CBD Essentials for College: Back to Campus Wellness


The return to college can be stressful for everyone involved—teachers, parents, and students. Expectations rise and social anticipation can lead to some rather draining falls from grace. Being the sane one (now) in the group can help prevent stupid mistakes to regret later in life. 

Stress is a killer (sometimes quite literally) and a legal, safe solution could come in the form of sweet, gummy CBD edibles. CBD, although perhaps not as “exciting” as THC, is a drug that can get the job done. CBD is designed to calm stress, anxiety, and physical pain.


THC vs CBD and Delta-9 vs Delta-8

THC is, to put it bluntly, the most general way to explain a cannabis product that will have a psychological effect on its user. That means feeling a “high,” joy, and brief mental impairment for the user. THC is one of the most popular compounds extracted from the cannabis plant and is often used for amusement and recreational purposes.

CBD is far more user-friendly as (when extracted correctly as an isolate), it can offer a calming sensation without the side effects of a high. CBD edibles are often used as a utility for treating pain, stress, and poor sleep. Moreover, topical and tinctures are commonly used to help the skin remain healthy. CBD does not activate any CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human body.

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Delta-9 and Delta-8 aren’t as straightforward as they are not strictly the name of a cannabis compound. Both are considered to be subcategories of THC.

Delta-9 is a more psychoactive version of THC than most counterparts. It activates both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. It is also derived from marijuana.

Delta-8 is a less psychoactive version of THC, derived from hemp CBD. It too activates both the CB1 and CB2 receptors.


For Teachers

CBD offers insight into why some students do the things they do. Frustration is the last thing a teacher wants, but, with how varied classes and personalities tend to be, conflicting opinions are bound to happen. For example, a student might tell a teacher to “take a chill pill.” Fine. Maybe they will.

No, but, in all seriousness, CBD is a great, non-psychoactive alternative to THC. While also being more holistic than selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).


For Parents

If you hear your kids talk about CBD, take a moment to do some research. The safest way to ensure your child stays safe is by figuring out what “safe” is. Knowing what your child is going through mentally and physically (and why they feel they need CBD) is essential as a guardian. Some great questions to start with include: What is CBD? Where is CBD found? And, is CBD Dangerous?


For College Students

CBD is a legal, multi-purpose drug that can assist with pain, stress, anxiety, and (perhaps) as an enhancement of creativity. It allows for a greater focus on work and is just adventurous enough to be a “group activity.” CBD is far safer than some of the crazy, illegal drugs some people are trying these days. Going for something more researched, with actual evidence of success is a far safer way to “experiment” without putting anybody at risk.