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In the last few years, CBD and CBD-infused products have grown popular. CBD has been around for a long time, but it wasn’t until the 2014 Farm Bill that congress legally defined CBD and established hemp pilot programs to research the substance. These programs successfully understood hemp’s impact on the economy, health, and environment, leading to the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp and hemp-based products.  

As with anything new, misconceptions arose about CBD and its effects on people.  

What is CBD 

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that comes from industrial hemp or marijuana cannabis. CBD oil and other products from Good Earth Organics are made with CBD extracted from industrial hemp. CBD from hemp is different from CBD from marijuana, even though they come from the same plant.  

Misconceptions About CBD 

CBD and CBD products are still relatively new, and there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding them. Below are some answers to common CBD misconceptions.  

CBD is the same as THC 

CBD and THC are not the same. Both are cannabinoids derived from cannabis, and individuals may use both to treat similar conditions, such as minor pain or anxiety. However, the main difference is THC gives the user a euphoric or high feeling.  

CBD gets you high 

Everyone’s experience with CBD may vary, but CDB does not have psychoactive effects so that users won’t get the high impact. The result is dependent on the person and the product. Some people will experience a subtle calming effect, while others may get a little drowsy. It’s also important to note that the impact of CDB may take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to feel, so allow your body time to adjust before taking more.  

CBD is illegal  

Like recreational cannabis, laws regulating CBD can vary from state to state. CBD is derived from hemp, not marijuana is federally legal. If the CBD comes from marijuana, it is federally illegal. However, it is legal in states with laws legalizing recreational marijuana. If you’re unsure of your state’s laws regarding CBD and cannabis products, you can check out this map from DISA

CBD is not safe 

CBD does have side effects, such as drowsiness and changes in alertness. I may also cause decreased appetite, irritability, and agitation. Therefore, it is essential to take CBD in a small dose when you first try it to understand how CDB affects your body. Until you know how your body reacts to CBD, don’t drive, operate heavy machinery, or participate in other highly active activities that could put you or others at risk.  

CBD is not regulated  

While cannabis is not FDA-approved to treat any conditions, there are FDA-approved drugs that contain CDB and THC. The drug Epidiolex is approved to treat two types of epilepsy and contains CBD. Marinol and Syndros also include a synthetic THC that is used to treat nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy. 

Still have questions about CBD or what CDB products might be right for you? Check out our CBD FAQS or give us a call at 501.398.9868. 

Scott Campbell

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