The taboo that still surrounds marijuana and everything associated with it is becoming a little ridiculous, and there is an abundance of anti-marijuana propaganda out there designed to stop people from reaping its benefits. Because of all this propaganda, there are now a crazy number of myths about CBD that firmly believed by many. Here’s a little rundown and debunking of some of the most popular CBD myths:
Myth No. 1: CBD Is Addictive
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, which means that it is entirely impossible for it to impair its user in any way, shape or form. There have been absolutely no scientific findings that point towards this suggestion. In fact, one of the main reasons people consume CBD is because it is non-psychoactive and, thus, non-addictive. CBD is completely natural and so shouldn’t show up in a drug test either, though some commercial brand products do contain THC. Always read the label on a product before buying it, and you should be fine.
Myth No. 2: CBD Is Illegal
The legality of a substance entirely depends on where you are, meaning what’s legal somewhere may be completely banned somewhere else. Hemp-derived CBD is legal in most countries, and so it is only really with marijuana-derived products that you need to check.
Myth No. 3: CBD Will Get You High
This is one of the most widely believed myths ever. No, CBD will not get you high! There are many compounds within the cannabis plant, some that induce psycho-active effects and some which don’t. For example, THC is one of the compounds that does, and CBD is one of the compounds that doesn’t. instead, CBD provides users with a whole myriad of health and wellness benefits and is often used to treat aches and pains.
Myth No. 4: CBD Is Only Okay For Adults
CBD is a completely organic substance, which means that it is just as safe for children as honey, for example. Lots of studies have been done on the effects of CBD in adolescents, with the University of California undertaking lots of research recently in the realm of CBD and autism in kids.