CBD addictive derivation myths

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic answers to a simple question: Is CBD addictive? All the research we have currently indicates that the answer here is a firm no, but it’s also important for CBD users or prospective users to understand why this is the case so they fully grasp the qualities of this relatively new product.

At Koodegras, we’re happy to not only offer a wide range of quality CBD products, from CBD oil topicals and tinctures to CBD edibles, softgels and even pet products, but also valuable information on these products for all our clients, including those new to the CBD world. Despite what you may have heard from a third-hand source, CBD is not addictive – in fact, it may even help with fighting addiction, as we’ll discuss among other themes in today’s part two of our series.

CBD addictive derivation myths

CBD Derivation Format

One area it’s important to be aware of is the fact that CBD can be derived from two sources: Hemp and marijuana plants, which are similar but not the same. Both come from cannabis sativa L. plants, but they have separate chemical profiles – marijuana is higher in THC, so CBD oils produced from these strains may have higher amounts of TCH. TCH can induce a “high” feeling in the user, and while this form of CBD is still not generally considered addictive in the physical sense, this “high” does sometimes make it more likely to create a personal dependence.

CBD made from hemp, on the other hand, contains almost no THC and cannot get you high, meaning any minor risk of even moderate dependence is gone. The vast majority of public CBD products are made using hemp-derived CBD, meaning users do not ever have to worry about getting any kind of psychoactive effect from raised levels of THC.

Helping Fight Addiction

Not only is CBD not addictive, some recent research has acknowledged that it might even be a viable tool for helping reduce addiction or dependence in other areas. For instance, several studies have at least pointed toward CBD as a helpful compound in reducing cannabis withdrawal symptoms among heavy users, and may also have similar effects with nicotine or opioids. More research is needed here to know for sure, but all the signs at this point are positive.

Can You Overdose on CBD?

Simply put, no. An overdose on a drug involves an impact to the brain stem area that controls your breathing – CBD does not affect this brain stem at all, meaning it is not physically possible to overdose on CBD no matter how much you take. You may experience mild side effects if you take too much CBD, such as dry mouth, changes in appetite, dizziness or even lowering blood pressure, but you will not overdose.

For more on whether CBD is addictive (it’s not), or to learn about any of our CBD products or services, speak to the staff at Koodegras today.

CBD addictive mechanisms basics

We get a lot of questions about our CBD products from those who are new to this area and looking to learn more, and one of the single most common areas surrounds that of addiction. We’re regularly asked whether CBD is addictive to those who take it, and we understand the desire of our clients to understand what they’re buying.

At Koodegras, we’re happy to offer a wide range of CBD edibles, CBD tinctures, CBD oils and many other CBD products – plus robust information on these products, their benefits and everything else you might need to know about them. Is CBD addictive, and can you get “hooked” on it? This two-part blog series will begin by looking at what addiction really is, then dig into CBD and whether it’s addictive plus some potentially significant benefits CBD may actually offer in preventing addiction.

CBD addictive mechanisms basics

Mechanisms of Addiction

From a dictionary standpoint, addiction refers to a complex physiological and psychological response to one or more external stimuli. It’s often brought on by changes in brain function and structure, with three stages that may lead to addictive situations:

  • Pleasure triggers: This refers to a situation where the brain is exposed to various substances that trigger chemical pleasure, such as caffeine, nicotine or various illegal drugs. When these substances contact the brain, they flood it with neurotransmitters like dopamine, and these bring about pleasurable feelings. Simultaneously, dopamine builds up in a region within the brain that plays a major role in addiction – if quantities here are high and immediate enough, a dopamine response will form that begins addiction.
  • Prolonged exposure: And as one continues to use certain substances, these cause nerve cells in the brain to become dependent on these substances. Users seek them out more often and eventually build a tolerance, requiring more and more each time.
  • Learned behaviors: However, pleasure-seeking is not the only factor in causing addiction. There are also issues of learned behaviors that may cause users to seek out addictive substances, a reward-related learning process of sorts.

