CBD Myths Part 2
Debunking the most common CBD Myths, Part 2
Do you think that CBD is addictive, or that it’s better when it comes from hemp and not marijuana?
There are plenty of myths around CBD that are simply not true. Worst still, they tend to overshadow its benefits.
Because CBD is such a young industry, the effects of CBD are still being studied.
That means there’s a lot of confusion around it.
At Apex, we believe in setting the record straight about CBD.
So join us in looking through the microscope of scientific fact to demystify some of the most common misconceptions around CBD.
MYTH 4: CBD IS ADDICTIVE
This is another one of those urban legends that come from CBD’s association with marijuana.
However, research has confirmed that CBD is not physically addictive and has no dependence or reliance issues.
The World Health Organisation’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has concluded that CBD is not addictive and does not result in any symptoms associated with withdrawal. The organisation determined that CBD has a good safety profile and is generally well tolerated.
For these reasons it has deemed that CBD does not exhibit potential for abuse or dependence and therefore should be removed from international drug control.
MYTH 5: CBD HAS NO PROVEN BENEFITS
We’ve all heard claims of CBD’s miracle-like capabilities from friends, family and coworkers. If you hadn’t, you wouldn’t be on our site reading up about its myths before you buy some.
That’s right. Many people just like you believe that CBD’s benefits are purely anecdotal and are not backed by science.
This is incorrect, but we get why they’d think that.
It’s not that CBD has no proven benefits. It does.
But more to the point, the study of CBD for a variety of medical interventions has not been around long enough for many of its benefits to be scientifically verified.
While research and legislation lag behind for clarity on the potential wellness benefits that CBD has to offer, plenty of other progress has been made.
Until recent years, the widespread use of CBD wasn’t common outside of epilepsy treatments.
Then a study published in 2013 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that the CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, antioxidant, and antipsychotic agent and therefore could be used as a treatment for inflammation, oxidative injury, epilepsy, nausea and vomiting, schizophrenia, and anxiety.
And more recently, The FDA (U.S Food and Drug Administration) approved the first ever cannabis-derived CBD drug product known as Epidiolex, as well as three other cannabis-related products: Marinol, Syndros and Cesamet, which are used to treat nausea in cancer patients and can only be obtained with a prescription from a licensed medical provider.
MYTH 6 - CBD IS RISK-FREE
Can’t talk for other companies, but we don’t claim this.
Always consult your doctor (preferably one well-versed in the effects of CBD) before using CBD for a specific ailment. For example, it has been known to lower blood pressure in certain individuals.
Be sure to look out for next week for the third instalment of our CBD myths series.