Chill pills kill pain, excess high

There are many different ways to consume cannabis other than smoking a joint of your favorite strain. It’s now possible to take the desired cannabinoid extract in pill form.

I had been aware of these pills, but it wasn’t until the middle of an insanely busy week when my interest in cannabis pills peaked. As if my week wasn’t hectic enough, my arthritis flared. Naturally.

On the hunt for pain relief, I found myself at Amsterdam’s Garden in San Jose. I was at first unsure as to exactly what I was looking for. At first, I was directed towards a strain of flowers with over 2 percent CBD content to soothe my arthritis pain. Then I noticed the capsules, which had an unprecedented 12 percent CBD content.

I instantly dropped the $35 eighth of the high CBD flowers in favor of the $60 20-pack of the CBD pills.

While I was focused on the capsules, I asked about the other types of pills that were available and learned the following:

Indica Pills: These pills contain extracts from indica strains and are used to treat insomnia, pain, and lack of appetite. The indica pills contain 30 mg of concentrated THC.

Sativa Pills: These pills contain extracts from sativa strains and are used to treat anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. These also have 30 mg of THC.

AM/PM Pills: The AM pill is sativa while the PM is an indica.

Last but not least, CBD: Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid found in marijuana that can provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, and reduce anxiety. CBD pills have about 12 percent of CBD while less than 1 percent of CBD is found in most bud.

However, even after purchasing the high CBD pills, I was skeptical. Advil and Aleve had done little in alleviating my rheumatoid arthritis pain. I didn’t think the CBD would be any different.

I made sure to take the pills several different times in order to gauge the typical effect. I learned that CBD pills are not some miracle drug to be used in the place of heavy pain relievers. However, for those of use who prefer herbal solutions to chemicals ones, CBD is a great option.
The pills themselves are gelatin caps filled with coconut oil infused with CBD. For those of you who may have tried fish oil pills, they are similar (however, if you belch after taking CBD, you will taste the flavor of an edible on the back of your throat rather than day-old sushi).

The pills take about 30-45 minutes to fully kick in, although the effects can begin after 10 minutes. Kind Caps produces half and double dose pills, and it’s recommended to begin with half doses in order to test personal tolerance to CBD before changing dosage.

The effect of the pills lasts about six hours after taking it and it is safe to take more than one at a time.

After trying these CBD pills, I’ve come to the following conclusions:

When trying the pills, don’t expect a miracle. Or for it to be as strong as Vicodin. However, the pain relief of a CBD pill can be compared to that of a few Advil.

CBD does not efficiently combat menstrual pain.

The pills should be taken with food.

CBD is far more effective in relieving rheumatoid arthritis pain than any other generic painkiller.

Don’t expect to get high off CBD. Even if you get high before ingesting the pill, the CBD will counter-effect the THC and your high will be killed within minutes.

CBD pills WILL kill a high. Because of the way the CBD combats the effects of THC, CBD capsules can be used to induce a “come-down” if you’re too high off an edible.

Since first trying the capsules, I haven’t used anything else to combat mild pain. CBD pills have been the most effective and efficient treatment in combating inflammation, stiffness, and even some muscle pain. I absolutely recommend the capsules to anyone looking for an herbal pain relief in the form of medicinal cannabis.

Kind Caps CBD Pills, $60 for a bottle of 20 or $40 for 12
Available at: Amsterdam’s Garden, 2142 The Alameda, San Jose.