How CBD Works

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a major compound in cannabis, a cousin of THC. It interacts with receptors in the brain’s endocannabinoid system. It regulates through several different transmitters and substances, including serotonin and TRPV1 receptors, and may also assist with regulating glucose metabolism, which plays a role in learned behavior addiction. These interactions are generally positive for managing addiction and withdrawal.

Is it Addictive?

Let’s get to the key question: Is CBD addictive? While more research is needed to fully confirm this, that which has been done so far strongly indicates that it is not. Research from both 2017 and 2011 shows that CBD is about as likely to be abused as placebos given during studies, and CBD does not impact blood pressure, body temperature or heart rate when taken. Both CBD and THC cannot lead to physical addiction, though there are situations in the latter case where habit-forming issues may take place – and for this reason, knowing the difference between sources of hemp, which we’ll get into in part two here, is important.

For more on whether or not CBD is addictive, or to learn about any of our CBD products, speak to the staff at Koodegras today.

terpenes CBD terpenoids benefits

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on the role of terpenes in both the cannabis plant and resulting CBD products. Terpenes play a big role in smell, taste and related parts of the CBD or cannabis experience, and they’re commonly found in a variety of CBD oils.

At Koodegras, we’re happy to detail any of the specifics of our CBD oil, CBD topicals, CBD supplements or any of our other CBD products, including terpene usage or additions. Terpenes hold fantastic value in not only taste and aroma, but also health benefits and related themes when they’re added to CBD products. Today’s part two of our series will look a little deeper, going into terpenes versus another similar compound, then digging into the specific reasons why terpenes are added to CBD, the effects this can have, CBD products without terpenes, and a final word on this entire realm. Let’s dive in.

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Terpenes Vs. Terpenoids

If you’ve been doing some research about terpenes since reading part one of our series, you may have come across the terp “terpenoids,” which is obviously pretty similar in nature. Does it mean the same thing, however? Technically, no. Terpenes and terpenoids are different at the molecular level, but they are very similar – terpenes actually describe the “living,” or fresh, version of terpenoids.

A basic example: Say you live in a place where growing cannabis plants is legal, and you walk near one of these plants and smell it. The aromas wafting toward you come from terpenes, which are living and well within the plant. However, when this plant is harvested, dried and cured, the molecules in these terpenes change slightly – and they become terpenoids at this time. For this reason, when we talk about terpenes being added to your CBD, we’re actually mostly referring to terpenoids, though the distinction is small enough that either term can be used.

The most common use of terpenoids outside of actual cannabis, as we’ve touched on in this series already, is aroma. However, growing research is also showing that terpenoids can change both the duration and intensity of the effects from various cannabis strains, meaning they’re actually vital for various high-CBD strains and the benefits they offer.

Why Terpenes Are Often Added to CBD

As we somewhat just touched on above, there are many benefits to adding terpenes into CBD, from taste and smell to actual health positives. Many users simply find they prefer terpene-infused CBD to types that come without it (more on these below).

Think about terpenes like linalool or myrcene, which we went over in part one of our series. These are both known to add relaxing, potentially sleep-inducing properties to CBD, so those who struggle with sleep anxiety might go in this direction. You can check the lab reports on any specific form of CBD to see which terpenes are in it, then look into the benefits of this particular terpene. There’s also the ever-important entourage effect, which we’ll go over in our next section.

The Entourage Effect

First discovered over 20 years ago in 1998, the entourage effect is a broad concept that speaks to the synergistic effects of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids used together. Used as a simple example in many of the early studies on this effect was the terpene limonene, which has been shown to actually help the body absorb other terpenes more efficiently – this is a great example of one of these synergistic effects, where taking multiple such compounds at once makes them more effective than the sum of their parts.

This is a huge part of the reason why different cannabis strains used to create CBD will lead to very different effects. While cannabinoid ratios do play a major role here, even more is defined by terpenes and the qualities they possess. While not every CBD user prefers this route, we’re confident saying the majority have found greater benefits through the entourage effect and combining terpenes with cannabinoids.

