Frequently asked questions
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of 60 phytocannabinoid compounds found in cannabis. The most extensively-studied compound found in cannabis is THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol), but interest in CBD and its usefulness in medicine and recreation is quickly growing. Every kind of cannabinoid has its own unique function, and CBD works mostly as a relaxant and an anti-inflammatory agent in our body.
What are the ailments that CBD may help the most?
CBD has not been studied long enough for medical professionals to have a solid consensus about it. This is due to the harmful stigma that surrounds cannabis as a recreational substance. Thankfully, there has been a renaissance in recent years when it comes to CBD research. Taking CBD may alleviate the effects of a wide array of diseases, especially those rooted in inflammation.
Anxiety and Depression
Combats tumor and cancer cells
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are compounds that interact with our bodies’ endocannabinoid system, or ECS. It is a recent discovery that all vertebrates have an ECS, and it is a network of receptors that respond to the presence of cannabinoids. These receptors include CB1, CB2, adenosine, serotonin, and vanilloid. This system of receptors is responsible for keeping our minds and bodies in balance. The ECS regulates bodily functions like pain perception, appetite, mood, memory, immune response, and sleep.
As of today, there have been 113 cannabinoid molecules that have been discovered and isolated.
Our body produces its own cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids). In infancy, our bodies source endocannabinoids from our mothers’ milk, to assist our underdeveloped ECS. Like all other bodily systems, our ECS grows less and less efficient as we age, and as the amount of endocannabinoids our bodies synthesize decreases, our bodies slowly go out of balance. We become more prone to issues like insomnia or chronic anxiety as we become more cannabinoid-deficient. Reintroducing cannabinoids into our body in the form of phytocannabinoids (or plant-based cannabinoids) like THC or CBD would help our bodies regain its balance and general health.
Does THC and CBD work together or against each other?
Studies have shown that THC and CBD work together best! Though they have different effects and functions in the body, they boost each other’s curative effects. This cooperation between the cannabinoids is called “the entourage effect”. For example, CBD enhances THC’s supposed pain-killing and anti-cancer properties.
CBD also regulates the psychoactive effects of THC. THC may help increase alertness, creativity, and mental activity, but taking too much of it may cause anxiety and an increased heart rate. Having an ample amount of CBD with the THC reduces the “peak” of its high, prolongs its effects, and helps the user relax amidst their heightened alertness.
Both THC and CBD help in the neurogenesis, or the creation of new brain cells, of adult mammals. However, some disorders (like liver, cardiovascular, and metabolic disorders) respond better to treatments with a higher concentration of CBD, than those that are more THC-rich.
What physiological disorders may CBD help treat?
Multiple sclerosis - it significantly reduced symptoms of multiple sclerosis among test subjects in a randomized and placebo-controlled 2004 study
Cancer – it increases breast cancer cell death and inhibits the invasion and metastasis (or spread) of lung cancer
Chronic pain – CBD is a powerful analgesic when ingested, inhaled, or applied topically. When combined with THC, it significantly reduces pain
Which kinds of patients should take particular caution when taking CBD?
It is not recommended for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to take CBD because of the lack of studies that prove it does not affect pregnancy. The bulk of the studies regarding the effects of cannabis in pregnant women deal with THC only, and the results are inconclusive.
Which drugs can possibly interact with CBD?
Since one of the possible effects of CBD includes increased drowsiness, special care must be taken when administering CBD alongside other herbs and compounds that promote sleep and relaxation. These include melatonin, sassafras, catnip, valerian root, California poppy, St. John’s wort, etc. Taking CBD while intoxicated on alcohol is also highly discouraged.
What are the different ways of delivering CBD?
This is the most popular, most easily accessible, and the oldest method of consuming cannabis! The dried top buds of the cannabis plant can be rolled into joints or blunts (which are cigarettes with cannabis instead of tobacco), or they can be smoked with a pipe or water bong.
When buds are smoked, the THC and CBD compounds decarboxylate as they burn, making them bioavailable. Smoking bud has all the risks that come with smoking any sort of herb: the smoke you inhale comes with all sorts of vapors. Smoking cannabis with a water pipe can help with the harshness because the water filters the smoke and the chamber regulates its temperature before you inhale it. One very interesting and promising study even found that cannabis smoke actually increased the lung capacity of the participants, and allowed them to intake more oxygen into their bodies when breathing as opposed to the control group.
Like vaping bud, the effects of vaping oil are the same as when cannabis is smoked. We offer a range of vape pens and cartridges containing CBD distillate oil.
Although using a vape is generally considered to be safer than smoking, there is not much conclusive research when it comes to its long-term health effects. Caution is advised when one is choosing vape units to administer CBD with; make sure that the manufacturer you buy from is reputable. Because of our extensive experience with creating and sourcing vape hardware, customers can expect a safe and healthy vaping experience when using Grind City Cannabis' vape products, although some may still be sensitive and experience slight irritation, which is normal. More experienced smokers will be accustomed to the effects of smoking/vaping and will not likely feel any sensations in the throat.
What are the side effects of taking too much CBD?
Thankfully, CBD is well-tolerated by the human body, and taking it even in high doses is safe. In fact, it is relatively better to have an abundant amount of CBD than have too little of it. Daily doses of up to 1500 mg can be taken safely for 4 weeks, or even longer for smaller daily doses.
Which zip codes are included for "Local Delivery"?
We offer local delivery for these zip codes 38104, 38111, 38117, 38103, 38120, 38138, 38139, 38016, 38018, 38133, 38134, 38122, 38017. We are working on expanding our delivery zone to include more zip codes. Check back with us as we continue to grow our operations.