Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most popular discoveries of this era. This compound, which is extracted from the cannabis sativa plant, has the potential to revolutionize the alternative health market. Naturopathic doctors are eagerly promoting the benefits of this cannabinoid. Studies show that CBD is useful in combating insomnia as well as providing relief from chronic pain, reducing inflammation, fighting cancer, and so much more.

Amid the excitement about CBD, there is a lot of myths about this compound. In this article, we’ll dispel some misconceptions about CBD and allow you to make the right choice if you are thinking about using it.

CBD is Illegal
One of the most common misconceptions about CBD is that it is illegal. However, that is far from the truth. Most CBD products on the market today are derived from industrial hemp, which contains low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In the U.S., the 2018 Farm Bill states that hemp products are not allowed to have more than 0.3 percent of THC. With such low levels of THC, hemp products are not illegal. Apart from the U.S., about 30 countries around the world including the UK, France, China, Russia, Spain, Canada and many other have legalized the growing of CBD and the sale of CBD products. If you are unsure if CBD is legal in your country, check out your local laws.

CBD Will Make You High
It is common to assume that CBD can get you high since it is extracted from the cannabis plant. However, that is not the case. THC is the main compound in this plant that is responsible for getting you “high.” CBD is a completely different compound from THC. As indicated above, CBD products contain only traces of THC, which is not enough to get you intoxicated. To give you an idea, in some marijuana strains, the percentage of THC can be as high as 20 percent or more. In comparison, hemp contains less than 1 percent of THC. Studies show that CBD reverses the effect of THC.

Vaping CBD is the Best Way to Use it
Vaping CBD is one of the fastest ways to get it into your bloodstream, but there are many other equally good ways to use it including using it topically, sublingually, and ingesting it in capsules, beverages or edibles. The reason why CBD gets into your bloodstream fast is that it does not pass through your digestive system. Instead, it enters your bloodstream through the blood vessels in your lungs. It takes just a few minutes to start feeling the effects when you vape CBD. Next to vaping, the fastest way to get CBD into your body is to take it sublingually. Using CBD creams and lotions is another quick way to get this compound into your body. Compared to the other methods of using CBD, it takes a long time to feel the effect when you ingest it. This is because the compound has to travel through your digestive system before it enters your bloodstream.