CBD Isolates

Now, it’s important to drive home the theme we just mentioned here: Not all CBD strains contain terpenes, and some people prefer those that don’t. These types of CBD are known as CBD isolate – the CBD itself has been extracted from hemp and separated from not only THC, but also terpenes and any other molecules that might be originally present. In comparison, CBD that still contains terpenes or other molecules is known as full- or broad spectrum CBD oil.

It’s vital to remember that there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to this area. Every individual person who takes CBD for any purpose is different, and their bodies will respond in different ways. If you’ve tried both and find that CBD isolates are better for your needs than full-spectrum CBD, this is completely fine – our team will be happy to locate ideal products for you no matter your preference, or to recommend new products to try if you’re still searching for the right solution for your needs.

Final Word on Terpenes

As we’ve gone over in this extensive series, terpenes are vital to consider for any CBD product, even if you’re not a fan of them. They can both enhance and complement the effects of natural CBD products, all while making your CBD taste and smell more pleasurable. Be sure to inquire about terpenes for any new CBD products you’re considering, and do your research on how these may impact you.

For more on terpenes in CBD, or to learn about any of our CBD supplements, oils or other products, contact the team at Koodegras today. We offer over 56+ different terpene profiles/strains that can be purchased individually to add to your own products or already incorporated into our vape cartridges and shatters.

terpenes CBD importance types

Those who are new to the CBD world might be getting exposed to a few unique terms they haven’t seen before, and a good example here is terpenes. A term that is actually applicable to numerous plant areas, not just cannabinoids, terpenes are aroma-related compounds that are both found naturally and/or added into many CBD products.

At Koodegras, we’re happy to detail terpenes or any other specifics of our CBD oil products and other CBD store offerings. What exactly are terpenes, which ones will most often be found in your CBD products, and why are terpenes often added into CBD products even beyond their natural occurrence? This two-part blog series will go over several factors to be aware of.

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Terpene Basics and Importance

Terpenes refer to various volatile compounds found in plants, compounds that are generally responsible for the aromas these plants produce. Anytime you’ve smelled a flower, you’ve come into contact with terpenes.

There are hundreds of different terpene types in the world that we’re aware of. Over 200 of these have been discovered in cannabis plants – but of these 200, only a handful are concentrated enough to be considered significant within industrial hemp. However, terpenes will often be added to CBD oil, not only to support natural flavors but also to bring several potential health benefits (we’ll go over these later in our series).

Terpenes Found in CBD Oil

Here are the most common terpenes found in CBD oil, with some basic information on each:

  • Limonene: Typically found in citrus fruits, with a lime, orange or lemon aroma, this terpene also brings antifungal properties and may improve mood.
  • Pinene: Pine needles and certain other fruits have this terpene, which is also known for therapeutic properties dating back to traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Myrcene: A pungent terpene with earthy smells, this terpene also produces relaxing effects for the body plus pain relief in some settings.
  • Linalool: Producing a delicate floral aroma, this terpene is often infused into CBD topicals. It will also be used in oils as a sleep aid and for anti-anxiety needs.
  • Caryophyllene: A naturally-occurring compound in cloves, black pepper and cinnamon, this terpene is often used for analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Terpinolene: A terpene that’s often used to give antioxidant properties or antibacterial properties to a given product, this terpene is also valuable because it reduces anxiety levels and induces drowsiness. It produces a smoky, woody aroma.
  • Humulene: Commonly found in hemp, humulene is a terpene that may work as an appetite suppressant and anti-inflammatory for many people. It has a hops-y aroma, and is also found in not only hops but also coriander, cloves and basil.

For more on the various terpenes found in CBD products, or to learn about any of our CBD oils, tinctures or other products, speak to the staff at Koodegras today.

