I have mentioned this several times before throughout many posts, but I think it deserves a post in its own right. It’s the issue of how the natural balance of THC to CBD’s, has been artificially interfered with through mans selective breeding of marijuana. As a general rule the weed that allot of people smoke these days has been selectively bred to have far too much THC and far too little CBD. The problem with this is that too much THC, can have an anxiety/paranoia or psychosis like inducing effect, while the CBD’s which research indicates can actually have an anti anxiety, anti psychotic effect has been bred to a level far below its natural amount. The result been that allot of the newer strains of weed, allot of the stuff in the UK that they call “skunk”, which is not necessarily the actual skunk strain, but just how this new high THC low CBD type of weed has become known, the same kind of stuff that you guys in the USA may call the "chronic", is far more likely to cause mental health problems, than the older lower THC higher CBD type weed. That’s what this whole “it's not your parents pot” campaign is all about.
If you watch the BBC’s should I smoke dope documentary, you see the two very different experiences the journalist who tries a high CBD lower THC dose and a high THC no CBD dose has. And when given a standard psychosis evaluation test, on the lower THC higher CBD dose she scores no significant change, on the higher THC no CBD dose she score positively psychotic.
This new type of weed is far from natural, it’s a result of mans direct interference with its breeding and the way it is grown.
So when you pick up that really potent high THC low CBD marijuana, that everybody seems to be smoking these days, that’s absolutely loaded with crystals from all the massive amounts of THC, sure it may have much more of a kick, but it may have allot more undesirable effects also. Weed with more THC and less CBD can equal more mental health problems.
Of course there will always be exceptions such as super strong hash dating back from god knows when and some breeders who do produce higher CBD strains but they aren’t necessarily what the majority of people either were in the past or are consuming now and what I have just mentioned does seem to be a rather worrying general trend of how it is now.