Cannabidiol (CBD) products are easier to find and acquire than ever before, which means there is now a greater discourse surrounding it. However, CBD is a cannabinoid found in the hemp and cannabis plants. Much has been made of this, as well as its historically inconsistent legality across the United States. The truth is that many of the claims that people make and repeat about it — both negative and positive — are simply not true.

As a merchant of CBD, we feel that we have a responsibility to dispel any falsehoods and spread the facts. We previously tackled questions about the alleged addictiveness of CBD, as well as its legality. Now, we will provide more information about the truth behind other common CBD myths.

Myth: CBD Does Not Have Any Effects
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Sometimes, people who share CBD myths do have some experience with the compound. The problem is that once they tried it, they experienced nothing like what they were promised. As a result, they believe that such products simply do not work. The truth is that sometimes, CBD detractors simply do not have enough experience with the compound.

In recent years, various studies have shown that CBD can be quite helpful with certain ailments, such as epilepsy, chronic pain, and skin issues. Researchers have also discovered that numerous factors can affect how many milligrams a person needs to feel the effects. These include the user’s size, the product’s ingredients, the method of intake, the ailment being treated, and the user’s own tolerance. They may also need to apply, vape, or ingest CBD for several weeks before they start feeling it working.

Myth: CBD Can Get You High
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The origin of this one is obviously rooted in the origin of CBD itself. The cannabis plant is the source of CBD, but it is also the herb used to create marijuana. People without a deeper education on the subject may be quick to assume that cannabidiol has similar effects to the divisive drug.

However, CBD does not have the same effects at all like marijuana. The “high” that users of the latter experience are caused by a totally different cannabinoid, called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD products often contain THC, but it only comprises as much as 0.3% of the concoction — not nearly enough to serve as a weed substitute.

Myth: CBD is Illegal
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Due to the aforementioned connection between CBD and marijuana, people often assume that CBD products are illegal throughout most, if not all of the United States. Thankfully for cannabidiol fans, restrictions have gradually loosened in this country. In fact, hemp is now legal in all 50 states after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. That includes products with materials derived from hemp, such as CBD.


CBD can provide medical benefits, but some people will need to be patient and try it repeatedly for several weeks before they can experience them. The compound is not psychoactive like its cannabinoid cousin THC. This is partly why it is now legal on the federal level. If any of these myths caused you concern, you now know better.

eAlleviate offers high-quality CBD products in a variety of forms. Now that you have a clearer understanding of the truth behind common CBD myths, feel free to try them out yourself. Luckily, CBD being a dangerous drug is yet another falsehood. Experimenting with the compound is relatively low in risk and potentially high in reward.