Over the past few years, CBD oil has created quite a buzz due to its wide range of benefits and curative properties. So many people are jumping on the CBD bandwagon and are incorporating it into their daily routine. Cannabidiol oil has many therapeutic benefits and is considered productive in controlling epileptic seizures, arthritis pain, schizophrenia and many other diseases and disorders.
Whilst there are studies that have proved CBD oil is a “miracle drug”, there are quite a lot of disbelief and misconceptions amongst people. Hence, many people are sceptic and are afraid to try and unlock its true potential.
Here are few of the most common misconceptions about CBD:
CBD can get you “High”: CBD oil is often mistaken as one of the psychoactive components prevalent in the cannabis plant. If you dig deep, then you will get to know that there are roughly 104 compounds present in the cannabis plant. Out of those, Tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, is the main compound which can make you “high”. Whereas, CBD products consist of only 0.2% of THC making them somewhat safe suitable for consumption.
All CBD oils are procured from Marijuana: CBD is being acknowledged as one of the medicinal plants used for the treatment of various diseases and ailments. But, it is not right to say that CBD is derived from marijuana. Hemp, Cannabidiol, and Marijuana come from the same plant (cannabis) but the amount of THC varies in each. CBD oil is procured from Hemp or the Cannabis plant which contains only 0.2% of THC.
Hemp Seed Oil and CBD oil are same: Many people often get confused between CBD oil and Hempseed oil and usually use these terms interchangeably. A major misconception is that these oils are the same, however, the truth is hempseed and CBD are two different oils with unique properties. Hempseed oil, on the other hand, is derived from the seeds of the cannabis plant, whereas, CBD oil is extracted from the flowers, leaves and of the plant.
CBD oil is illegal: One of the major misconceptions about CBD is that it is illegal to use. Due to lack of knowledge, many people avoid using CBD oil because they think it is harmful for the body. However, the facts suggest that CBD oil is legal and consumable only if it contains less than 0.2% THC. The law states that CBD oil is legal and is classified as a medicinal product if it contains an appropriate amount of THC.
CBD oil is a Sedative: Different types of Sedatives are used to aid and enhance sleep. Unfortunately, cannabidiol oil is confused as being a sedative which induces sleep. In reality, CBD oil includes cannabinoids receptors which relax the brain nerves and slows down brain activity. This oil is used in relaxing the mind which indirectly allows a person to sleep peacefully without the harmful and addictive side effects of sleeping medication.