CBD: Debunking the Myths.

Mar 21, 2019 | Cannabis Laws & News, Therapeutic Effects

Before getting into details, it’s important to find out what the term “CBD” stands for in the cannabis industry. Before the explosion of the term CBD in the cannabis space, people used the acronym when referring to the location of essential activities in some big urban setups. In such cases, CBD is the short form of Central Business Division. 

But within the cannabis environment, CBD is the short form for cannabidiol.  Cannabidiol is a chemical compound derived from cannabis plants. The naturally occurring substance is vital in processing oil, and other edible products meant for enhancing relaxation to the users.

Even though CBD has been tested and proved to be bearing therapeutic components safe for human use, myths and misconceptions continue to spread. This article will tackle the six most prevalent myths and lay bare facts about the substance.

Myth #1:
CBD is a non-psychoactive substance with medical value; THC is for recreational use

CBD often functions positively toward our psyche, but it rarely affect mental and physical aspects of many consumers even when consumed in massive doses. Therefore, it is in order to categorize CBD as psychoactive compounds. On the other hand, various trials have established that THC bears significant medical properties.

Myth #2:
CBD has sedative properties

It’s a lie. In the past, some studies associated CBD with the sedating effects of cannabis, but it has emerged that CBD has no sedating action on users. In fact, CBD is responsible for neutralizing the sedative effects of THC. CBD will keep its consumers to stay alert and take long before succumbing to sleep. Besides, CBD takes the credit for minimizing hangover feelings that THC brings.

Myth #3:
A small portion of CBD is adequate

Another blatant lie. The potency of CBD is inferior when compared to THC. For that reason, consumers need to use a sufficient amount of CBD to help in relieving the desired symptoms.

Myth #4:
CBD from cannabis plants and hemp trees are identical

It’s true that a sample of CBD is the same regardless of the source. It doesn’t matter if the substance is an isolate from laboratories. However, various CBDs in the market have varied features depending on their sources. The potency of CBD from cannabis plants is superior when compared with the one derived from hemp trees.

It’s evident that CBD works in the mechanism of phytochemical possesses in the plant cannabis. Another fact is that the more you raise the content of the less-potent CBD from hemp, the higher the chances of contaminating the final product.

Myth #5:
CBD works on the mechanism of activating cannabinoid receptors

Another misconception. Various trials have shown that CBD doesn’t possess the property to stimulate both CB1 and CB2 receptors. However, the contact between CBD and receptors results in low action on the receptors themselves. Indeed, CBD is responsible for the mild and the gradual decreasing effect of THC and endocannabinoid emissions at the CB1 receptor.

Myth #6:
All 50 states of the US don’t consider CBD’s use illegal

Finally, we have now found one common truth. The 2018 Farm Bill allows licensed growers to produce hemp, which was prohibited in the past. The legislation places industrial hemp under the supervision of the Agriculture Department, and not in the docket the Controlled Substance Act where it was previously. Industrial hemp is considered as a CBD with below 0.3% THC content. 

Hopefully, we’ve cleared up a few of the misperceptions about CBD, but in the event you want more information on how to use cannabis therapeutically, please contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION.

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About The Author

<a href="https://www.cannabistherapynetwork.org/author/earl/" target="_self">Earl Carruthers | Founder of Canna Therapy Group</a>

Earl Carruthers | Founder of Canna Therapy Group

After fracturing his pelvis in his junior year of high school, Earl Carruthers became a medical cannabis user under Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) in 2008. He intensely studied how to grow the plant and eventually opened the Green and Greener Grow Collective to help other medical marijuana patients experience numerous benefits. In 2012 Earl was pulled over while carrying what he thought to be a legal amount of medical marijuana for himself and four other patients. Since then, he has been in and out of court fighting these charges and attempting to re-define the term “usable marijuana” under Michigan law. Now Earl is committed to furthering medical marijuana rights for himself and his patients and continues to fight the good fight.