Lorena Cupcake, voted “best budtender in Chicago,” has answered hundreds of questions from cannabis shoppers and patients during their time as a budtender. And now they’re turning that experience into a monthly advice column, Ask a budtender. Got a question for Cupcake? Submit it to askabudtender@weedmaps.com.

Dear Cupcake,

I know that CBD blocks THC from binding with CB1 receptors. I’ve even heard that if you accidentally get too high, CBD can help sober you up.

Does that mean products with CBD in them get you less high than the same product with no CBD? I don’t want to waste my money on less effective products.

— High Guy

How cannabinoid receptors influence THC

CB1 receptors, an essential part of the body’s endocannabinoid system, are found primarily throughout the brain and…

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