Fact or Fiction: Debunking Common Myths About CBD

Ah, CBD… We know her, we love her, and we also never stop hearing all those myths about her. At our CBD store, our primary mission is always to pave clarity in the multifaceted and nuanced world of CBD. We’re here to uplift your self-care and wellness routine. In this blog, we’ll be venturing into the sector of debunking all the common myths about this compound. 


Myth #1: CBD Comes Solely From Cannabis


Contrary to popular belief, CBD doesn’t come solely from cannabis. Harvard University shares, “While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, a cousin of marijuana, or manufactured in a laboratory.” 


So, it’s safe to say that while CBD is found in both marijuana and hemp plants, CBD-derived hemp (with low THC levels) is legally distinct from marijuana. Since this myth greatly impacts the myth that CBD can get you high, it’s crucial to understand these distinctions to dispel the myth that CBD solely originates from cannabis.


Myth #2: CBD Gets You High

We hear it all the time – “Will CBD get me high? I’m not looking to get high – I don’t know if CBD is for me.” The answer to that question is plain and simple: CBD will not get you high. A comprehensive review published in the National Library of Medicine emphasizes the key differences between CBD and THC, highlighting the non-psychoactive nature of CBD. 


While CBD does include several benefits and users are likely to experience some level of euphoria due to the pain-relieving nature; it will not induce a high whatsoever.


Myth #3: CBD Works Best as an Isolate

Some believe that pure CBD isolate is the most effective form, but another study published in the National Library of Medicine challenges this notion. 


They share, “Russo described the concept of botanical synergy, in which a dominant molecule is supported by other plant derivatives – cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other inactive substances, to achieve a maximal pharmacological effect. Russo reviews several studies, in which a whole plant extract had a superior effect to purified cannabinoid.”


This study suggests that the entourage effect, where various cannabis compounds work synergistically and are amplified when in the presence of the others, might make full-spectrum CBD more beneficial than isolates.


Exploring different full-spectrum formulations allows users to tap into the potential benefits of the entire plant. We ALWAYS recommend choosing full-spectrum when possible.


Myth #4: CBD is Addictive

Worries about CBD addiction often stem from a lack of understanding. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) cited in an article by Harvard Health Publishing, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”


So essentially, the report emphasizes that CBD is generally well-tolerated and safe, debunking the myth that CBD poses risks of dependency for users.


Myth #5: All CBD is Safe

Expanding upon this information from the WHO, while CBD itself is generally considered safe, not all CBD products are created equal. It’s a given that certain low-quality products are inevitable with certain brands. That’s why it is essential to purchase from a business that guarantees safety; and here at Uplift, there’s nothing more important to us than that. 


According to research, CBD appears to be safe for adults. However, some people may experience side effects such as nausea, fatigue, and irritability. Additionally, it is essential to be mindful of the interactions that CBD may have with other medications. Always consult with your doctor before consuming. 

Myth #6: CBD Comes From Cannabis

There’s a whole lot of confusion out there about CBD originating from the cannabis plant. Let’s clear this up. While the cannabis plant does include the cannabidiol compound (CBD), the CBD that you’ll find on our shelves are solely from the hemp plant which has less than 0.3% of THC content. 


That is because the cannabis plant can range upwards of 30% THC content (depending on the cultivar) and extracting from these plants instead of hemp plants just wouldn’t make sense; it would require a whole lot more time, effort and money.


Additionally, extracting from hemp plants gives our customers the peace of mind that they won’t be experiencing any sort of high whatsoever.


Myth #7: CBD Isn’t Backed by Science

A tale as old as time; “CBD isn’t backed by science.” We saved the best for last here. According to Harvard Health Publishing (that we linked to earlier in this blog), “In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and, in some cases, stop them altogether. Epidiolex, which contains CBD, is the first cannabis-derived medicine approved by the FDA for these conditions.”

Scientist observing CBD hemp plants on marijuana field and taking notes. Medicinal and recreational marijuana plants cultivation.

This article goes on to share that several studies have suggested that CBD may also help with:


  • Anxiety. Studies and clinical trials are exploring the common report that CBD can reduce anxiety.
  • Chronic pain. Further human studies are needed to substantiate claims that CBD helps control pain. One animal study from the European Journal of Pain suggests CBD could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis when applied to skin. Other research identifies how CBD may inhibit inflammatory and neuropathic pain, which are difficult to treat.
  • Addiction. CBD can help lower cravings for tobacco and heroin under certain conditions, according to some research in humans. Animal models of addiction suggest it may also help lessen cravings for alcohol, cannabis, opiates, and stimulants.

So, we believe it’s safe to say that science clearly backs CBD. Despite the ongoing challenges with regulatory advancements, the wealth of evidence supporting the therapeutic potential of this compound speaks louder than words.


Selecting Your Next CBD Products at Uplift CBD — Premier Bermuda Dispensary 

So, there you have it, friends! The myths on CBD are truly never ending. That’s why we felt it was so important to educate you all on what the studies and facts say. 


Now that those are cleared up, we’d love to continue this conversation as we help you select your next CBD products. Whether you’re looking for tinctures, edibles, prerolls, or something else, we’ve got you covered. 


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*The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*

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