10 Misconceptions and Myths About CBD

The Most Common Myths and Misconceptions People Have About CBD

You’ve probably heard the CBD industry is like the “wild west”, a new and unexplored frontier brimming with trailblazers. Cannabidiol products are popping up everywhere you look – in food, pet products, and even skincare

Apart from this, the public has mixed emotions regarding these four industry buzzwords – CBD, hemp, THC, and marijuana. All of this new information can be overwhelming for consumers to know what CBD is, why they should take it, and what brands to trust. We’ll go through some of the top myths surrounding CBD to shed some light on the situation. One thing is clear, the benefits of CBD that have been studied so far are very promising. 

Before going too far, you should know the basics of what cannabinoids are and how the endocannabinoid system works in your body.

1. CBD is illegal 

Legally, the jury is still out on CBD oil. Hemp-derived CBD is legal, while CBD derived from marijuana is illegal. Laws may eventually change as more research is completed. Overall, the industry is a gray area that’s still being figured out within different levels of government. However, the FDA has approved the first hemp-derived CBD as a seizure medication

2. CBD is a fad

Hemp, marijuana, and CBD are nothing new – the first cannabinoid receptor was discovered in 1988. As more research has been conducted there’s been a snowball effect. In recent years hundreds of CBD products have been created, so while this recent explosion seems like a fad we think CBD is here to stay. Especially now that we’re learning about the benefits more in-depth.

3. CBD gets you high

Since CBD isn’t the same as THC, you don’t need to be concerned about getting high. CBD doesn’t have psychoactive effects like THC does. Ingesting an excessively large dose of CBD at one time may cause drowsiness, but this is nothing serious and goes away on its own. 

4. CBD works instantly

Most people don’t realize CBD products need to be consistently taken to work at its full potential. Cannabidiol should be taken twice per day, as it’s fat-soluble and builds up in your body over time. 

5. All CBD is the same

Companies sometimes add binder ingredients or terpenes to their CBD formulas for additional benefits. This is why it’s important to do your own research before purchasing since some CBD products are higher in quality than others.

6. Pets must take pet-specific CBD

CBD Brands offer flavored pet products like oil tinctures or chewable treats. If your pet isn’t picky, you can give them human CBD oil, as long as the formula doesn’t have ingredients that are toxic to them. Keep in mind – if your pet requires a higher dose for a specific health issue (rather than a small dose for overall wellness purposes), CBD products intended for humans are usually a higher concentration.

Related: Read our post about everything pets and CBD if you’re curious to learn more about the benefits and dosage info.

7. CBD products are only available as oil

The list never ends when it comes to the ways you can take CBD. Tinctures, pills, edible food products, and topical creams are some of the many products on the market. Brands are getting very creative with their products, so you’re sure to find something you like!

8. CBD isn’t safe

This concern usually comes from the assumption that CBD is THC. In actuality, CBD is safe and very well-tolerated by humans. Again, CBD is not the same as THC!

9. CBD shows up on drug tests

This is dependent on what the drug test is looking for, so, for now, we’ll say maybe. Most tests only look for THC, not CBD. However, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so use caution with drug tests.

10. CBD is for serious conditions only

CBD can be used for preventative purposes, too. Not only has CBD been proven to kill breast cancer cells and control seizures, it’s also a natural anti-inflammatory and antiemetic. CBD also helps regulate the homeostasis process and is a great supplement for improving overall wellness. Regardless of age or health, most people can benefit from adding CBD into their daily health routine. 

We hope we cleared up any confusion caused by these myths and misconceptions surrounding CBD oil. If you’d like to learn more about our CBD quality or testing results, check out our website and shop our full line of millie products


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