Even with so many hemp products available on the market today, CBD oil myths and misconceptions are still rampant. With everything from cannabis gummies to CBD pods available, it is hard to know what information is valid, and what opinions are correct. Scientists are still working on developing a large body of conclusive research, and many people propagating myths are simply not educated on what we know so far.
Before the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and cannabis remained illegal on a federal level, which made public and conclusive research difficult to conduct and fund. Negative stigmas against marijuana and cannabis users propagated by public media and the “War on Drugs” in the twentieth century caused a large amount of misinformation to circulate. With a little bit of research and scientific information, a lot of these popular CBD oil myths can be debunked.
1. CBD is illegal
The fluctuating legality of cannabis and CBD in the United States leads to many misconceptions about the legal status of CBD products. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp with a THC content of less than 0.3%. This means that both broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD oils are legal, as long as they contain less than 0.3%. Some states legalized medical marijuana and CBD long before 2018. On the other hand, a few states still have laws specifically restricting or prohibiting the use of CBD in their state. It is best to check with your local laws before purchasing CBD for the first time.
2. CBD will get you high
CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it will not get you high. THC, otherwise known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive molecule contained in hemp and marijuana plants. It is found in concentrations between 15-30% in marijuana plants, and less than 0.3% in CBD hemp plants. Broad spectrum CBD pods will have the THC removed or be made from naturally THC-free hemp plants. So again, CBD does not get you high, and is why products like cannabis gummies for kids exist.
3. CBD products aren’t safe
As long as you are purchasing your CBD and hemp products from a reliable source, there should not be an issue. It is not possible to overdose on CBD, you simply waste your money if you take more than you need. And, as we mentioned before, CBD will not get you high. Products like CBD pods and cannabis gummies should always be bought from a US hemp company to ensure quality.
4. CBD is a placebo effect
Scientific studies have yet to draw conclusive evidence on CBD’s benefits, as scientists are hesitant to make any claims before effectively proving them. The research on CBD is promising, and as it becomes easier to acquire funding and product for these studies more evidence should come to light showing that CBD is not just a placebo effect.
5. Professionals can’t take CBD
CBD is for everyone! Parents, CEOs, teachers, dishwashers, and everyone in between should feel comfortable taking CBD. There is nothing unprofessional about taking care of your wellness. Recent years have also shown that the stigma around cannabis use is rapidly lifting.