Despite its popularity, CBD is still a bit of a controversial topic. Because it’s made from hemp, there are a lot of people that believe things that aren’t necessarily true about these products. That’s why today, we’re going to tackle the Top 5 CBD Myths and lay these issues the bed. We want you to be well-informed, and that means letting you know when misinformation is flying around.
Believe it or not, you can’t actually trust everything you read on the internet. Weird, right? Apparently, there are people out there that just type up whatever they want and present it as fact. We call those people “jerks.” There are a lot of these jerks out there spreading false rumors and information about CBD. We’re addressing the Top 5 CBD Myths not because we want to, but because you deserve to know the truth behind products like these.
Where do These Myths Come From?
They can come from a lot of places. There are a lot of things happening in the US right now that play into the misinformation that’s spreading. Medicinal and recreational legalization of marijuana plays a factor (although it shouldn’t). A lack of distinction between hemp and marijuana. Some people hear the word hemp, and they make certain assumptions about what CBD is and what it’s for. That results in CBD myths, and we’ll dive right into those right now.
Top 5 CBD Myths – Explained
- CBD Gets You High – No, it does not. THC (which is different) does get people high, but they are NOT the same thing. CBD reacts with different parts of your brain and body than THC does. CBD is non-psychoactive unlike THC. They are both found in hemp and marijuana plants, but they do VERY different things. CBD may make you feel more relaxed, but it’s THC that gets you high.
- CBD is Illegal – No, it is not. This myth is a little more understandable though. The laws regulating CBD are somewhat unclear and fluid right now. The bottom line is that CBD made from hemp is legal in all fifty states. CBD made from marijuana is more of a gray area. If your state does not allow marijuana, CBD made from it would be illegal, but the same product made from hemp would be fine. Unclear? Yes. Stupid? Kind of. True? Yup.
- All CBD Products are the Same – No, they’re not. Unfortunately, the FDA does not regulate CBD products yet. Literally, anyone can make them and start selling them with a business license. High quality products are made with high quality ingredients. Some are higher strength than others. Make sure you investigate the product you’re about to buy before handing over your money.
- CBD Won’t Show Up on A Drug Test – This is true, but there is something you should be aware of. CBD will not show up on a drug test. Those tests are looking for THC. That said, some CBD products contain trace amounts of THC. If you use enough of it (which would be a lot… like… a lot) it could show up. If you use it regularly enough, the THC could build up and show up on the test. If you want to avoid any trace amounts, avoid “full-spectrum” CBD products.
- Dosage Doesn’t Matter – Yes, it does. This takes a little experimentation since there’s no test to find out what the right amount for you is. We have a CBD Dosage Calculator you may want to check out that will give you a pretty good idea of how much to take. We will mention that you won’t overdose on CBD. It’s literally impossible. Play around with your dosage and find one that works for you!
Top 5 CBD Myths | Final Thoughts
We hope this cleared some things up for you. CBD is a relatively new product that a lot of people are reporting incredible results with. We want everyone to have the benefit of using it. Part of getting into the hands of the people that need it is dispelling incorrect info about it. Hopefully, this guide for the Top 5 CBD myths has been helpful for you!
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