Yep, smoking cannabis had the exact same effect on me after the onset of pain and during my first several months post vas. Prior to the vas, I had been recreationally using medical cannabis strains daily for several decades without any sort of issue.
Was my body’s reaction to cannabis related to my hypersensitive CNS? Was it related to an autoimmune reaction? Perhaps related to something else? A combination of things? IDK. I have my speculations, but it happened to me to.
Knowing what I know now, I do wonder if CBD THC oil blends like I am taking now would’ve been more beneficial in my early days as I did find xanax helpful then. Hard to say one way or another, but I have a hunch that CBD THC oil blends would would’ve helped me then vs smoking medical cannabis like I always had. There came a point where I could not use cannabis for several months post vas because it made my anxiety go through the roof.
I’m pretty sure that’s not just in your experience. My cannabis doctor swears this is more fact than a hunch. A little THC further activates the CBD and vice versa.
I actually noticed this “activation” when taking the Medterra pure CBD oil prior to getting my mmj card. When I’d smoke or vaporize some cannabis flower after taking a high dose of pure CBD, something was definitely different vs just smoking or vaping cannabis. The two seemed to compliment one another, and my mmj doctor supports the same ideology. He did a lot of his mmj training in Jamaica and in West coast states such as Oregon, Colorado, etc.
I used to think the same thing, but no longer do. Cannabis strains that were breed to be high in CBD have very low THC levels and they are not comparable to hemp. To the best of my knowledge, CBD, CBDA, CBD cannabinoids in general, etc, are all the same.
To the best of my knowledge, the biggest difference between CBD’s dirived from medical cannabis and hemp is the level of concentrate within a specific amount of flower, an entire plant, etc. It takes a lot of hemp product to produce a substantial amount of CBD cannabinoids vs mmj strains that were breed to be extremely high in CBD production - strains like AC/DC, Charlottes web, and so on were breed for their high CBD production.
The Medterra product I still take on occasion is derived from hemp. I have never seen any literature that suggested that CBD’s dirived from hemp are inferior vs CBD’s derived from true medical CBD strains of cannabis. But, if there is some contradictory literature, I would certainly like to see that data.
Yes, lots of people are getting ripped off on OTC CBD oils, hemp oils, and so on. The market is flooded with inferior “snake oil” products. I’d guess that the majority of people don’t know much about this subject prior to making a OTC or online purchase either. IMO, the bottles are labeled squirrelly and there’s a lot to know regarding specific extraction processes that are superior or inferior to one another, and so on.
If a bottle says it is a 30 day supply and the bottle says 300mg - that’s what’s in the bottle as a total. 300mg ÷ 30 = 10, and 10mg of CBD isn’t much. I personally don’t bother with anything less than 1500mg when it comes to purchasing OTC CBD oil products. 1500mg ÷ 30 = 50mg daily for 30 days.
My current average daily CBD intake varies. I’d say it’s somewhere around 80+mg daily. Some days it’s well over 100mg.
And for the record, I still occasionally smoke or vaporize mmj flower. I alternate between sativa’s, hybrid’s, indica’s, etc. Whatever I’m in the mood for. Whether for an added punch for pain relief, anxiety relief, sleep enhancement, otherwise, etc.
Anyway, I wasn’t trying to be contradictory or anything of the sort. Just adding to the discussion.
Hope that helps.