Misconceptions About CBD
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major non-psychotomimetic compound of the Cannabis Sativa plant. It provides many benefits similar to that of Cannabis, but contains no THC. Therefore, CBD is completely legal in all 50 states. CBD carries neuroprotective and neurogenic effects. It also displays anxiolytic, or relaxing, effects in humans and animals. CBD is currently being used to treat many mental and autoimmune disorders. Likewise, the current use of CBD as an anti-cancer drug has been shown to be extremely promising in many federal funded research studies. Aside from all these facts and great benefits, there are still many misconceptions about CBD. We are here to tell you the facts and put these misconceptions about CBD to rest.
“Single-molecule pharmaceuticals are better than plant medicine”
This is actually not necessarily true. According to the federal government, parts of the Marijuana plant have recognized, medical values. CBD is one of those parts that attributes greatly to the medicinal aspect of the plant. The reason our society focuses so highly on single-molecule pharmaceuticals is due to long-standing medical and political bias. This attributes to financial factors that big pharma companies rake in every year. However, there is much research that displays CBD can have the same effects as single-molecule pharmaceuticals. However, it is much more safe and natural. A great place to see some of this research is here.
“CBD is not legal since you can’t grow it in America”
Again, this is not true. CBD oil is perfectly legal in all 50 states. However, you can not grow the plant on American soil. Therefore, distributors of CBD must look outside the United States. Many distributors get their hemp and CBD from places like India, where the growing climate is perfectly balanced for the plant. However, looking toward the future, we hope CBD can come from local farmers soon.
“It does not matter where my CBD comes from, it’s still CBD”
This is one of the biggest lies in the industry. CBD and CBD strength varies from distributor to distributor. Some distributors even proclaim their products to be enriched with CBD when clever wording and false advertising are to blame. Therefore, it is very important to do your research before purchasing any CBD product. The best resource to see if your CBD is quality CBD is to look at CBDRA.org. This is the Cannabidiol Regulatory Agency and will tell you all about every distributor of CBD before you purchase.
These are the most common misconceptions about CBD. There are many others and every day we are working hard to prove the facts and amazing benefits of this plant.