Talk About It Tuesday Blog Series: 7 Misleading Thoughts on CBD
Have you ever felt like that guy in class who seems to not understand what’s going on? Somehow, mustering up the strength to ask a question? We have too. Check out these popular misleading thoughts on CBD.
Despite having been around for centuries, the recent surge in CBD’s popularity has triggered a lot of conversation on the topic. Like many, when we started our own CBD journey, we found ourselves inundated with information. As a “newbie”, it was hard to separate good information from bad. Over time, we’ve come to learn that there is a lot of misinformation being shared within the CBD community.
As a result, we’ve compiled some of the most consistently shared, misleading statements/questions offer clarity to help potential CBD users have a clearer picture of the industry and the many benefits of CBD use. We realize that this is not an exhaustive list and recommend that you undergo your research to understand how you, as an individual, can improve your quality of life through CBD.
1. There is no scientific evidence that CBD works.
Not accurate. In the summer of 2018, the FDA approved the CBD based medication called Epidolex, which is used to treat seizure disorders that have been found difficult to treat using conventional methods.
As the CBD market continues to grow as a result from the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, so does formalized research. Additionally, there is a mountain of anecdotal evidence available from physicians and consumers alike.
2. Hemp is the same as Marijuana
The terms Hemp & Marijuana are often times used (misused) interchangeably and it shouldn’t be. Both hemp and marijuana are derived from Cannabis plant.
The main difference between Hemp and Marijuana is the level of Tetrahydrocannabinol or, THC in each. THC is the psychoactive component found in the Cannabis plant and it’s known for “high” the user experiences. Marijuana typically contains between 12-15% THC, which is more than enough to get you “high”. Conversely, Hemp plants contain no more than .3% THC, giving you all the benefits associated with the Cannabis plant, without the feeling of intoxication.
3. CBD can get you “high”
Back to #2, Hemp is NOT the same as Marijauna. While deriving from the same (Cannabis) plant, the main differentiator of Hemp is that it doesn’t possess the psychoactive component that exists in marijuana- THC. True Hemp derived CBD products have less than 0.3% THC by nature- eliminating the “high” or intoxicating feeling caused by marijuana.
4. CBD will cause me to test positive on a drug test
First, we’d recommend consulting your physician to understand the ramifications of utilizing CBD.
However, in our experience, CBD does not necessarily cause you to test positive.. Some of the most effective strains of medical marijauna is paired with CBD to provide maximum benefits to the patient. When using a CBD/THC hybrid strain, yes, the chances of you testing positive on a drug test are almost guaranteed.
Pure Hemp extract CBD is less than 0.3% THC. While not guaranteed, the chances of a failed drug test are significantly low.
5. Hemp is ILLEGAL!
False. Prior to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp was approved by the USDA to facilitate small scale, hemp cultivation for research and medicinal use by a limited number of approved institutions. The 2018 Farm Bill allows broad cultivation of hemp and allows for hemp derived products to be transferred across state lines for commercial or other purposes. There are no longer restrictions on the possession, sale, or transport of hemp derived products as long as they are produced in accordance with the law.
6. CBD can cure everything
CBD can’t “cure” anything! However, it does make life with certain conditions/ailments much easier. CBD provides relief for symptoms, not healing.
7. CBD Doesn’t work- Tried it and it doesn’t work
Whether or not CBD will work for you depends on a lot of factors: What the dosage and strength of the product you’re using? How long did you use and was it consistent? What was your expectation prior to using CBD?
CBD impacts everyone differently. Size, body chemistry, tolerance, symptom/conditions etc., are all things individuals should take into consideration when understanding using CBD. Patience and experimentation is key. Find what works for you through trial and error.
From seed to package, there are a number of paths that a CBD product can travel down- starting with how it’s grown. There are a lot of options to choose from as a CBD consumer.
When considering a CBD brand/product, ask yourself:
- Was this product organically grown?
- What was the extraction method used (CO2, Ethanol, Olive Oil)?
- What classification is it (Full/Broad Spectrum or Isolate)?
- Is this product hemp seed oil or CBD Hemp?
- Is the product third party tested?
- Is this product less than .3% THC
About Golden Legacy CBD:
Our mission at Golden Legacy Wellness is to provide the highest quality CBD oil to enable you to live your best life. We provide organically grown, third party tested high quality premium Hemp extracts. Golden Legacy’s line of Broad Spectrum CBD oil contains zero THC and is a verified CBD Hemp Oil product- not hempseed oil.
We stand by our products! Golden Legacy CBD offers a 30-day money back guarantee on our entire product line.