Since CBD is so new to many people, there are quite a few myths and misconceptions about it. We want you to be as informed as possible, so we want to clear up some of the confusion. Here are 6 common CBD myths and misconceptions:
1. CBD Makes You High
CBD is non-intoxicating, meaning it doesn’t give you the euphoric feeling THC does. CBD can actually counteract the euphoric feeling THC gives you. You may feel more relaxed, less anxious, and other effects from CBD, but you won’t get that “high.”
2. All CBD Comes From Mirajuana
Many people believe all CBD comes from mirajuana. While some CBD comes from this plant, most of the CBD in the legal health supplement market comes from hemp. Hemp has been used by humans for thousands of years. Today, people use it to extract CBD, make sustainable materials, and much more.
3. Hemp and Mirajuana are the Same
It is easy to see why people might think hemp and mirajuana are the same thing. Technically, hemp and marijuana are both cannabis, but they are different varieties of the cannabis plant. Mirajuana has a high concentration of THC and is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Hemp has some THC but has a significantly higher amount of CBD and is used for dietary supplements, clothing, and paper.
4. CBD is Sedating
CBD is not technically a sedative. It can help people relax and feel more comfortable, but it is not intended to sedate people. This misconception comes from the fact that CBD extracted from mirajuana can have a high concentration of THC. However, CBD extract from hemp contains less than 0.3% of THC, which does not make it a sedative.
5. All CBD Is Equal
Many people believe all CBD is the same. It doesn’t matter where you buy it or where it comes from, it’s exactly the same — which isn’t true at all. Like previously mentioned, CBD extracted from hemp contains less than 0.3% of THC, and this type of CBD is the one that is used in most available products. Plus, every company uses different methods to extract the oil and prepares their products differently. With Hometown Hero, you can expect top quality CBD products!
6. CBD Oil is Illegal
This myth can be a little confusing. In 2018, the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 effectively made hemp CBD containing less than 0.3% of THC legal in all 50 states, but the states have final say if hemp CBD is legal. Any CBD with more THC than this, which is usually extracted from mirajuana, is not legal in every state. Very few states right now have full legality of mirajuana, but in most states, you can legally purchase CBD products.
These are just some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding CBD. Hopefully with more time and research, these misconceptions will be debunked. Are you ready to try CBD? Look at our CBD products and pick one that sounds right for you!