There are a lot of CBD misconceptions circulating. More pop up as the industry expands. For some, this is completely new information because of the illegality of hemp for so long. Cannabis is still illegal federally, which doesn’t help matters either. In this quick guide, we’ll tackle some of the common CBD misconceptions so you have a better understanding of this versatile cannabinoid.
CBD Works Better Alone
It’s one of the more common CBD misconceptions that this cannabinoid works better without THC. This is not the case. In fact, these two cannabinoids work really well together. They create synergy. The body benefits from synergy.
For some people, however, CBD may be enough – but for most people, a combination of cannabinoids and terpenes is ideal. CBD and THC are the “power couple” of cannabis and hemp, meaning that they work harmoniously when used together.
This also falls in line with another one of the big CBD misconceptions that single molecule pharmaceuticals are superior to whole plant medicine. Big pharma and our federal government agree that cannabinoids have therapeutic and medicinal benefit, but the entire hemp or cannabis plant does not. Not only does this not make sense, it’s false – for the most part. Isolated cannabinoids may work for some people, as we mentioned above, but a combination of cannabinoids working together is ideal.
CBD is Legal in all U.S. States
This misconception might seem believable since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, but in fact – three states still completely outlaw CBD, regardless of what plant it comes from. Idaho, South Dakota and Nebraska still completely outlaw CBD oil and other CBD products.
These states have not updated their individual laws to be in line with federal law since hemp has been removed from the Controlled Substances Act and is now considered an agricultural crop. It is best to know what your state’s laws are before you buy CBD oil or other CBD products.
CBD is Medicinal, THC is Recreational
The fact of the matter is – both cannabinoids have science-backed benefits. The heavy restriction on cannabis and hemp research has limited the information available regarding the true potential of cannabinoids. Some data, however, clarifies and corroborates anecdotal claims and findings of earlier research.
Both cannabinoids can be used medicinally or recreationally.
CBD Only Works in High Doses
Well, no, this isn’t true, it’s yet another of the common CBD misconceptions. Every person has an individual ideal dose. What works for one person may be too much or too little for another. It really depends on personal need.
Of course, children and pets use smaller doses and in some cases, smaller doses more frequently work best for adults. But, higher doses aren’t best for every situation or every person. It takes time to determine what your ideal dose of CBD is and how to alter it when your need is greater.
We hope that this helps clear up some of what you’ve read about CBD that may just not be true at all. CBD misconceptions are everywhere, as are misconceptions about nearly everything in life. It’s important to discern fact from fiction and distinguish reputable sources from those just wanting to have a topic on a website that will attract readers.