Like many things which garner buzz, CBD has become a popular topic for debate. With numerous new research, scientific evidence, and reliable findings come the myths, misconceptions, and controversies. As beneficial as CBD is, there are still many untruths circulating around hemp and cannabidiol.
We are here to clear up the fallacies so you can obtain a better understanding of this wondrous cannabinoid and its benefits.
Top 3 CBD Myths
1. CBD is not supported by scientific evidence.
There are more scientific studies today than ever before regarding CBD. As research and clinical studies are rigorously being conducted, scientific findings about CBD and the endocannabinoid system are ever-growing.
Skeptics usually assert something along the lines of, “CBD may help some conditions, but it lacks real evidence.” Yet, the assertion that CBD has not been proven to help any conditions is not, at all, an accurate claim.
Continuous scientific findings have led to CBD becoming more widely known and accepted on multiple spectrums. Here are some examples:
2 years ago, the 2018 Farm Bill was passed by the Senate and House, legalizing the cultivation and sale of hemp at a federal level. This has resulted in a great impact for the U.S. hemp industry and CBD businesses.
Also, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a CBD-based medication for the treatment of various types of seizures. Videos of the effects of CBD on children and their seizures are readily available on the internet, and they are quite staggering.
As more and more scientific research is being conducted, it is important for us to educate ourselves properly with the evidence.
2. CBD is addictive.
A popular misunderstanding about CBD is that it is addictive, greatly due to its association with marijuana. According to a 2017 Pre-Review Report conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), “evidence from well-controlled human experimental research indicates that CBD is not associated with abuse potential.”
3. CBD will make you high.
Another grand misconception of CBD, due to it being sourced from cannabis, is that it will get you “high”. However, CBD and THC are substantially different. The truth: cannabidiol is non-psychoactive and will not get you high. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CBD does not make you high as it acts on different parts of the nervous system than THC.
The reason THC gets you “high” is because it binds to the CB1 cannabinoid receptors, which moderate many of the psychoactive effects of particular cannabinoids. CBD, on the other hand, does not bind with CB1 receptors, resulting in no psychoactive effects.
All Things Considered
With the numerous positive findings on hemp and cannabidiol, where do the negative stigmas come from? They are largely due to cannabis being classified as illegal. Inappropriately, hemp was classified in the same fashion as marijuana. With the 2018 Farm Bill now instated and accompanied by surging scientific research, CBD myths are being debunked and hemp benefits are being made known at a rapid rate. This is only the beginning for CBD and the future is bright!
At Nu Eira, we see the importance of proper CBD education. When harnessed with the correct information, you are able to make informed decisions ahd purchase high-quality CBD products for your needs.
For additional information, please feel free to reach out to us!