Newly legal and a force to be reckoned with in the alternative remedies community, CBD is a trending topic among most Americans. However, there are many misconceptions about this magical extract that causes potential benefactors from giving it a second look. Below are five of the most common misconceptions about CBD oil.
CBD has the same effects on the body as marijuana.
While CBD can be considered psychoactive for its ability to reduce inflammation and therefore improve other psychological factors, it is not used with the same intention as marijuana. Like THC, CBD is also derived from the hemp plant so naturally many full spectrum CBD products contain 0-0.3% THC. However, this amount of THC is nowhere near enough to give anyone a high. CBD products contain about 33% less THC than even the weakest marijuana strains.
CBD is illegal
CBD is 100% federally legal for purchase in the United States. The hemp plant is not included in the Federal Controlled Substances Act. Additionally, in 2018 the Agricultural Improvement Act (also known as the Farm Bill) spearheaded the federal legalization of CBD products derived from the hemp plant that has no more than 0.3% THC.
You can become addicted to CBD
You cannot become addicted to any kind of CBD oil or extract. A few studies have actually found that CBD could help sway addiction to other highly addictive and dangerous substances like opioids and tobacco.
CBD usage will result in a failed drug test
Isolate CBD products contain 0% THC and will not result in a failed drug test. However, Full Spectrum CBD products (like the ones produced by Root Origins) contain THC levels within the legal limits. Any CBD product that contains 0.3% THC or less is considered to be within the legal limits.
CBD has to be smoked
CBD can be taken and used through a variety of methods. Just look at Root Origins product line. There is a plethora of ways to utilize CBD oil. You can ingest it by taking a gummy, soft gel pill, putting the extract directly under your tongue, or adding it to your food. You can even use it in topicals like Root Origins Gentle Face Cream or the All Natural Body Butter. If you wish to smoke CBD there are plenty of options. One of our favorites is True Grit Hemp Cigarillos.
Continuing your research
It is so important to educate yourself on anything you put into your body. For more information on all things CBD check out the rest of Root Origins’ Blog here.