Since the 2018 Farm Bill passed, and even years before then, rumors have been swirling about CBD. Its benefits, its hallucinogenic and medicinal properties, the best way to ingest, you name it. There is a general lack of understanding about what it does, but it continues to rise in popularity and demand. We thought it would be helpful to share top-5 myths about CBD.
1. CBD Can [Not] Get You High
CBD and THC are often grouped together as having the same properties and, therefore, are assumed to both get you high in the same way. Here’s a quick refresher – CBD and THC are cannabinoids that come from the cannabis plant and are the most common found in cannabis products. Yes, they are in both marijuana and hemp although marijuana contains much more THC than hemp, while hemp has a lot of CBD.
Yes, they have the same chemical formula but their atoms are arranged differently and that is what gives them different chemical properties that affect your body differently! THC is the main psychoactive compound that makes people feel high.
2. CBD Vaping Is [Not] the Same as E-Vaping
Many people don’t realize that there is a big difference between vaping CBD and vaping a regular e-juice. As we’ve seen in the news, many regular e-juices are coming under fire for their nicotine content, which is well-known as an addictive chemical that’s particularly harmful to minors. While it’s possible for nicotine and other compounds to be combined with CBD in a vape juice, CBD vape juices do not inherently possess any nicotine. Many CBD vape juices take advantage of broad spectrum hemp extracts, which contain a group of natural compounds that don’t pose the same threats as a regular e-juice.
3. CBD Is [Not] Harmful to Pets
Every single mammal (including animals and humans) possesses an endocannabinoid system, which is the biological system most stimulated by CBD when it is absorbed into your body. Therefore, dogs, cats, hamsters, hedgehogs and rabbits are able to experience the compound in the same way you are. With this fun fact in mind, it is possible that CBD may help reduce the physical and emotional strains that your pet feels. This can include stress, anxiety, pain or inflammation as CBD is thought to have many therapeutic properties.
Just ask our little buddy, Charlie.
There are tons of options on the market for pet CBD products, ranging from CBD pet treats to tinctures to sprays. Our CBD pet oils come in a dropper and we have a variety of flavors to cater to your pet.
4. CBD Has [Not] Been Proven to Help Health Conditions
You might see or read a lot of opinions alluding to the fact that CBD hasn’t necessarily been scientifically tested for a plethora of ailments or that there isn’t sufficient research being conducted, but the assertion that CBD hasn’t been proven to help any conditions is simply not accurate.
Last summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex Trusted Source, a CBD-based medication for seizure disorders that are difficult to treat. It’s the first cannabis-based (and in this case, CBD-based) medication to get the FDA’s approval since cannabis became a Schedule 1 drug in 1970. According to the federal government, cannabis’s Schedule 1 status means it has “no medical value.” Yet, the results of the clinical trials of this CBD-based medication were so compelling that the FDA was forced to approve it. In doing so, it threw the entirety of cannabis’s Schedule 1 status into question.
With regards to researching the effects of CBD, it’s true that cannabis’s Schedule 1 classification makes it difficult to do research on the cannabinoid within the United States, but some U.S. universities have been permitted to research the plant. And that research is available for us to review.
One example is a very recent study done at Columbia University regarding the treatment of glioblastoma. To give you a brief synopsis, glioblastoma is the most common kind of cancerous brain tumor in adults. Standard treatment includes surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. The results of the study pointed out that CBD induced cell death, and enhanced radio-sensitivity of glioblastoma cells, but not that of normal, healthy cells. In short, CBD appeared to help kill and weaken the cancerous cells without damaging the healthy, valuable cells.
It’s also important to know that a ton of CBD research studies have been done, and continue to occur, outside of the U.S.A in nations like Israel and the United Kingdom.
5. CBD [Doesn’t] Works
Before you try CBD, really consider if you have a condition or symptom that CBD can treat, and always remember that personal anecdotes aren’t science. We see countless of articles and questions from folks who have tried CBD for a week or two, but are certain they’re not seeing the effects. Before you start on your CBD journey, make sure you know what condition you’re evaluating and what CBD product might be best for it. If not it’s almost like taking ibuprofen pills when you don’t have a headache – you wouldn’t feel its effects either!
In Conclusion: CBDemystifyed
While more myths exist, we hope these have helped demystify a few and have helped provide accurate context on some of the myths you may have heard or wondered about CBD. Depending on your needs, try out our wide range of products from America’s favorite CBD brands. We’ll ship the best oils, vapes, pre-rolls, topicals, pills, edibles, and concentrates right to your door!