CBD: 5 Myths Busted

Several beauty products containing CBD

When you look at the history of cannabinol (CBD), you quickly realize nothing is new about this natural compound. CBD has been around for thousands of years, and during that time, it was regularly considered a potential medicinal tool. The newness of CBD lies in its introduction to the western world in the form of different products. CBD-infused products come in many ways, from oil tinctures to edibles, vape liquids, skincare products, balms, candles, and so much more.

Often a trending product on social media, this natural compound’s popularity is undoubtedly on the rise, but with more fans comes the scrutiny by the critics who want us to see CBD's dark side. The question is, is there a dark side to CBD, or are these only myths? The following are five CBD myths busted to clear the area around this natural compound.

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1. CBD and marijuana are the same things.

The simple answer is no. Derivation of CBD from the marijuana plant is possible, but so is a derivation from the hemp plant. Hemp-derived CBD is the safest option because hemp contains a low percentage of THC. Indeed, hemp-derived CBD has less than 0.3 percent THC.

On the other hand, marijuana-derived CBD can contain a higher THC level because the marijuana plant has a high THC percentage. The qu