CBD has an extremely close relationship with marijuana, and hence there is a lot of stigma and misconception about CBD.
Here are the top five major misconceptions about CBD:
1. CBD is made from Marijuana.The Fact: Marijuana is a variety of the cannabis plant that is known for its extremely high levels of THC. Hemp is also another variety of the cannabis plant. CBD is commonly extracted from the hemp plant as hemp plants naturally contain rich levels of CBD and low THC.
2. CBD can make you high.
The Fact: Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. Therefore it does not have mind-altering effects and does not make you high.
3. CBD is addictive.The Fact: Several studies have shown that CBD is not addictive at all. In fact, one of the many benefits of CBD is that CBD is effective in preventing relapses in drug and alcohol addicts, the benefits it provides are long-lasting which is crucial when fighting substance addiction.
4. CBD is legal or illegal.The Fact: Legal or illegal really depends on where you are in the world. In the United States, on the federal level, cannabis remains illegal but the majority of the states have now legalized cannabis. In Canada, recreational marijuana is legal.
5. CBD is newly discovered.The Fact: Humans have been using this plant for one thing or another since ancient times. Our ancestors had a variety of applications for this plant, from religious rites and the arts to industrial materials and folk medicine. One of the first recorded uses dates back to 2727 BC when Emperor Sheng Neng of China used a cannabis-based tea to help with a variety of health ailments that included poor memory, malaria, and even gout.