Nowadays, CBD products are becoming more popular with every passing day. The ban on using such drugs has been lifted in most American countries as well because of its therapeutical benefits. Additionally, CBD companies started flourishing internationally these days. Despite being a hot topic in media, legislation, and the medical research field, there are many myths associated with cannabis and CBD that can lead to many misconceptions. Many people are still confused or unknown when it comes to CBD variants and their effects on the consumers. Some of those common myths associated with CBD are listed below.
THC is recreational; CBD is medical and non-psychoactive
Usually, most researches and scientific documents have categorized CBD as non-psychoactive. In simple words, CBD will not alter the state of mind of the consumer even if one takes a high dose of CBD oils. However, this is not entirely true since CBD is reported to have the ability to address psychological issues such as anxiety, craving, mood swings, sleeplessness, alerting, addiction, etc. This cannot be done without altering the consciousness of the user. Hence, CBD is also psychoactive but in a good way.
It will not harm or weaken the physical and mental functions of the consumers. Simply put, CBD can be defined as a non-intoxicating, non-impairing psychoactive compound. Similarly, CBD is not often considered for recreational purposes because of the inability to provide the euphoric high sensation to the stoner. However, this doesn’t mean that you can have it only to treat some medical conditions. Note that when a group of friends consumes CBD oils or CBD pills, they are unlikely to keep giggling or drift to a dream world. Rather, they are likely to be resilient to stress, stay focused, and feel relaxed.
Cannabidiol is safe to use no matter what
Of course, CBD is one of the therapeutic and safest components of cannabis. However, it is not certified by the FDA and hence, you cannot always ensure that you get what you paid. To tackle this issue, it is recommended to purchase drugs that are sourced from hemp plants, which are grown in American and European countries where the usage and cultivation of hemp plants are legal. Plus, the environmental appeal of these places is better.
On the other hand, the hemp plants that are cultivated in countries like India and China are likely to be of low-quality because of the poor environmental appeal and legal issues. Plus, they are more likely to apply pesticides on the plants leading to many side effects after consumption. Some of the common side effects, in this case, include diarrhea, tiredness, irritability, hunger, etc.
CBD is sedating
Most people have a misconception that CBD has a sedative effect since it contributes to insomnia and many other sleep-related disorders. Note that CBD is not a sedating compound; rather, it is an alerting compound. It is mainly used to offset the effects of THC and delay the sleep cycle. In fact, even a high dose CBD product cannot make a healthy consumer sedated.
However, some people might feel sedated or sleepy after having CBD; this is because of the presence of myrcene, which is often seen in cannabis that contains a significantly higher dose of CBD. Note that the former is a possibly sedating terpene. So, you can easily tackle this sedating effect by choosing CBD products that are free of such terpenes. For this, either scan the QR code or refer to the ingredients listed on the package.
A small quantity of CBD is enough
Usually, CBD is used in a smaller dosage to enhance the endocannabinoid system, prevent tolerance to cannabis, and prevent side effects. However, most medical practitioners tend to recommend using a higher dosage of CBD to tackle medical conditions, especially when the product is free of THC compound. It is worth noting that CBD is much less potent in comparison to THC when it comes to relieving symptoms. For instance, a person who is suffering from pain or anxiety will have to intake only 3 to 5 mg of THC to relieve the symptoms.
On the other hand, he/she will have to consume around 30 to 200 mg of CBD to achieve similar results, if at all it can be achieved. There are numerous symptoms that can be effectively treated either with THC or CBD. However, the way each health condition or symptom tends to react with these compounds may differ evidently. Usually, medical practitioners who use CBD to treat issues such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and seizures, etc., are likely to use hundreds of milligrams per dose. This can be way expensive for many users. However, this doesn’t mean that a smaller dose of CBD is not beneficial. On a related note, even 2 to 20 mg of CBD dominant cannabis can contribute to tackling the issues such as lack of concentration, sleeplessness, etc.