Cannabis is a topic that is often clouded by misconceptions which can mislead and misinform. With a growing popularity and increased areas of legalization, it is important to separate fact from fiction. Whether you’re a seasoned user, a curious newcomer, or someone seeking clarity, the following may help you navigate the complexities of cannabis with greater confidence and understanding.

Fiction: All Cannabis is Psychoactive

Not all cannabis strains cause a high sensation. Cannabinoids are a group of substances found in the cannabis plant; the two main cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC is the primary cannabinoids that are responsible for the euphoric and intoxicating effects which are commonly associated with cannabis. On the other hand, CBD is known for its potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing anxiety, alleviating pain, and mitigating inflammation.

Enjoying a strain that contains high levels of CBD and insignificant levels of THC can provide the user with the benefits of cannabis without any of the psychoactive effects.

Fiction: Cannabis is Completely Harmless

Although cannabis can provide therapeutic benefits, it is not without potential risk, as chronic use of the substance con possibly lead to dependency and health problems.

Cannabis dependency can impact health, well being, and quality of life. Over-using Cannabis may cause difficulties in focusing on work and and daily productivity.

What’s more, similar to cigarettes, smoking cannabis can negatively effect lung health and can lead to further complications down the road. Though using vaporizers may be recognized for reducing the risks, it does not make cannabis consumption completely risk-free.

Fiction: Eating Raw Cannabis Gets You High

Raw cannabis contains tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), which which must first go through a process known as decarboxylation. This means that the compounds must go through heat exposure to turn into the active forms of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), which is what produces the full effects of cannabis.

Therefore, if you eat raw cannabis it will likely not produce that same high as consuming cannabis that has been heated through a joint, vaporizer, or baked food.


As cannabis becomes more widespread and accepted in today’s society, it’s important to try to separate fact from fiction.

Whether you are a new, a long time user, or simply just curious, debunking fictional beliefs of cannabis will help foster a more informed and responsible approach to cannabis knowledge and consumption.