I haven’t tried those weird synthetic cannabinoids, but I have tried CBD candies and they had little effect on me as a lifelong cannabis smoker.
I’ll never forget those crazy “bath salts” that were sold at gas stations when I was in college. It was a catch-all term for a constantly shifting mystery drug that was usually stimulant-like, but I can’t comment on the later varieties. At first, the drug sold as “bath salts” was this designer stimulant called mephedrone. Now a schedule 1 narcotic, “meow meow” was described by some as a mix of cocaine and MDMA. It blows my mind to think that people could buy this stuff in gas stations and head shops until it was outlawed in 2011. I watched a lot of people get addicted to that junk, especially in the year before I got to college and several students were hospitalized for overdoses. It was a year later when I was told the stories as a young freshman with total ignorance of the drug. Nowadays what I see mostly in gas stations are CBD candies and delta-8 or delta-10 THC products which are still legal in a number of states. I haven’t tried those weird synthetic cannabinoids, but I have tried CBD candies and they had little effect on me as a lifelong cannabis smoker. I’m sure I would need a much larger dose of CBD to feel the effects from the candies. My brother buys them and eats them daily, claiming that they relieve the pain he usually experiences in his knees from years of running. I’m glad that someone is able to experience the benefits of pure CBD, because that has never been the case for me. I have to use high THC cannabis if I want to benefit from the effects of marijuana.