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The Top 5 Myths About CBD Products

by Kerrigan Behrens April 26, 2018 1 Comment

The Top 5 Myths About CBD Products

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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:

Myth 1: That CBD gets you high

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.)

    2. CBD - this is the compound found in higher quantities in hemp that brings balance safely back to the body. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC.
      • CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same receptors as THC.
      • CBD has ZERO ability to get you high and is actually considered an ANTI-psychotic (so if you're ‘high’ and use CBD, it'll make youless high.)

      Myth 2: That CBD has to come from marijuana (not hemp)

      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.

      Myth 3: That all CBD products are the same

      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:

      • What other ingredients are included in the formula? All natural, essential oils, CBD? Yes please! Synthetics, parabens, THC, pesticides, heavy metals? No thanks!
      • What is the quality of the hemp? Is it non-GMO and grown under organic standards?

      Fortunately, Sagely's products only use all-natural ingredients and we take care to source hemp that is high quality.

      Myth 4: That you have to go to a marijuana dispensary to buy CBD

      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.

      Myth 5: That CBD isn't legal

      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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      Kerrigan Behrens

      Kerrigan Behrens' passion for CBD and its therapeutic benefits led her to launch Sagely Naturals alongside Kaley Nichol in 2015. She is motivated by the ability to use plant-based ingredients to effectively replace toxic products in her customers' medicine cabinets and she lives for customer testimonials. She currently serves as the Cofounder and CMO of Sagely Naturals.

      1 Response

      Esther Sirinsky
      Esther Sirinsky

      July 18, 2018

      Thank you for clarifying CBD. This product has been a real find eliminating much discomfort and pain.

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