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11 Common CBD Myths and Misconceptions

Published February 8, 2021

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

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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 Marijuana

Many people believe all CBD comes from marijuana. 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 Marijuana are the Same


It is easy to see why people might think hemp and marijuana are the same thing. Technically, hemp and marijuana are both cannabis, but they are different varieties of the cannabis plant. Marijuana 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 marijuana 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

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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 marijuana, is not legal in every state. Very few states right now have full legality of marijuana, but in most states, you can legally purchase CBD products.

7. Everyone Should Take CBD

For most people, CBD can be useful in many different aspects of our lives, but not for everyone. If you or a loved one are looking into trying CBD, consult your physician before jumping to any conclusions. After receiving a positive response from your doctor and conducting adequate research, you can confidently add CBD into your routine.

8. CBD Only Comes In Tinctures

If you have been living with the concept of CBD only coming in the form of tinctures, you would be mistaken. Cannabinol is a versatile ingredient that is in an array of products. 

Do you consider yourself an avid lotion user? If so, you can find lotions, moisturizers, and balms that can be applied to the skin, allowing the cannabinoids to target the directed area. For those that don’t favor topicals, you can consume CBD with gummies, baked goods, candies, and infused drinks. Whichever route you take with cannabinol, one thing is for sure—the options you have with this compound are endless. 

9. CBD Gives Fast Results  

Although other hemp products can cause a rapid response, with CBD, you likely won’t experience effects as quickly. If you are smoking or vaping CBD, it should take a few minutes to feel the effects. Gummies and other edibles have a longer activation time, because it has to go through the digestive system. 

Remember, THC is not CBD, which means it is not as noticeable as other compounds. If you are used to experiencing euphoria with THC, don’t expect the same for CBD as it does not affect the endocannabinoid system the way that THC does. 

10. CBD Can Only Be Found At Hemp Stores

Whoever told you that you could only purchase CBD from the hemp store has kept you from the top advantages of buying CBD. Not only can you find it at your local smoke shop and CBD store, but you can also buy it online! 

There are plenty of manufactures that sell their CBD products online, but are they as committed as Hometown Hero? On our online store, we produce a wide variety of hemp products that contain American-grown hemp, with most of it harvested right in Texas. 

Our Select Spectrum line is not a full-on CBD product, but it contains a 1:1 ratio of CBD to hemp-derived Delta-9 THC. Like full-spectrum CBD, there is a combination of multiple cannabinoids that balances together to offer you the entourage effect. If this piques your interest, you can purchase them online or in person at your nearest Hometown Hero retailer. 

11. CBD Won’t Affect A Drug Test

Unfortunately, there is not enough research to advise anyone on whether CBD can or cannot affect a drug test. Some CBD products, such as full-spectrum CBD, contain a low amount of THC that can potentially trigger a positive, but beyond that, there isn’t a solid answer. To stay on the safe side, immediately stop using all hemp products if you have a drug test coming up. 

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!

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