A non-believer’s guide to CBD: 7 myths that need busting

When all new products enter the market, there’s going to be talk. Especially when one has as many misconceptions as CBD.

We’ve teamed up with Cannaray to bust some of the common myths surrounding CBD, so you can get swatted-up on those little bottles of good stuff.

CBD makes you high

No, CBD will not get you high.

Cannaray’s CBD products are completely THC-free - but what exactly is THC?

THC is an abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD’s sibling compound known to create the psychoactive effects you might recognise as ‘getting high’.

Cannaray’s products are packed full of purified CBD, so you know you’re in safe hands.

CBD is addictive

As CBD doesn’t contain any intoxicating effects, its potential for abuse or dependence is considered very low by scientists.

However, research into the long-term effects of CBD use is in its early stages, so it’s always important to take your CBD products as Cannaray recommends you to.

CBD is illegal

Nope! CBD is perfectly legal to buy and use in the UK.

But always buy your CBD products from a trustworthy brand like Cannaray to ensure your products contain the very best ingredients.

Cannaray advises that you take no more than 70mg per day, and if you’re already taking prescribed CBD medication, you should consult your doctor before consuming more.

CBD is the same as THC

Let us explain.

Marijuana and hemp are both members of the cannabis plant family, but the ratio of chemicals inside them differs.

Marijuana contains a very high amount of the THC compound, the illegal substance that causes people to become ‘high’ and a small amount of CBD.

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Hemp is the opposite, containing a very high concentration of CBD and a low amount of THC.

Legally, CBD products must be derived from an industrial hemp strain to ensure that the THC amount is not over 0.2%.

Other CBD products may contain very small amounts of THC, and while this isn’t dangerous, Cannaray is proud to deliver a CBD range completely free from THC, so you can reap the potential benefits, worry-free.

All CBD products are the same

There’s no madness in Cannaray’s methods. This is because the methods used to extract CBD can affect the quality of the products.

Cannaray doesn’t just test their blends once or twice. They test them three times to ensure you get the highest quality and most effective CBD dose, so you can absorb more of the good stuff.

CBD is completely new

Believe it or not, CBD is older than you and me.

The hemp plant was once an essential part of life, cultivated for textiles, tea and medicine - in fact, King Henry VIII actually fined farmers for not growing industrial hemp!

But it’s only in recent history that scientists really began to understand the properties of the hemp plant and its potential benefits.

There’s still ongoing research into CBD, but that didn’t stop the recent boom it created in the market.

So give it a try and see if it works for you. After all, there’s a reason it’s been unearthed from the history books.

You have to smoke CBD

Although it’s entirely possible to smoke CBD, you don’t have to.

Cannaray’s CBD products are easy-to-use, accessible and come in all shapes and sizes so you can get a daily dose of goodness wherever you are.

If you need something to work quickly, CBD oil is a great choice to fast-track the goodness to your bloodstream. If you’re out and about, pop a gummy for a zesty boost and you’re ready to go.

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We hope this guide has turned your doubts about CBD into curiosity. Now all you have to do is give Cannaray a try and see how it works for you.

Remember, do not use Cannaray products if you’re under 18 or allergic to any of the ingredients.

Always ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any other medicines or if you have any medical conditions.

Alexandra Moses - Medical Content Writer
James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
James O'Loan , CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist on 01 November 2023
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