Dispelling the Top CBD Myths

Dispelling the Top CBD Myths

Although CBD was originally discovered in the 1940s, due to the stigma surrounding the psychoactive nature of the plants’ cousin (THC) the full potential of the effects of CBD were never explored – until recently.

 

CBD is not regulated-

Many think that CBD is not regulated so it is not safe. In fact on June 25th, of 2018, the FDA approveda purified form of the drug cannabidiol (CBD). This is one of more than 80 active chemicals in marijuana. The new product was approved to treat seizures associated with two rare, severe forms of epilepsy in patients two years of age and older. It is also important to note that while getting FDA certification is sometimes necessary, most often times holistic treatments and methods are not FDA approved, but that does not mean they are not safe.

 

CBD Is illegal-

Much of the confusion over CBD stems from its murky legal status.

Because the DEA still lists hemp and marijuana as a dangerous schedule I drugs, along with heroin and ecstasy, CBD remains illegal under federal law. Congress is now is considering the 2018 Farm Bill, which would legalize industrial hemp across the country. Illinois is among 37 states that have legalized marijuana-based CBD for medical use, while nine other states have fully legalized pot and its derivatives. Four other states – Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota – still prohibit the medical use of pot-based CBD. as long as the CBD product contains less than 0.3% THC, it is classified as hemp under federal law and is therefore legal to possess and distribute.

 

CBD will make you sleepy-
While many enjoy CBD for its relaxing and pain-relieving properties, moderate doses of CBD are actually mildly energizing. Most people feel alert and focused after taking CBD, rather than buzzed or jittery (like after drinking coffee or consuming too much caffeine). Very high doses of CBD can be sleep-promoting, but CBD is not a sedative. Most CBD companies make special products for sleep which usually have melatonin in them

 

THC is “better” than CBD

Because TCH is thought to be “more potent,” many think that it is better at relieving symptoms. What people do not understand is that these are to entirely different products. CBD receives many inquiries from around the world and oftentimes people say they are seeking “CBD, the medical part” of the plant.

 

There’s no scientific proof that CBD works-

Myth. We already debunked this in one of our previous articles.Up until recently, there had not been very much research done on CBD. This has changed drastically in the last few years.there have been a number of human, clinical trials carried out on CBD. So far it has been shown to reduce episodes of schizophrenia and be effective at easing social anxiety. But the most extensive research on human subjects has been into treating childhood epilepsy. There have been a number of clinical trials, including by British company GW Pharmaceuticals, who have developed a CBD based drug called Epidiolex, trialed with success on children with a rare form of epilepsy at Great Ormond’s Street Hospital in London.

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