CBD 101: Facts vs Myths

CBD 101: Facts vs Myths

CBD has skyrocketed in popularity in the past few years. Despite its rise to the mainstream, misinformation about the compound is common. With new developments surrounding laws and medical research, it’s important to clear up some myths about CBD. Keep reading for some common misconceptions about CBD oil. 

Myth: CBD Oil will make you high. 

Fact: The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. That means CBD does not have mind-altering effects, or in other words, it won’t get you high.

Myth: CBD Oil is addictive. 

Fact: This popular myth is false. Scientific studies demonstrate CBD is not addictive. The World Health Organization, known as WHO, also reported CBD resembles results similar to placebo substances. 

Myth: CBD only comes from Marijuana plants. 

Fact: CBD can only be extracted from marijuana is one of the most common misconceptions, but CBD can come from hemp, too. Hemp has low levels of THC (usually 0.3% or less), the substance that contains psychoactive properties. It also contains high amounts of fiber, which makes it a good plant for medical and industrial use. 

Myth: It’s completely illegal or legal. 

Fact: CBD has not been legalized on the federal level; however, the majority of states have legalized the use and sale of CBD. We recommend familiarizing yourself with your state and local laws before purchasing CBD.

Myth: All CBD is created equally.

Fact: Not all CBD has the same makeup, which can make a big difference. For instance, it’s possible to extract CBD oil from industrial hemp. That extract contains less cannabidiol than high-resin CBD-rich hemp flowers. A small amount of CBD extract requires huge amounts of industrial hemp that can lead to more contaminants and less therapeutic effects.

More information about the benefits of CBD is reported daily.  Gather information from trusted sources that use scientific and medical research to back up claims. 

Contact us with any questions about CBD at info@GulfSouthOrganics.com. We’re happy to help.