CBD oil is the new, hot thing these days, but there are a lot of misconceptions about it, too. Because the widespread use of CBD oil is so new, many people are learning about it for the first time, or only understand it in the context of its relationship to marijuana. But CBD is its own entity and has many benefits. It shouldn’t be written off or misused just because it’s misunderstood, so let’s bust some common myths about CBD oil!
1. CBD Oil Will Make You High
The misconception that CBD can make you high comes from CBD’s association with weed. While CBD does come from the cannabis plant, just like marijuana, it does not contain enough of the THC chemical to give you a psychoactive experience and make you high. Some products may contain both CBD and THC, so it’s important to take note of the contents of whatever CBD product you are using.
2. CBD Cures Diseases
While CBD has many health benefits, including reducing anxiety, alleviating pain, and potentially being helpful in reducing the severity of diseases like diabetes and cancer, CBD has not been proven to actually cure any diseases. It’s always important to speak to your medical health provider before using CBD products for medicinal reasons. CBD oil can complement other medical treatments as part of your comprehensive care, but usually should not be the sole source of treatment for medical conditions.
3. CBD is Addictive
Unlike THC, which is found in marijuana and gives the euphoric feeling of being high, CBD does not have an intoxicating effect and studies show CBD is not addictive. In fact, CBD products may help alleviate symptoms of drug addiction and may even prevent it. Research is still in preliminary stages, so more information is needed to make more official claims about CBD’s non-addictive qualities.
4. CBD is Illegal
While products from cannabis plants used to be illegal, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 declared that products derived from hemp were no longer considered controlled substances. This means that CBD from hemp that contains 0.3% THC or less is no longer illegal and no longer requires DEA registration to grow it. The purpose of this ruling was to make it easier to research hemp products. Since CBD oil is no longer a controlled substance, it can be more easily purchased and consumed. While some states initially resisted the change to the legal status of CBD, currently all 50 states allow CBD sales at some level.
Another thing people may not realize is that CBD comes in a variety of forms. At Hope CBD, we can help dispel any myths about CBD oil you may have heard and guide you toward the most appropriate CBD products for your needs. Don’t forget to discuss CBD-usage with your doctor before starting use.