CBD extraction solvents method

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on how CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant. CBD, or cannabidiol, is derived from this plant – but the methods for doing so are varied, and involve removing the proper chemical compounds that are desired while also filtering out plant sugars, waxes and various fibers that are not beneficial.

At Koodegras, we’re happy to not only provide all the latest in CBD topicals, CBD oils and other CBD products, but to help educate our clients on the benefits of these solutions and how they’re created. Part two of our series today will go over several of the other extraction methods that are available for CBD, with some pros and cons on each and info on when each of them might be used for extraction.

CBD extraction solvents method

Organic Solvent

The least expensive extraction method for CBD is using an organic solvent, which will be a compound like butane (the most common), propane, alcohol, ethanol, hexane or even ether. These solvents have varying degrees of safety and toxicity associated with them, a major area extractors have to be aware of.

Solvent-based extraction involves soaking the plant material in the solvent. The liquid runs through the cannabis plant, pulling the cannabinoids and terpenes from the flower. Once enough cannabinoids have been collected, the liquid is heated in a special dish, evaporating it and suspending the extract in a carrier oil.

Organic solvents are great due to their efficiency, low price and lack of need for expensive machinery. They’re also more bioavailable than other formats. On the flip side, they can be dangerous if not performed with the proper precautions, often leave residual solvent in the cannabis oil extract, and they may leave certain amounts of unwanted plant material in certain cases.

Vegetable Oil

Another method for extraction, one that is sometimes used as a home CBD extraction method, is the use of vegetable oil. Various varieties of cooking oil can also be used, including olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, sunflower oil and others.

These oils work as solvents in a similar way to what we went over above. This is an easy and inexpensive method of extracting CBD – however, it’s not as common among professional CBD manufacturers, as it’s not a very efficient process and tends to produce products with shorter shelf lives.

Dry Ice

Finally, a bit of a more time-consuming method here involves using dry ice to pull CBD from the plant material. This is a cheap and safe process, but one that requires hand-grinding of buds and some significant time. This is another method that isn’t so common among professional manufacturers due to the relative inefficiency associated with it.

For more on how CBD is extracted, or to learn about any of our CBD products or services, speak to the staff at Koodegras today.

CBD extraction themes C02

While many who use CBD are primarily interested in potential benefits such as reducing anxiety, depression, pain, and many others, there are also many interested in learning more about how cannabinoids are extracted and subsequently brought to market. CBD and similar compounds are a relatively new field in the world of supplements, becoming popular only within the last decade or so; and as new discoveries are made and more research is done, it’s natural to have an interest in an area that’s shown enormous potential benefits.

At Koodegras, we’re happy to offer a variety of CBD products and services, from our CBD oil options to pain management topicals, gel capsules and much more. We’re also here to provide expertise and information on our products to those who are interested in learning more, including one common question we get: How is CBD actually extracted and brought to you as a product? This two-part blog will go over everything you need to know about this area and the chemistry of CBD.

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CBD Basics and Legality

As we’ve gone over in this space previously, CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of the two primary cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The other is THC, which causes a noticeable psychological “high” – CBD creates no such effect and has no mind-altering properties.

When derived from hemp, CBD is legal in all 50 states in the USA. For CBD that is derived from marijuana plants, on the other hand, legality varies between states based on whether recreational or medical marijuana use has been legalized.

General Extraction Themes

The extraction method for CBD is targeted at removing the desired chemical compounds while also getting rid of undesired compounds like plant sugars, waxes, fibers, and minerals. When utilizing hemp plants, this process involves mature plants being brought to an extraction facility for this process to take place.

There are several different CBD extraction methods that might be used, which we’ll go over in our subsequent sections.

