Common Misconceptions About CBD

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a fairly new health supplement that has stormed the news, smoke shops, medicine cabinets and lives. It is important to point out that all of these misconceptions and worries are not entirely  within generation X, these misconceptions also lie within generation Y and Z as well. Anything that is fairly new will undoubtedly have common spread of misinformation and assumptions, especially when it is related to a controversial plant such as cannabis.

CBD is Illegal

Cannabidiol is currently legal in 46 out of 50 states! The last holdouts are Idaho, Kansas, South Dakota, and Nebraska. All four of these states ban all cannabis and cannabis-derived products outright with no exceptions. Additionally, there are 15 states where cannabis is only legal in the form of CBD oil. So please don’t bother closing the curtains and clearing the coast when a family member brings some CBD oil.

CBD Will Give You Some Kind Of High

Many people say they get a feel-good effect out of CBD, and this has prompted many to assume that you still get some sort of high even though it is unlike Tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC). The feel good reaction that many are reporting is simply relaxation that does not result in the impairment of mental or motor skills. Try and walk a straight line or do a math problem, I’m sure you will be fine.

CBD Has to Be Smoked

Fortunately for non-smokers, CBD comes in the form of tinctures, lotions, tablets, beverages, gummy bears and more. Although the vaporization of CBD has a very quick activation time, other methods such as ingestion and topical application are equally effective. If you’re worried about the smoke and your lungs, vaporization is less harsh on your lungs than flame-induced combustion.

All CBD Products Are The Same

Just like steak, not all CBD products are the same. They may all look similar in a way, but there are varying levels of quality. CBD products also differ when it comes to manufacturing. (Ex: Was hemp or cannabis used?) Grocery and health store CBD products are generally made from hemp seed oil which has the lowest traces of THC possible. While online retailers usually use material that may have a slightly higher THC content (However, you will still not experience any high).

CBD is Only Used to Treat Ailments

CBD is excellent for pain, certain disorders and other medical conditions, it is also perfectly safe and common to use CBD on a daily basis. CBD has the ability to reduce stress, improve mood and help you get better rest at night. Rest assured that you will never build an addiction or dependence upon CBD.

Takeaways

Cannabidiol is now legal in 46 out of 50 states and I believe that those 4 states will fall over the next few years. You will not experience a change in mental ability or motor skills while using CBD. Not all CBD products are built the same. Lastly, it is perfectly safe and common to use CBD every day.