Updated: Jul 23, 2020
CBD among other medicinal properties is an active ingredient of the Industrial Hemp plant. It is one the major chemical compounds found in Industrial Hemp plants. Over the years, it has gained a lot of popularity due to its medicinal properties, and its use in treating ailments like anxiety, chronic pain, epilepsy and heart disease. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of misconceptions about this product as it is still viewed as a marijuana product. CBD Store & Organic is here to help shed some light on CBD (the sister plant) verses Marijuana.
CBD oil is extracted from the S-Sativa Industrial Hemp Plant and then diluted with a carrier oil, like coconut or hemp seed oil. There are many articles being published, advertisements being run giving information on CBD and its benefits.
As the popularity of CBD oil increases, pharma companies are investing in research to come out with more ailment solutions. Let us address some of these misconceptions.
Use of CBD oil is illegal. This is not true. The law in the USA has termed the use of CBD obtained from industrial hemp plants as legal. However CBD obtained from marijuana plants is not legal, and products made from them are also not legal. All states of the USA have approved industrial hemp-based CBD products. There are finer controls and checks for each of these products and they are strictly monitored by the government. CBD oil extracted from Hemp is not included in the Federal Controlled Substance Act.
CBD is not marijuana. CBD can be extracted from marijuana plants as well but the one which has the legal status comes from the industrial hemp plant. The THC component found in CBD is less than 1/3 of a percent (0.3%) to be exact. This is much less compared to marijuana with THC levels as high as 40% - 90%.
CBD has not been scientifically proven to be aiding in medical conditions. Epidiolex, medicine for seizure and epilepsy which has CBD, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is the first CBD based drug to get approval. Pharmaceutical companies have been doing a lot of research over the past few years and are now getting more approvals for CBD research.
CBD is Psychoactive and it gets you high. This is one of the most common misconceptions. CBD does not give you a high as it contains less than 0.3% of THC while other CBD products have 0%. Once the CBD oil is taken sublingual, it assists in managing anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.
CBD can only be used by adults. CBD oil has been very successfully used to treat epilepsy, ADHD, and anxiety in children. It does not have intoxicating effects and is safe to use for children.
CBD works best without THC. THC and CBD are both found in industrial hemp and the small amount of THC present helps CBD in enhancing its effectiveness.
CBD is addictive. Many people are of the view that CBD is addictive. That is a misconception and is not true. Research has shown that CBD oil blocks the addictive effects of morphine and some other painkillers.
CBD converts into THC. There is a very amusing misconception that CBD turns into THC when it enters the body which is absolutely untrue.
All CBD oil is the same. This is also not true. CBD oil is extracted according to specifications approved. There are many manufacturers who might not be following these specifications. Hence, it's absolutely critical that you should do proper research on the product and the manufacturers before purchasing a specific CBD oil product. High-quality CBD oil products have its ingredients mentioned clearly.
CBD oil acts as a sedative. This is not entirely true. CBD oil will relax you. It does not make you sleepy, but it will help as a sleep aid once you commit to shutting off the TV and going to sleep.
There will be lots of articles and videos which would do rounds about the use of CBD oil. Go through the trusted resources before forming an opinion and making a decision regarding CBD oil. Always ask for lab results to make sure your CBD does not contain any pesticides or Microbials. The Lab results will also show the levels of THC and CBD content.