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Top 6 myths about CBD


CBD and marijuana are the same thing

The vast majority of people confuse CBD with marijuana and think that, following the consumption of CBD oil, they will experience psychoactive sensations.

We dismantle this myth by making the distinction between the types of cannabis plant: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Rudelis.
There are two species of Cannabis Sativa, respectively the hemp plant and the marijuana plant.

The main difference between the two is given by the different level of CBD and THC in their structure.
The hemp plant contains a large amount of CBD and only traces of THC, while the marijuana plant contains a large amount of THC and only traces of CBD.

In conclusion, we are talking about marijuana in recreational contexts where users are looking for the psychotropic sensation, while hemp is at the complete opposite pole, being studied for its therapeutic properties on the body.


CBD is not backed by studies

Although we encounter a reluctance of specialists for the penetration of CBD in the pharmaceutical industry, currently there are studies according to which the effectiveness of CBD has been proven for a significant number of diseases, conditions and ailments.

From chronic conditions like epilepsy and schizophrenia to mild conditions like acne, CBD can be a key ingredient that accompanies or even replaces traditional treatments.

Moreover, in 2018, the United States of America approved the first CBD-based medicine, Epidiolex, used to treat two severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gaustaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

For more details on CBD studies in relation to various ailments, click HERE.


CBD is not legal

Cannabidiol (CBD) is fully legal in the European Union and does not appear on any list of controlled, narcotic or dangerous substances. Moreover, there is no study that issues an opinion according to which food products, oils or cosmetics containing CBD are harmful to the body.

On the contrary, the World Health Organization has formulated a positive opinion on this substance and a growing number of countries in Europe are regulating the legal framework for the sale and consumption of CBD-based products.

Subsequently, each individual state adopted a position regarding the level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive effect of the cannabis plant. Thus, the vast majority of states that have adopted legislation in the field have provided a maximum of 0.3% THC in the final product.

In Romania, the Organized Crime and Terrorism institution (DIICOT) has included THC in the category of high-risk drugs, so the consumption of products with THC, regardless of concentration, is strictly prohibited on Romanian territory and falls under the criminal provisions , provided with a prison sentence.


CBD works the same for everyone

Each individual body is different in its own way, and when we administer a CBD-based product, in order to obtain the desired results, it is important to take into account several factors such as: weight, tolerance level and history with similar products.

Depending on the metabolism of each person and the rate of absorption in the body, the experience with CBD-based products will be different. Of course, there are other factors external to the body such as diet, stress, fatigue that can influence the effectiveness of the product.


All CBD products are safe

Considering the novelty that CBD brings to the medical industry, there are insufficiently studied and tested products, such as eye drops, aerosols or nose drops.

That is why it is recommended to choose a studied administration method, such as CBD oils, jellies, capsules, patches or personal care products.

What to look for when choosing a CBD oil?

Once the method of administration is chosen, it is important to consider the criteria based on which you can identify the best product on the market:

  • Full Spectrum / Broad Spectrum / Isolate, making sure it is legally compliant
  • The presence of the entourage effect
  • The extraction method used for extracting the cannabinoids
  • The origin of the culture of the cannabis plant
  • The concentration of CBD and other cannabinoids
  • The presence or absence of solvents or genetically modified organisms
  • The certifications for quality and concentration
  • Access to certificate of analysis


CBD is addictive

Because of the confusion between CBD and marijuana, the following existing myth regarding this cannabinoid says that it is addictive.

Of course, this statement is false, and the only cannabinoid that creates addiction after regular consumption, in large quantities, is THC.

On the contrary, there are studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of CBD in the case of alcohol, tobacco or narcotic addicts.

At the same time, the World Health Organization concluded that CBD does not create addiction and is not harmful to the human body.


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