Be it politics or religion, the holiday dinner table can be a perfect setting for awkward conversations.
Until recently, CBD had long been thought of as a contentious “political issue”, certainly not a topic for light Thanksgiving chit chat.
Thankfully, attitudes are evolving now that CBD products are more readily available. People are seeking information and educating themselves about CBD. They’re asking the right questions, and exploring the health benefits.
That’s why, at Remedi CBD, we believe holiday season 2020 is the year to engage friends, family (yes, even Grandma), in healthy conversation about how CBD has positively impacted your life.
5 tips for talking CBD with your loved ones this Thanksgiving
Be Prepared for Misconceptions
Unfortunately, plenty of misinformation still surrounds CBD. So be prepared for family and friends to be unsure or misled about what CBD is, and what it actually does.
The most commonly held misconceptions about CBD are as follows:
- It’s illegal
- It makes you “high” and can impact drug test results
- It’s only for “sick” people
- It has to be smoked
- It takes a long time to work
1. Bring a Few Products
The quickest way to dispel a CBD myth is to show someone a product in action. So have a few of your favorite CBD products handy. Take a drop from your tincture, use your topical, or have a CBD capsule before dinner.
It’s a simple way to show friends and family CBD doesn’t give you the stereotypical “high” commonly associated with THC.
2. Talk Science and Health
CBD has so many known health benefits, and every year researchers learn more about the science behind CBD. A simple Google search will reveal a wealth of research-supported information about how CBD positively impacts the body and mind.
From sleep disorders to anxiety and pain relief, CBD benefits are becoming more widely reported everyday. The FDA, The WHO and the NIH have all published within the last two years on various positive, health-related impacts tied to CBD use.
3. A History Lesson
Most people don’t realize CBD oil has been used throughout history to treat a variety of ailments. Long before OTC pain medicine, tinctures were regularly used for pain management, because of their effectiveness and long shelf life. Doctors used tinctures for all kinds of medical conditions from simple headaches to menstrual cramps, and even gout.
4. Age is Just a Number
Another misconception about CBD is that it’s more for “young” people.
In truth, one of the most common uses for CBD is treating joint pain and arthritis pain. Arthritic pain typically appears around age 40+ years. So, to say that only “young” people use CBD, is simply untrue.
More and more joint and arthritis sufferers are reporting symptom relief through the use of both tinctures and topicals. Our Remedi Plus Soothe Cooling CBD Topical cream is infused with menthol and peppermint oil to help relax your mind and your aches.
5. No Need for a Holiday Melee
Some minds can’t be changed, and that’s ok. The holidays should be about gathering and loving one another. So if talk starts to get a little too heated, change topics and move on.
Better yet, pop a Gummy Cube and relax! Happy Thanksgiving!
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