Updated: Mar 15
You may have heard people talking about cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, over the past few years. Its popularity has grown pretty quickly over that time, leading to the substance being used in all sorts of self-care products. With the growing popularity, however, there tends to be misinformation that gets out that could possibly deter you from CBD. Here are three of the most common CBD misconceptions we can dispel:
Considering CBD is extracted from marijuana, you might think that CBD and marijuana are legislated as one. That is not true. Coupled with the increasing decriminalization of marijuana in many states, CBD is also very much legal in most states. You will have to do some research about your own state’s laws regarding CBD and cannabis in general, but you will most definitely be able to use CBD products medicinally and/or recreationally. Just do your due diligence before you make a purchase!
It Gets You High
This is another common CBD misconception, but the confusion is understandable. We can assure you that CBD will not make you high like marijuana does. CBD is extracted from marijuana and contains little to no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Even if it has a little bit of THC, CBD is not psychoactive, so you can feel free to use it however you please without worrying about the consequences of a high (so long as it’s legal in your state). CBD can certainly make you feel more relaxed and mellow, but to say that it can get you high is hyperbolic.
It’s Only Used Medicinally
Like we mentioned previously, CBD can be used both medically and recreationally. It can be prescribed to you by your doctor as it has many proven healing capabilities, but you can also buy it in retail establishments if your state permits it. CBD oils, body rubs and washes, bath salts, etc. are great alternatives to help relieve anxiety, pain, depression, and so much more. Even your pets can safely use CBD products! Humans and animals alike can enjoy products containing CBD at will.
CBD is a relatively new phenomenon since it was federally legalized just a few years ago, so there is bound to be some confusion over it. CBD misconceptions are common and plentiful, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Everly Heals with your questions. Please consider buying some of our CBD products as well!