Hundreds of people send questions to the staff at Green Remedy about hemp-extracted CBD and hemp oil every month. We know deciding to try hemp-extracted CBD and finding the right amount to take can be challenging. After answering thousands of questions and scouring the Internet for other examples, our team put together this list to help answer some of the more common inquiries. Here are 5 myths about hemp-extracted CBD that you should know.
Green Remedy will not ever make claims about the use and effectiveness of our products on treating health issues of any kind. However, some people mistakenly claim statements like this mean that hemp-extracted CBD and hemp oil does not help any health conditions. This needs to be addressed in two important ways.
First, there are a growing number of testimonials from around the world that speak to this topic. For many people, the decision to utilize hemp-extracted CBD oil is a life-changing part of their daily lives. When evaluating the effectiveness of any product, it is important to speak with experts and learn from the many first-hand stories that are beginning to gain credibility.
Testimonials do not equate to scientific evidence. More and more studies on hemp-extracted CBD oil are being conducted every year. Therefore, the second piece of information to consider is that last summer the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) looked at a large body of research and approved Epidiolex, the first hemp-extracted CBD-based medication for seizure disorders that are difficult to treat. This is the first time this agency approved a cannabis-based (and hemp-extracted CBD-based) medication since cannabis was named a Schedule 1 drug back in 1970.
You might think this myth should be easy to debunk. However, the legality of hemp-extracted CBD has been in question for quite some time. One of the determining factors of this myth is based on whether the hemp-extracted CBD oil is derived from hemp or marijuana. The two plants might be very similar, but they are classified differently under the law. In short, hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, while marijuana may include up to or beyond 30%.
The hemp-extracted CBD is legal if it is produced, carried, and consumed within the regulations defined by the rules and laws where an individual is located. This might sound confusing, but it is important to understand the fluidity of the answer to this myth. For example, you might be surprised to learn you can still get you in a lot of trouble if you attempt to bring hemp-extracted CBD while flying.
Hemp was removed as a Schedule I substance and reclassified as an agricultural commodity when President Trump signed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2019 (commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill). However, the DEA still classifies hemp-extracted CBD as an illegal Schedule I substance unless it adheres to the regulations set up under the new farm bill. These include:
As long as these rules are followed, hemp-extracted CBD oil is legal. Keep in mind, even though it is legal there are still times and places where hemp-extracted CBD oil can be restricted. Failure to follow these restrictions in places like airports can cause a lot of headaches and legal problems for people.
This myth is also challenging to understand and debunk. Remember, for hemp-extracted CBD to be legal it must contain less than 0.3% THC. This cannabinoid is the part of cannabis that triggers a high or, for some people, even a hallucination. Some types of hemp-extracted CBD may even claim to contain no or very minute amounts of THC.
In such small amounts, it is very unlikely that hemp-extracted CBD will cause you to hallucinate. In fact, the psychoactive effects of THC on the brain have even been shown to become blocked by THC. Some scientists believe this process may also be the reason why hemp-extracted CBD oil seems to help reduce anxiety, stress, and depression.
There are many stories from people who use hemp-extracted CBD to fight back against pain and health conditions. These examples can be found quickly by simply conducting a Google search for research and articles showing benefits of hemp-extracted CBD oil for conditions including migraines, epilepsy, sleep disorders, depression, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, MS, autism, and more. But this is not the only reason people take hemp-extracted CBD. However, this is not the only reason hemp-extracted CBD is consumed. There are also a growing number of people who are consuming hemp-extracted CBD oil in products such as coffee, workout supplements, and other food items to help with long-term health. The classification of hemp-extracted CBD as a supplement or medicine is still a popular debate. In the future, classifying hemp-extracted CBD as medicine could cause it to become subject to more intensive trials, research, and regulation.
Ok, this one is not a real myth. In fact, it is a very real situation that we constantly experience and hear about from others. When this topic arises, usually it involves a friend of ours or someone else who shares their personal experience with someone who mentions an interest in trying hemp-extracted CBD for the first time. But there are several concerns we have with people who mention taking hemp-extracted CBD without “feeling any difference.”
First of all, there are a lot of different hemp-extracted CBD products, manufacturers, and methods of consumption. All of these factors and more can affect the potency and impact of hemp-extracted CBD for an individual. Unfortunately, some manufacturers have tainted the industry by even going so far as to offer sub-standard products that mislead consumers about the levels of hemp-extracted CBD included.
Secondly, we find that sometimes people who say they did not notice a difference also might not have known what they were looking for. In other words, they generally felt fine, to begin with, and just tried hemp-extracted CBD once or a few times but still generally felt fine afterwards as well. In these cases, we ask people to consider hemp-extracted CBD in a similar light to exercise and a healthy diet. If a person eats better and goes for a 30-minute walk 1-5 times during a month, they might feel slightly elated, but it will certainly be difficult to measure any critical impact on overall health and happiness, let alone a dramatic change in a specific personal pain point. Everyone is different, and we often hear from people who believe one dose of Green Remedy changed their lives. However, for most, the effectiveness of hemp-extracted CBD oil makes an impact when it is included as part of a long-term commitment. When this occurs, the benefits of hemp-extracted CBD change from myth to fact for customers.
Determining the facts and myths about hemp-extracted CBD oil today can be difficult. This is true of many questions regarding wellness and health issues today. Make sure to conduct a thorough search online prior to making a decision about the use of any new product that might potentially affect your body. It might also be important to consult trusted medical resources. To help begin your search, take a look at many of the research studies cited on hemp-extracted CBD for pain relief.
As always, feel free to reach out to the Green Remedy team anytime with your questions and concerns.