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Most Common Misconceptions and Potential Side Effects of CBD

Common Misconceptions About CBD and Potential Side Effects

Reports suggest that the cannabis market is expected to reach $22 billion each year by 2022. The growth will surpass and break all the records the CBD industry achieved in the past few years. This means that each year an extra billion will be added to the overall value of the cannabis market. While the cannabis industry is expanding, medical health professionals are also providing a marijuana recommendation in Garden Grove. However, there are certain unknown aspects associated with CBD. For instance, a few pieces of scientific evidence toute it as a safe alternative to mainstream pharmaceuticals, but others believe that in-depth research is required to learn everything about this cannabinoid. 

For a group of people or patients who are still worried about the psychoactive effects of cannabis, CBDs non-psychoactive properties are a good reason to make a purchase. The non-psychoactive effects make CBD more available to a wide variety of customers. More vitally, CBD is viewed as a therapeutic agent for conditions such as anxiety and pain. In fact, in 2018 the Farm Bill became law and since then hemp-derived CBD products are legal nationwide. CBD with 03% THC no longer falls under the Controlled Substances category and it is legal for sale and in all 55 US states. 

If you search CBD on the internet, you will come across a variety of articles and studies on CBD. In this write-up, however, we will focus on looking at both the positive and negatives of CBD to balance the entire situation. 

What Are the Most Common Misconceptions About CBD? 

CBD is an emerging trend, but due to the black marijuana market and enough misinformation out there, sometimes it becomes difficult for people to make the right choice. So, we decided to cover certain nuances of misinformation and help you understand what CBD can provide and what it cannot. 

CBD Is Psychoactive

If you closely look at the cannabis products being sold in the market, you will come across non-psychoactive and psychoactive strains. As a matter of fact, all the products are engineered or cultivated to meet the specific medical requirements. While a marijuana recommendation in Garden Grove can help you purchase high-quality THC strains, hemp-derived CBD is available over the counter. However, people misunderstand CBD products and some believe that CBD has the same effects as THC. While this is not entirely true, here are a few things that you need to learn. 

For instance, a substance is not deemed psychoactive unless it affects a person’s mind or behavior. In the case of CBD, the statement fits quite accurately because after consuming CBD the effects produced are less psychoactive and more relaxing. This is why CBD is often described as a non-psychoactive substance with mild or very low psychotropic properties.  

FDA Regulates CBD 

This is not entirely true because the FDA does not regulate hemp-derived or marijuana-derived products. Yes, the Food and Drug Administration approves two drugs (epidiolex, nabilone) for the treatment of cancer patients but overall cannabis still remains an unregulated product. 

The FDA is carrying out research to regulate cannabis products. For now, you can thank the Farm Bill and sell and buy hemp-derived cannabis without the worry about a possible arrest. Also, make sure that you keep the state laws in behind before doing anything that deals with cannabis. 

CBD Is Legal Federally 

After the Farm Bill was signed by Donal Trump in 2018, the bill became a law, and CBD too was removed from the uncontrolled substances list. However, if you closely pay attention to the clauses of this law, you will understand why people are still arrested for selling or possessing CBD. You see, the law states that CBD derived from hemp with 0.3% THC is legal. So, anything that falls above the 0.3% benchmark automatically becomes illegal. This also states that CBD is still illegal and you have to be quite sure about the state laws before doing anything. Also, as a cannabis user, you have to keep in mind that there is no guarantee that you will pass a drug test after consuming full-spectrum CBD oil because it contains detectable traces of THC. 

CBD Lacks Research

Yes, extensive research is indeed the need of the hour. However, completely denying that CBD has no scientific backing is a fool’s play. Tons of studies have been conducted in the past and researchers are still learning new things about CBD. One study published recently found out that CBD helps decrease anxiety. While other studies prove CBDs’ therapeutic efficiency, some anecdotal evidence suggests that cannabis helps improve quality of life.     

What Are the Side Effects of CBD?                       

The potential side effects of CBD vary from person to person. While some may react severely to certain doses, others will show no serious reaction. These discrepancies cause confusion but here one interesting thing. According to a report, most cannabis products do not contain the same amount of CBD as the label reads. Unfortunately, this leaves a bad impression on the consumers who purchase CBD products. To avoid the situation FDA has sent several notices to companies involved, but lab tests for every purchase is a tiresome task. 

You can get your products lab tested but its best to purchase CBD products from a trustworthy and reputed source. This way you can buy organically grown CBD products without having to worry about its quality, but that’s a topic for another day. For now, we will focus on the potential side effects of CBD. 

Dry Mouth

One of the common side effects of consuming cannabis is that you will experience a dry mouth after a few hours. This is one of the common issues and you don’t have to be worried about it. If your mouth feels dry after CBD consumption, drink a glass of water or drink some juice. Fluids will compensate for the loss of water. 

Sleepiness 

Drowsiness or sleepiness is a potentially dangerous side effect if you plan on driving or working for an important project, it’s best you avoid taking CBD before that. The best thing to do would be taking CBD hours before you drive or after the drive. This method works best for people who are unaware of the effects of CBD.        

Low Blood Pressure

A study revealed that a single dose of CBD can cause blood pressure to fall. While this news is good for patients who suffer from high blood pressure problems, it could be a problem for low blood pressure patients. So, make sure that you talk about CBD use with your doctor and get your blood levels checked before consuming CBD. If all goes well get a marijuana recommendation in Garden Grove and purchase high-quality products. 

Light headiness 

You are most likely to feel relaxed after consuming a single CBD dose. It is one of the scariest side effects associated with CBD use. If you start feeling a little dizzy or nauseated, concentrate on normalizing your blood pressure. You can do the same by drinking coffee. Coffee will help normalize the situation while you also achieve the desired effects of CBD. 

Reports suggest that there are severe side effects associated with CBD overdose. In general, linked to underlying medical conditions. For instance, an increased rate of tremors in patients suffering from Parkinson’s. However, there’s very little information regarding the relationship between CBD and Parkinson’s disease. When it comes to CBD and scientific research we have just managed to scratch the surface and a lot more is required to fully justify the therapeutic benefits of CBD.    

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