The awareness of CBD is only continuing to grow. However, with a growing awareness inevitably comes misunderstanding. This article will identify and explain three of the most common misconceptions of CBD. 

  1. CBD Makes You High – This is false. CBD is 100% non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t negatively impact your mind or mental processes. There is no mental fog or haziness caused by CBD. How is this possible? Well, because the CBD cannabinoid only contains very low levels of THC, the specific cannabinoid that gives you a high (according to federal regulations, the THC content in CBD has to be below 0.3%). So, the combination of high CBD content and very low THC levels is what makes hemp products non-psychoactive. 
  2. All CBD Comes From Marijuana – This is also false. When CBD is utilized for legal health supplements, they are extracted from industrial hemp. Cannabis refers to the entire plant family, and contain different varieties. Think of it this way – Cannabis is your mom and dad and you and your siblings are different varieties of your parents (in this analogy, the parent plant). 

Hemp and Marijuana are two varieties of cannabis. An article written by Barlean’s gives us a clear explanation: 

Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive compound) and greater than 20% CBD. 

On the other hand, marijuana contains greater than 20% THC, and less than 10% CBD. 

Make sense? 

3. All CBD Is Created Equal – once again, false. Just like how not all meat is created equal (think farm-factory, hormone-ridden beef vs. organic, grass-fed beef), not all CBD is created equal. In order for high-quality CBD to be produced, it must be grown, extracted, and manufactured using extremely high standards. It is imperative that you do your due diligence and research before purchasing and consuming CBD products. Lucky for you, MTN CBD is one of those reputable companies that adhere to the strictest standards in the growing, harvesting, and production of their CBD. 

I hope this article was able to clear up some common misconceptions of CBD for you!