C02 Extraction

Easily the most popular CBD extraction method today, usually because it’s considered the most effective, involves using carbon dioxide as the primary extraction solvent. Pressurized C02 works as a solvent when placed under extremely high pressures and high temperatures (supercritical), allowing for two basic processes here:

  • Supercritical C02: Involves lowering the C02 below -69 degrees Fahrenheit then combining it with high pressure, entering a “supercritical” state. This removes insoluble compounds and separates the solution, with the C02 pulling out the valuable cannabinoids, terpenes and essential oils needed and leaving behind the fibrous plant material.
  • Subcritical C02: This option uses less harshtemperatures and pressures, but is also more time-consuming and yields smaller quantities of CBD. However, for those who prioritize terpenes, and other flavonoids and essential oils, this process tends to save more of them due to lower temperatures causing less evaporation.

For more on the methods used to extract CBD, or to learn about any of our CBD products or services, speak to the staff at Koodegras today.

impact combining CBD alcohol

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on the interactions between CBD and alcohol. While research on these combinations is limited to this point, there’s enough information that we have a good idea of several important results and common effects.

At Koodegras, we’re proud to offer not only a variety of CBD products, from CBD oils to pain management topicals, gel capsules and more – but we’re also here to help inform and educate our clients on CBD, which is a new discovery for many of them. Much of part one focused on the interactions between alcohol and CBD; today’s part two will dig into some potential benefits of this interaction in terms of limiting alcohol’s negative effects, plus a final word on whether the two should be mixed intentionally.

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Alcohol Hangovers and Withdrawal

For one, CBD has shown significant potential to limit the effects of alcohol, particularly negative ones like hangovers. Limited research has shown that it may lower blood alcohol content, for one, and its antioxidant properties makes it ideal for hangover symptoms like headaches, nausea and increased blood pressure.

Relatedly, CBD may even provide benefits alleviating alcohol withdrawals in those experiencing them, likely due to the way it limits liver toxicity from alcohol. More research is needed to confirm this area, however, and it may differ significantly between individuals even when this research is done.

Cell Protection

One of the major long-term effects of drinking alcohol, particularly binge drinking, is damage to cells – not just in the brain, but throughout the body. This damage often causes things like liver disease, cancers and pancreatitis.

However, CBD may act as a neuroprotectant here. It shows significant potential to limit the cell damage of alcohol in several areas, from the brain to the liver. Again, more human research will be needed here to prove this conclusively, but the early returns are good.

Should You Mix Them?

So with all the information you have here, should you be combining CBD and alcohol regularly? For now, this really varies depending on how it affects you. Those looking to limit the after-effects of alcohol would certainly appear to have some strong evidence pointing in the direction of CBD usage for this purpose; those looking to combine them for some kind of altered mindset, on the other hand, might find more varied results. If you’re unsure about your body’s response here, the best approach would be to avoid this interaction until more research is known.

For more on the combination of alcohol and CBD, or to learn about any of our CBD products or services, speak to the staff at Koodegras for more information today.

impact combining CBD alcohol

As CBD has exploded in popularity and become a far more commonly-used product across the country in recent years, users have naturally begun to ask questions about its common interactions or combinations. One frequent question down these lines: Can CBD and alcohol be combined safely and/or effectively?

At Koodegras, we’re proud to offer not only a wide range of CBD oil and CBD products, from softgel capsules to pain management topicals and more. However, perhaps more importantly, we are also very proud to provide education and expertise when it comes to CBD products, ingestion methods, and their interactions with other substances and pharmaceuticals. In this two-part blog series, we’ll dig into whether or not it’s safe to combine CBD and alcohol, the forms of combination that might take place, plus some potential positive interactions between the two for certain individuals.

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CBD and Alcohol Basics

CBD, as we’ve gone over previously in this space, is short for cannabidiol. This is a naturally-occurring compound found in the Cannabis Sativa plant – unlike THC, however, another major cannabinoid, it does not cause a high or intoxication. It also may provide a variety of health and comfort benefits.

Alcohol, on the other hand, is a psychoactive ingredient found in many beverages. It’s produced by yeast that consumes sugar in certain foods or grains. It’s one of the most popular intoxicants on earth, creating mind-altering effects while limiting motor skills and cognitive functions.

