8 Lies About CBD
8. CBD is a Magical Cure-All.
Though some people do experience miraculous life-changing results with CBD Oil, it is not a cure-all. CBD has its ups and downs just like any remedy. It takes time, commitment, and experimenting to feel the full benefits.
7. CBD Does Not Interact with Medication
CBD is a p-450 inhibitor and can interact with medications like seizure meds, opiates, alcohol, antideppresants and more. You should ALWAYS talk to your doctor about using CBD so they can adjust your treatment if needed. At the very least, space out your internal CBD remedy 2 hours between any prescriptions.
6. CBD Won’t Show Up on a Drug Test.
CBD itself won't show up on a drug test, but THC will and many CBD products contain THC! The products you can buy online or outside of cannabis dispensaries are derived from hemp plants. Legally speaking, hemp contains less than 0.3% THC. It is such a miniscule amount and won't get you high, but it can build up in your body and run the risk of testing positive for THC. There are many factors like your BMI, how much you sweat, how much you drink water, and how much hemp product your using. If you want to be completely risk-free, stick to a pure CBD product, or isolate CBD. These types of products contain 0% THC- but be sure you ask for a lab test as proof!
5. CBD is Better when it Comes from Marijuana Rather than Hemp.
CBD down to the molecule is identical wheather its derived from hemp, marijuana, or hops (yep, CBD is in hops!). A CBD product from marijuana will have more than 0.3% THC and a CBD product derived from hemp will have less than .3% THC. This is the ONLY difference. Many hemp farms in Colorado grow their plants with the same integrity and high standards that they would with marijuana. The hemp plants are grown with organic practices and tested for quality.
4.CBD needs THC to Activate it.
CBD does not need THC to activate it. It is true that there have been studies that suggest CBD works better with a THC as well as all the other natural compounds in the plant (like terpenes and other cannabinoids). But pure/isolate CBD does have benefits and is a safer option for those who undergo drug tests (see #3).
3. You Only Need a Couple of Drops of CBD to Feel it.
That’s great that your neighbor Linda just needs two drops under the tongue and all her pain is gone, but this might not be the same for you. First off everyone is different and the same serving of CBD for one person may feel much different from another. Secondly, there are SO many different types and strengths of CBD infused oil. Some tinctures can have just 1mg of CBD per drop others will have 5mg! To help have an idea of how much to use, visit a store like Canvas Organics where their staff is trained on all things Denver CBD oil and they will do a serving size recommendation based off your weight and individual needs.
2. Using too Much CBD Will Get You High.
CBD does not interact with the receptors in your brain the same way as THC. Even using an obscene amount of a CBD rich product with >.3% THC won’t get you high. The CBD overpowers the effects of THC. The only common side effect of using too much CBD is getting sleepy.
1.CBD is oil.
CBD oil does not exist. Pure/isolate CBD in its most concentrated form is a powder. Full spectrum CBD is a waxy consistency. CBD is infused into oil because it is fat soluble and it increases the absorption rate. Typically CBD is infused into Coconut oil, but some companies use hemp seed oil or almond oil. This is very important to pay attention to, especially if you have a nut allergy! We hope this helps clear up some of the confusion about CBD. Have you ever hear someone say something about CBD/Hemp/Cannabis that was shockingly untrue? Share it in the comments below!