In recent years, CBD has become very popular among those who wish to benefit from this major cannabinoid. However, since CBD derives from cannabis, and cannabis still receives a negative stigma in some cultures/areas of the world, speculation about CBD myths have spread fast, and now many find it hard to separate fact from fiction; myth from what is true. For us in particular, CBD myths.
In this post, we break down five of the most popular CBD myths and debunk each of them. The goal of this reading is to spread awareness to those who may be worried about any possible dangers from CBD. This cannabinoid offers so many medical benefits that almost everyone can find a way to incorporate it into their lives: from cancer treatment to helping someone sleep every night.
CBD Is Not Addictive
One major myth about CBD is that it is addictive. This is, in fact, completely false. You could incorporate CBD into your daily health routine and you still would not become addicted to it. In addition, cannabis, the plant that CBD is naturally produced in, is not addictive either.
Cannabidiol (or CBD for short) is an all-natural chemical compound and can replace some man-made medicines that may be addictive. Many scientific studies, as well as personal ones, have been conducted and none have ever shown that CBD has addictive traits. Also, those who take CBD daily have never claimed it to be truly addictive.
All Forms Of Intake Do Not Work The Same
When it comes to getting CBD into your system, there are several options for doing so. You can vape it, smoke it, eat/drink it (as an edible), and take it in oil or capsule form. Depending on your situation, you can choose which method works best for you.
The way you choose to take CBD will determine several factors, including dosage, when it will kick in, and how long it will last. Some methods work faster than others due to how fast that method can transfer CBD to your bloodstream. For example, the lungs absorb CBD faster than the stomach, making vaping and smoking the quickest ways to get the effects. If you are not in a rush, however, you can take CBD in a capsule, oil, or even edible form. These options are especially good for those seeking to use CBD medicinally.
CBD Will Not Get You High
Some who have never tried CBD believe that it can get you high. This is false. CBD is a non-psychoactive substance, unlike cannabinoids, it is most commonly mixed up with THC. What gets you high in cannabis is the THC, not CBD.
THC and CBD are the two most common cannabinoids found in cannabis. Because of this, many find it easy to mix the two up. But here at Reefer Post, we attempt to make clear distinctions between the two. Here’s a simple way of remembering: THC is associated with delivering the high, while CBD is associated with delivering medical benefits.
Many medical patients have gone against CBD because they fear it will get them high. They may want a new daily medicine, but not to start getting high every day. However, they should not fear, and word should be spread about how CBD is non-psychoactive. If you know of anyone who should learn more about CBD, show them this post!
A Larger Dose Does Not Mean Greater Benefits
Never take more than the recommended dose of CBD simply because you believe the effects did not work. Taking more than necessary will not make the effects come on stronger or faster. While it may seem like common sense, it does not work this way in real life.
You cannot overdose on CBD or even cannabis for that matter. If you were to attempt to overdose on CBD, that does not mean you will receive the effects faster or stronger than usual. Also, since CBD does not get you high, it is difficult to determine if the effects are getting stronger. This creates a misconception about dosing CBD, especially when the user is comparing it to THC.
Many factors come into play when discussing appropriate dosages for CBD. Your age, your health, how you take CBD, and other factors will determine how much you should be taking, and how often. Check out our post on micro-dosing, a popular way to dose cannabis/CBD amongst medical patients.
CBD Can Not Produce Harmful Side Effects
Finally, our final CBD myth is about its side effects. There are no harmful or severe side effects associated with CBD. Overdosing on CBD may make you lightheaded or nauseous, at worst. At best, overdosing means you get a good night’s sleep.
CBD may produce some mild side effects, but this is nothing compared to the many side effects that can be received from most over-the-counter medicines. For instance, take too many “X” pills from the pharmacy and your kidney shuts down. However, take too much CBD and your stomach may be slightly upset, that’s it.
If you are worried about any side effects, start small with your doses. That way you can lightly experience them at first and prepare your body for any larger dose (only if it is recommended).
That were five popular myths about CBD. Hopefully, this reading cleared up some misconceptions about the natural substance. Please share this post around so that we can spread awareness about CBD and why more people should use it. Thanks for reading!
FAQ: Five Myths About CBD
A: No, CBD does not make you high. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and has no intoxicating effects.
A: No, CBD is not legal in all states. Each state has its own set of laws and regulations and some states do not allow the sale or use of CBD.
A: In some cases, CBD can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, and a decrease in blood pressure. It is important to consult with your doctor before taking CBD.
A: CBD is generally considered safe for adults. It is important to do research and consult with a medical professional before giving CBD to children.