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Given that cannabis is one of the most talked about topics in the country these days, it’s no wonder there are misconceptions and myths around the plant! It can be difficult to discern what’s myth and what’s reality, so we want to save you from spending days and weeks digging through a multitude of articles, research papers, and hearsay.
Instead, here are the top five CBD myths revealed, and the facts you should know:
To put it simply – CBD has no psychoactive effects at all. The myth comes from the confusion between two different chemical compounds:
1. THC - the psychoactive element in marijuana (most marijuana has over 15% THC.)
The hemp plant is where CBD is at its most abundant. And it’s for this reason that CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of hemp (not marijuana.)
CBD is the second most abundant compound in hemp, typically representing up to 40% of its extracts.
So hemp containsmore CBD andless THC (the psychoactive element), while marijuana containsmore THC (the bit that makes you feel high) andless CBD.
With the benefits of CBD becoming more well-known, there has been a proliferation of CBD products on the market. Oils, capsules, creams, powders, sprays...but not all are created to the same standards. Be sure to do your research, and make sure you are buying a quality product that works.
Some of the questions to ask include:
Fortunately, Sagely's products only use all-natural ingredients and we take care to source hemp that is high quality.
Fortunately, you don’t have to visit a marijuana dispensary to purchase CBD. When CBD is derived from hemp (like with Sagely Naturals’ products), they are not subject to the same rigid distribution restrictions as medical marijuana.
When CBD products are derived from hemp, they are legal to purchase and ship to all 50 states.
Agricultural hemp products are not considered “marijuana” under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Naturally occurring cannabinoids in agricultural hemp foods, including oil, were never included under the CSA. Furthermore, CBD that is derived from the mature stalks and fibers of agricultural hemp is currently exempt from the Federal CSA’s definition of marijuana.
Of course, there are plenty more myths about CBD. Unfortunately, along with a growing awareness of the powerful health benefits that CBD products can provide, there has been a proliferation of misconceptions about it.
We hope we’ve brought you a few steps closer to the facts so that you can decide, with all the information on hand, whether CBD is something that might help YOU get to experience your ultimate version of health and wellness.
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