Common Myths About CBD

By Carolina Cuartas - September 24, 2019

CBD, short for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. A naturally occurring compound extracted from marijuana and plant is most know for reliving chronic pain, stress, and anxiety.

Here are some common myths about CBD:

CBD will get you high
THC is the mind-altering part of marijuana. Although they are from the same plant, they are two completely distinct compounds that interact very differently in the body. 

CBD is not non-intoxicating or psychoactive
Like I said before, CBD won’t get you to a psychoactive state like THC. It is mainly used as a treatment for anxiety, PTSD, seizure disorders, and depression.

CBD comes from Indica 
Some people think that Indica makes you sleepy because it has more CBD, and that Sativa is more energizing because it produced more THC. This isn’t the case. As you can see on the graph below, hybrid plants contain the most CBD on average. THC and CBD contents can vary widely by strain.


CBD is legal
CBD is legal in all 50 states, but there are a few restrictions. The legality is determined by the source of the CBD. Hemp-derived CBD that contains 0.3% or less THC is completely legal. Other types of CBD derived from marijuana are not legal in all states since they can contain up to 30% THC or more. 
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