Yes CBD essentially reduces and can completely negate the psychoactive properties of THC. Do some quick research on your own or ask a marijuana specialist. I've been through anxiety induced by THC personally. Higher CBD strains and CBD supplements before use make a difference. Even then you need to be moderate and aware of your tolerance.
Unfortunately, your judgment "Stoner Boys" is the same reason OP is weary about being looked down upon; shame on you. smh