A lot of people have several misconceptions regarding CBD due to the long-held stigma against cannabis, however, CBD is shown to be safe and could even have potential benefits.
“I don’t want to use CBD because I don’t want to get high.”
CBD will not make you high; it has many potential benefits without the psychoactive effects its cousin THC is responsible for.
“I don’t want to use CBD because it will cause a failed drug test.”
In rare cases, CBD will cause a failed drug test, however, it is highly unlikely and should not be a cause for concern. Drug tests screen for THC, not CBD. The very small amount of THC found in most CBD products should not be enough to fail a test.
“CBD will cure everything.”
Actually, no. CBD is not a cure-all. You’ve probably heard people saying it’s cured *insert any condition here,* but that just isn’t true.
While many people have claimed and reported truly miraculous benefits, the science supporting such claims is still out. Until December 2018, CBD was a controlled substance preventing medical studies from taking place. In the future, studies may confirm some of these claims, but it may be years before peer reviewed studies about the medicinal benefits of CBD are available.
So, if someone claims that CBD cured this or that condition, it may have, but at this time we don’t have the science to back up that claim.
Always consult with your doctor to figure out what will work best for you.
“CBD is good. THC is bad.”
Actually, both CBD and THC have beneficial and recreational uses.
CBD will not get you high, but it has many potential benefits which may lead to a better overall mood. An improved mood could be seen as a recreational benefit of CBD, making it easier for you to socialize or get out of your comfort zone, without losing control of your senses.
THC is already widely known for its recreational “high,” but it may have benefits as well. Due to its status as a Schedule 1 drug, THC is difficult to study in the U.S. but studies conducted in other countries have shown promising results regarding usage.
“CBD is dangerous.”
Actually, CBD is non-addictive, non-intoxicating, and natural.
“CBD will turn me into a drug addict.”
Nope. CBD is not addictive and you can’t get high from it. It just might make you feel so good that you want to take it every day, but it will not wreak havoc on your body, it will not cause withdrawal symptoms, and it will not cause you to become a violent criminal (contrary to what the film Reefer Madness would have you believe).
In conclusion, CBD is safe, non-psychoactive, and could potentially benefit you.