Does CBD Make Your Eyes Red – Like Weed?

Does CBD Make Your Eyes Red – Like Weed?

Most of us are familiar with the words “high”, “stoned”, and “drugged”, commonly used on the streets, as well as on television and movies. These are terms used when a person is highly intoxicated owing to some addictive substance, like narcotics, marijuana, or other illicit substance. However, redness in the eyes is usually specific to someone who has smoked weed, unlike other narcotics in which the pupils dilate. This redness is basically caused by inflammation in the eyes. But, have you ever wondered why weed causes an inflammatory reaction when CBD – the much-hyped cannabinoid is present in it? Then, does that mean CBD or cannabidiol could have the same effect? The answer is: No Fact: The red, watery, inflamed eyes, which is one of the most common and widely noted side effects of cannabis use, is really caused by the THC (∆-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol) in the weed. And, not CBD! As much as would like to end it here, the answer isn’t quite that simple! Why Does Marijuana Make Your Eyes Go Red? Usually, redness of eyes is a sign of an infection, allergy, or exhaustion. However, the redness of eyes caused after smoking weed isn’t caused by any irritation, infection, or tiredness. It’s rather due to your body’s reaction to the psychoactive/psychedelic component of marijuana – THC. Marijuana has several psychoactive and non-psychoactive chemicals, known as cannabinoids. While THC is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD is the principal non-psychoactive cannabinoid. While both share similar molecular structure, their atomic arrangement…

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