There has been a lot of talk around cannabidiol (CBD) within the last few years. As THC based drugs such as marijuana became more popular and legalized, other hemp related products, such as CBD have been launched into the public spotlight. In fact, in the last decade CBD has become so popular that it has even led to the creation of tons of CBD retailers and wholesale CBD distributors. This inevitably results in a lot of misinformation being spread around, which unfortunately can sometimes outweigh the truth. That is why this article is here to help debunk some of the more common myths about CBD that are out there.
CBD Makes People High
As soon as people hear that something is a cannabinoid, they often form the conclusion that it must get individuals high and make them hallucinate. However, there are certain types of cannabinoids, such as CBD, which are specifically designed in a way that they are non-psychoactive. In layman's terms, this means that these products will not make its users high.
Even important government organizations like the National Institute on Drug Abuse have done thorough studies on CBD and found that it does not contain psychoactive properties to it. In fact, CBD tends to have almost opposite complete effects of marijuana.
CBD Is Addictive
It is baffling that this myth is still somehow able to gain traction in today's society. One of the main reasons why this myth began in the first place is due to CBD being wrongly linked to marijuana. Individuals thought that since marijuana was commonly classified as a gateway drug, that CBD would inevitably also lead to addiction development. However, it has been widely proven that marijuana is not addictive whatsoever and is in no way a gateway drug. Based on this fact alone, it should be enough to get people to stop believing this extremely inaccurate statement.
The other main thing that should help prove this myth wrong is that, despite what a lot of people mistakenly think, CBD is not marijuana. Both of these reasons should help people realize the truth, which is that CBD is not addictive whatsoever, which multiple organizations have proven over the years.
CBD Always Comes From Marijuana
As previously mentioned, CBD is not marijuana in any way shape or form. This includes being extracted from marijuana plant, which CBD is not. The reason why many people get confused in this area is because both marijuana and hemp are types of cannabis plants, so it can be easy to confuse them. However, there is a huge difference between these two strains of cannabis plant.
The biggest difference being the level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is present in each of the plants. For marijuana plants, the level of THC is incredibly high, which is responsible for the psychoactive properties of it. When it comes to hemp, the THC level is almost non-existent, with it usually hovering around 0.3 percent or even less. With this portion of THC, anything that is extracted from the hemp plant will have no psychoactive properties. This is why CBD is able to prevent its users from having any sort of hallucinations or sedative qualities.
CBD Is Totally Fine for THC Restrictive Places
The reason why this myth is so tricky is because it is not completely wrong. In fact, it is both right and wrong at the same time. It is true that some types of CBD are completely fine to use regardless of what a state’s THC laws are. This includes any form of CBD which does not contain any traces of THC, such as Broad Spectrum CBD. However, that is not the only type of CBD out there, which is where this myth comes in.
Another popular form of CBD is called Full Spectrum CBD. However, unlike Broad Spectrum CBD, Full Spectrum CBD incorporates small amounts of THC. This means that using Full Spectrum CBD in an area that has very strict THC laws might get someone in a bit of trouble, since there are traceable amounts of THC within Full Spectrum CBD. So while CBD is perfectly fine to use in most cases, regardless of what a state’s TC laws are, using Full Spectrum CBD can occasionally cause someone to run into a bit of trouble regarding the legality of it in a place with strict THC laws.
CBD Is New and Still Being Figured Out
This is once again one of those myths that is not completely untrue, but does have major flaws with it. The biggest flaw in this myth is that CBD is some kind of new invention. Not only has CBD been around in its current form for several years now, but it has been around in one form or another for thousands of years. In fact, the roots of CBD-like substances can be traced all the way back to Biblical times. Even back then, they were used for purposes that are very similar to how CBD is used nowadays.
The part where the myth is only half-true is regarding the second half of it. When it comes to any kind of medical and organic material, there is almost always continuous testing of it as new versions of it come out and new methods of testing its abilities are developed. The same thing applies to CBD, which means that there are almost always some tests going on regarding its properties and abilities. So while it is true that CBD is still being figured out, that is not the same thing as saying that the scientific community does not know much about the effects and properties of CBD. CBD has already been extensively researched and tested, so the scientific community is already well aware of most of its effects and properties.