Forms of Combination

Before we get into specifics on the effects of alcohol and CBD combination, it’s important to understand just how they combine. It should be noted that even if CBD isn’t directly mixed with alcohol, the two can have intermingling effects if taken within even eight hours of one another. This will depend greatly on the individual in question, amounts consumed, and their respective tolerances.

Effects of Combining CBD and Alcohol

Alcohol is known to be a sedative, and CBD is often used for similar purposes – to calm nerves and reduce anxiety. And, while more research is needed here, it’s clear that for some people, combining the two simply amplifies these effects.

For instance, limited studies have shown that people who take both CBD and alcohol together report more significant motor and performance changes, plus changes in time perception – those who take CBD alone did not report these. However, the data here is limited enough that there still needs to be significantly more research to be done at the clinical level.

Now, there’s one big area we haven’t addressed here: Potential CBD benefits to offset side effects of alcohol, which we’ll go over in part two of our series.

For more on combining CBD and alcohol, or to learn about any of our CBD oils or CBD store services, speak to the staff at Koodegras today.

debunking myths CBD products

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the common myths that have sprung up over the years regarding CBD. Sadly this is an area where there’s lots of misinformation and stigma out there, but it’s important for those who might consider using this beneficial substance to understand the realities involved.

At Koodegras, we’re happy to offer not only a wide range of CBD products, including pain management topicals, sublingual CBD tinctures (both oil- and water-based), and numerous others, but also valuable information and education to clients and prospective clients regarding how these products may be beneficial for your unique health goals/circumstances. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over a few additional CBD myths that have grown and spread over the years since CBD became popular, setting the record straight so you have the right information.

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CBD is Addictive

The myth that CBD is addictive tends to come from plain old laziness, making it one of the most unfortunate misconceptions out there. Some simply assume that any foreign bodily substance creates an addiction because they’ve heard about this sort of thing happening with certain drugs or other substances – this just isn’t true, and CBD is a great example.

Not only is CBD not addictive – the World Health Organization has confirmed it is non-habit-forming and does not create abuse or dependence effects – it actually may help limit such dependence from other substances. Early research indicates that CBD may be helpful for those suffering from withdrawal due to cigarettes or opiates. We have seen firsthand how impactful CBD can be for those attempting to get off of powerful, addictive, and often harmful (over long periods of use) prescription medications.

CBD Requires a Prescription

Nope! Once again, this might be an area some naturally connect with medical marijuana – in states where such programs are in place, patients will generally require a doctor’s prescription for those products. Even some doctors do not realize CBD does NOT require a prescription — we often receive prescriptions from doctors for CBD for their patients. While extremely encouraging that doctors are now recommending CBD to their patients, a prescription is not needed. Furthermore, while we recommend at least asking your physician about CBD with respect to your specific health goals, you are not required to even visit a doctor before trying CBD.

CBD Didn’t Work Once, So it Never Will

CBD is a substance that’s known to have different effects for each person, meaning you should not expect your results to match someone else’s results. One common occurrence down these lines: You tried CBD once for a given need and it didn’t work. That means it’s useless for you, right?

Wrong. There are numerous cases where this exact situation has taken place, and the customer gives up on CBD. CBD is a naturally occurring compound in your body until around age 20-30, where researchers have found endogenous (made by the human body) cannabinoid production begins to taper off. Thus, it is important to supplement your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) with CBD (and other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, CBC, etc.) in an effort to alleviate a myriad of conditions such as anxiety, pain, sleep, and many more. Depending on your age, you may require a larger dose, or you might need to take your dose consistently over a longer period of time. Typically the older you are, the more removed you are from those endogenous cannabinoids being made by your body. Thus, older people typically require a larger dose of CBD over a longer period of time as you need to re-saturate the receptors in your ECS with cannabinoids in order to see the amazing benefits CBD has to offer.

