The internet is flooded with information about CBD, and it can be difficult to differentiate between fact and fiction. Some common concerns include: “Does CBD get you high?”, “Is CBD legal?”, “Is all CBD the same anywhere I purchase it?”, “Is marijuana and hemp the same?”
When you start incorporating CBD into your life, it’s important to know the answers to these commonly asked questions about CBD. At Doc Patels, we want to give the most honest and transparent answers you can find to these common CBD myths.
Myth #1: CBD Can Get You High
This is one of the most common misconceptions of CBD. CBD has not shown to get anyone high! Research has found that CBD can be effective for an assortment of symptoms of particular conditions—such as anxiety, stress, and depression. The cannabinoid that causes psychoactive effects is THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, a compound and the main active ingredient in marijuana.
When you are purchasing CBD, you should be sure to verify their third-party lab results to check for quality. If the company you would like to purchase CBD from doesn’t provide these lab results, then the products might not be legitimate. At Doc Patels, your safety is our top priority. Which is why we make sure all of our CBD products are rigorously tested and verified by our team of healthcare professionals and CBD experts. Our lab tests show results for the amount of CBD in each of our products, and you’ll find that all of our products contain 0.00% THC (so you know our CBD will never get you high) and tests for pesticides, fungus, and bacteria.
Myth #2: CBD Is Illegal
In December 2018, the Farm Bill was signed into law and states that CBD that is derived from hemp and contains 0.3% THC or less is legal. However, CBD that is derived from marijuana is still illegal due to marijuana being considered a Schedule 1 drug status. Recently, the TSA also announced that you can fly with hemp derived products as long as they follow the regulations that are defined by the law.
Hemp-derived CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC are legal on the federal level. However, these laws can differ on state levels. It is important to verify with your state’s laws and with the places that you travel to before purchasing and traveling with CBD.
Myth # 3: Hemp and Marijuana are the Same
No, hemp is not the same as marijuana. In fact, there are many reasons the two are different. The most obvious difference between hemp and marijuana is in the appearance, followed by the agriculture of the plants and chemical differences. The main difference you need to be aware of between hemp and marijuana is the percentage of THC (the compound that creates psychoactive effects) in the plants. While both plants are a type of cannabis plant, hemp plants produce less than 0.3% of THC, while marijuana contains much higher levels of THC.
Myth # 4: All CBD is the Same
WRONG! The difference in CBD lies in the quality of the product. Think of it like this: claiming all CBD is the same is like claiming all ice cream is the same everywhere you purchase it, no matter what brand it is. So, how do you know the CBD you are purchasing is high-quality, safe and effective? Well, the best way to know is to learn about the company and look at their third-party lab test results. Before you pick up that CBD at the gas station or local convenience store, make sure you do your research about the CBD product.
At Doc Patels, we pride ourselves in the transparency we have with our third-party lab test results. We know that there are so many CBD brands to choose from, which is why we make it easy for you—our team of healthcare professionals verifies the safety, consistency, and quality of all our CBD products before, during, and after the manufacturing process to ensure our product is the same every time.
Myth #5: CBD doesn’t have any Benefits
For anyone thinking CBD doesn’t have any benefits, you can easily turn to the FDA-approved drug use of CBD that is helping treat various childhood seizure disorders. In addition, there are studies upon studies that show the long list of CBD benefits. For studies and research on CBD benefits, follow Dr. Rachna Patel on her YouTube channel as she goes over CBD questions and studies on the benefits of CBD.
Nonetheless, the easiest way to see that benefits of CBD is to actually see for yourself by reading the endless testimonials and experiences from those that have already tried CBD. If you’re not sure if CBD is right for you, Doc Patels is the only CBD company offering one-on-one consultations with a doctor to discuss your questions and the benefits of CBD. You’ll receive recommended product and dosages from the doctor as well.
Overall, the most important take away is that doing the proper research is the key to learning and being informed throughout your CBD journey. Connect with Doc Patels today to learn more about CBD!