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24 January 2020

Top 3 CBD myths busted



CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical molecule found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. This is the same family to which marijuana and hemp plants belong to as well. Therefore, like the euphoria-creating and mood-altering substances such as THC (the other main molecule found in the Cannabis sativa plant), marijuana and hemp, CBD is also believed to give you a new “high” when you use or consume it any form.


The internet is replete with lots of information that CBD doesn’t hamper the cognitive functions of your brain because it doesn’t contain any psychoactive properties like THC. Instead, CBD is used for therapeutic purposes because of its medicinal value. While there is one group of people that believes that CBD gives you a high, there is another group of people that believes that CBD helps to cure many ailments.

In this article, we have attempted to bust the top 3 myths about CBD. After reading this, you will know what to believe and what not to believe when you read about the basic properties of CBD anywhere else.

  1. CBD affects your normal functioning
Yes, CBD is one of the two important molecules found in the cannabis sativa plant, with the other one being THC, the mood-altering drug. However, that doesn’t mean CBD affects your normal functioning by making you feel euphoric, affecting the cognitive powers of your brain, impacting your memory, or hampering your motor skills.

This is because CBD reacts with the CB2 receptors in the human body. CB2 receptors take care of the overall immunity and gastrointestinal health of a person. Therefore, CBD is known to reduce inflammations, pain and stress. It has nothing to do with affecting your brain’s normal functioning.

  1. CBD is legal everywhere because it is safe
Most of the people are aware of the fact that it is only the THC molecule that is known for its adverse impact on users. They also know that CBD is quite safe. Therefore, they assume that the use of CBD is legal in their respective countries. However, this is not the case. Different countries have different rules regarding the legality of CBD use.

In countries like the USA and UK, CBD is legal, only if it contains less than 0.3% of THC. Also, CBD extracted from hemp plants are legal in most of the countries. This is because hemp plants contain a maximum of 0.3% of THC only. CBD extracted from marijuana plants is banned in most of the countries, because marijuana plants contain at least 30% of THC. In some countries where marijuana is legalized for medical reasons, the rules may vary. In countries like Japan, CBD is legal, but only if it contains 0% THC. So, please be aware of your local laws & regulations about CBD before using or consuming it.


  1. CBD doesn’t have any health benefits
As CBD is becoming highly popular in the medical field, there is another section of people, that has been constantly trying to project CBD as a scam. These critics have influenced many other people across the globe as well, to believe that CBD doesn’t come with any health benefits and there aren’t proofs to validate how CBD helps in reducing pain & stress.

Yes, CBD is a new entrant in the medical and wellness industry. More and more studies are yet to be conducted on CBD to understand what more it can offer to humanity. However, many reputed universities have conducted initial studies on CBD. The studies have proved that this molecule can help to reduce seizures in kids diagnose with epilepsy.

In the year 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration of the USA approved a drug known as Epidiolex. This drug had CBD as its main ingredient. The reason why it was approved was that the drug brought about positive results in treating rare epilepsy disorders such as Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.

So, now that you have got a basic idea about CBD and its benefits, always check with your physician first before you take it in the right dosage.

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