There are many CBD myths and misconceptions floating around, that we wanted to take the time to look at those myths, and help explain why those myths are not true, and the statements to back those claims.
Myth #1: CBD Gets You High
This is categorically untrue. The high that is associated with Cannabis-derived Cannabinoids comes from Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the most prevalent Cannabinoid in Hemp, in front of Cannabidiol (CBD). THC imitates a chemical naturally produced in the body called Anandamide. Anandamide gives us good feelings and is thought to be a component of “runner’s high.” Once THC enters your system, it acts like a synthetic form of Anandamide by binding to CB1 receptors in your body, but typically found in the brain. The result is the THC “high.” CBD however, does not interact with the CB1 receptor in the same way and does not copy Anandamide. What this means is, THC and CBD work in completely different ways, and CBD definitely does not get you high.
Myth #2: CBD is Illegal
CBD is illegal for the people who it benefits for it to be illegal. What we mean by this, is it is illegal to the big pharmaceutical companies that don’t want to admit its medicinal benefits. The truth of the matter is, the 2014 Federal Farm Bill that was signed by President Obama classifies Hemp as possessing less than 0.3% of THC, which makes it distinct from Marijuana. Along with this, the Controlled Substances Act permits extracts from certain parts of the Hemp plant, like the stalk and seeds, known to have low concentrations of THC. So, any products derived from the “legal” parts of the Hemp plant with concentrations of under 0.3% THC are considered legal to distribute and consume with no legal consequences. However, we encourage readers to look at the laws within their states, as they have more of an influence on individuals than Federal laws do. There are as many as 18 states that have CBD-specific laws
Myth #3: CBD is a Myth
Another myth circulating the internet is that CBD is nothing more than a “placebo” product and doesn’t do what it says it does. That idea is completely false, and organizations such as Project CBD are dedicated to researching and compiling evidence on the therapeutic value of CBD as well as the other Cannabinoids, to prove that this statement is false. In fact, studies published by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, celebrated the positive effect Cannabidiol has on: convulsions, brain inflammation, pain, tumors, psychosis, substance abuse, and anxiety. There’s just no basis to dismiss CBD as pseudoscience. It’s only because of CBD’s ability to affect the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that it has such a profound therapeutic effect. It’s this system that may be the most important physiologic system for human health. After CBD enters the system, it becomes polypharmacological. This means that it has multiple therapeutic uses. There’s no doubt surrounding the effectiveness of CBD. That’s just science.
Myth #4: CBD is for Adults Only
There’s also a huge misunderstanding about who can use CBD products. While we can go more in depth about the differences of CBD and THC, we are proud to say that our products are not psychoactive in any way, and will not produce any kind of mind altering “high”. For this reason, people of all ages can benefit from CBD without worrying about side effects. The one main concern for parents wanting to give their children CBD, is the fact that some CBD products may contain trace amounts of THC. However, we are here to help you find the product that best suits your family’s needs, and will point you in the direction needed to suit those needs.
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