CBD may be one of the fastest-growing industries today. But mixed in with all the buzz is are CBD facts and myths which need clearing up. In fact, CBD hemp flower provides more than 133 cannabinoids with CBG the up-and-coming cannabinoid for 2020. While there are a lot of claims of CBD and how it’s used, we aim to break down CBD facts and myths below:
CBD hemp and marijuana are the same plant: Fiction.
Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant species: cannabis sativa, hence the confusion. Farmers breed hemp for industry and wellness and marijuana for recreational and medical uses.
Smoking CBD may help you quit cigarettes: Fact.
CBD may help with addictive behaviors, which includes smoking cigarettes. A pilot study found that a megadose of CBD reduced the number of cigarettes smoked by almost 40%.
THC was discovered before CBD: Fiction.
CBD was discovered well before THC. CBD was discovered by Dr. Roger Adams in 1940 more than 20 years before THC. THC has dominated cannabis research until recently – now CBD is more commonly used.
CBD gets you high: Fiction.
Even though it comes from the same plant as THC, taking CBD will not get you high. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that gives you a buzz. Real CBD has less than .3% THC, which is not enough to get you high.
Our bodies make CBD: Fact.
The body naturally produces cannabinoids (CBD) which regulate pain, mood, appetite, and sleep. Taking CBD increases the effectiveness of your own endocannabinoid system.
CBD is the only cannabinoid in hemp: Fiction.
A very interesting fact is CBD is not the only cannabinoid. Hemp has more than 113 cannabinoids which we are just beginning to study.
CBD has no side effects: Fiction.
If you take the wrong dose or combine CBD with other medications, it may make you sleepy or impact your digestion. It’s best to talk to your doctor or wellness provider about taking CBD before using it.
Gummies are the best way to take CBD: Fiction.
Only about 20% of a dose from CBD gummies makes it into your system. In term,s of effect, the better alternative is to smoke CBD flower or use a tincture under the tongue.
You will feel CBD immediately: Fiction.
Results depend on the individual, the right dose and the expected health outcome. CBD can affect the body relatively quickly, but it may take days or even weeks to show improvement.
CBD doesn’t work on dogs: Fiction.
CBD for dogs can have similar effects for humans. CBD may help dogs with inflammation, including arthritis, as well as separation anxiety. As with humans, you need to calibrate dosage and watch results over time.