk to a budtender for details). No, because you can’t make water-soluble CBD at home. Sorry we can’t be clearer, but it really depends on how you define DIY.
Making your own water-soluble CBD isn’t like making your own CBD tincture with bud and vodka. It requires special equipment and knowledge. So, no, you can’t make take a few nugs of your favorite high-CBD strain and mix up a batch for water-soluble CBD in your kitchen. But that shouldn’t turn you off completely.
Think about it like Kool-Aid (mmmm!). There’s just no way to make the powdered mix in your kitchen. But you don’t let that stop you from whipping up a batch of the glorious grape elixir to quench your thirst during a bout of the munchies.
If you think CBD water might be the thing for you, don’t let the fact that you can’t make it at home stop you from buying a bottle.
Is CBD Water Right For You?
The only way to know if CBD water is right for you is to man (or woman) up and give it a try. When you think about it, what have you got to lose? CBD doesn’t have any side effects and there’s no way to take too much.
Really, it all comes down to personal preference. Do you like getting your CBD in the water your drink? Or do you prefer another delivery method? You won’t know for sure until you try them all.
And if you don’t like CBD water for some reason, you can always try the other methods. There are so many choices available these days, including:
That’s the beauty of CBD products: there’s really no right or wrong way to use them. It’s whatever works best for you. So give CBD water a try. It just might be exactly what you’re looking for.
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