Pushing Past the CBD Myths
At Frontier Jackson, we’re dedicated to helping anyone ready to set out on a new path by providing all of the information you need about the all-natural alternative of CBD. If you’re concerned about using CBD because of misconceptions surrounding it, here are three common myths debunked:
Myth: CBD Gets You High
This is not true. While it is true that CBD (or cannabidiol) comes from hemp plants—which are part of the cannabis family—CBD from hemp contains less than 0.3% of THC, the compound found in marijuana that elicits that “high” feeling. CBD interacts with our bodies in a different way than THC, primarily affecting our nervous and immune systems, but it doesn’t induce the psychoactive effects of THC.
Myth: CBD Is Illegal
Similar to the thinking behind “CBD gets you high,” CBD is often mischaracterized as a Schedule I drug. While not every state currently allows the sale of CBD, 33 states do currently allow the sale and usage of CBD without any caveats, with another 14 states still determining the legality of sale and verbiage as to how CBD is understood. Currently, only three states (Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota) have unclear laws regarding the sale of CBD, making it difficult to find CBD in those states, but also not limiting its use.
Myth: CBD Is Addictive
The thinking behind this myth comes from the fact that CBD interacts with our central nervous systems through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It has been shown that with the introduction of CBD to our bodies that dopamine levels will rise, but the ECS helps to modulate this increase. This means that CBD may actually help to balance our body’s necessary hormone function, leaving us to feel better each day.