Now, let’s say you have tried CBD before and did not see the results you have heard or read about. This could be due to a whole host of reasons, as mentioned above, not the least of which is dose and source. Every person is unique, and thus their CBD requirements, in order to see results, is also unique. Moreover, owing to the short history of the CBD industry in America, there are tens of thousands of fly-by-night CBD companies claiming to cure you of all that ails you. While CBD has tremendous health benefits, shady marketing and misleading claims have become ubiquitous in this industry. It is extremely important, when considering a CBD product, to ensure it has a certificate of analysis (often referred to as a ‘COA’) from a third-party lab indicating exactly how much CBD is in the product you are purchasing, and that it is free of microbials, pesticides, heavy metals, and residual solvents. All of Koodegras’ products have a COA to ensure we continue to offer the best CBD products available.

All of the CBD in Koodegras products has been extracted from our trusted,  local sources and has been sourced from organically-grown, non-GMO industrial hemp. Our goal, from day one, has always been to help as many people enjoy the tremendous health benefits, incurred from CBD supplementation, we have seen first hand. For more information about the dose requirements for your specific health goals, or for any additional information regarding CBD, please stop by any of our three Koodegras locations where our professional staff will be more than happy to take as long as we need to ensure you are getting the right CBD delivery vehicle/product at the right dose.

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Whether it’s due to more people talking about them, greater rise in demand or some other reason, myths about a given product or service tend to become more common and pervasive when said product or service increases in popularity. The more popular something is, the more common misconceptions are about it – and sadly, this goes for CBD oil products that are exploding in popularity in recent years, but also seeing their share of unfortunate myths spread around.

At Koodegras, we’re here to not only provide our clients and customers with the best non-GMO, organic, hemp-derived CBD products like our pain management topicals and various CBD oils, but also to provide expertise and proper resources on CBD and all its benefits. We consider it our mission to educate as many people as we can in regards to the potential health benefits cannabinoids can provide. We’ve helped debunk CBD myths for many of our new clients, and we’re here to do the same for anyone who wants the proper information on these products and their numerous benefits. This two-part blog will debunk several prominent CBD myths once and for all.

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Myth #1: CBD is Illegal

As of this writing, this myth is literally as false as you can get: CBD is federally legal in all 50 US states, with no restrictions. The only major qualifier here is that CBD must be purely industrial hemp-derived–meaning it contains less than 0.3% tetrahydracannabinol (THC), the compound in marijuana that produces a euphoric ‘high’. At such low levels, it is virtually impossible for someone to have a prominent psychoactive effect. However, at Koodegras, we don’t even tolerate that legal 0.3% THC in our products. We are strictly concerned with the medicinal benefits of CBD and the other cannabinoids, not including THC, as many of our clients and customers are tested regularly for their job and cannot have THC in their system. This is an extra layer of peace of mind for our customers and clients where they can be assured there are no detectable levels of THC in our products.

Myth #2: CBD Gets You High

Moreover, because CBD does not contain THC, as previously noted, it also instantly debunks another common myth: That CBD gets you “high” while using it. CBD has no psychoactive effects, unlike THC, meaning there is no associated high involved. CBD may have minor neurological effects, such as calming, relaxing, or general happiness, but these do not cross over into psychoactive effects.

Myth #3: All CBD is the Same

There’s also a strange assumption that all CBD is equal – no matter where you purchase it, it will be the same quality and produce the same effects. But this is not true; in fact, in a lot of ways CBD is currently in its ‘Wild Wild West’ phase, where it seems every company and every brand on the planet wants to throw some CBD in their product(s), slap the acronym CBD all over their labels and bump their prices (and profits) through the roof. Unfortunately, many of these brands do not necessarily care about the medicinal benefits of CBD to the end user, they are simply looking for a quick margin and profit boost. At Koodegras, we have always cared deeply about our customers and the products we provide to give the best possible cannabinoid/CBD experience possible. We source all of our raw products as locally as possible, our raw products must always be organic and non-GMO, and our laboratory scientists use only the good manufacturing practices (GMP) outlined by the State in order to ensure our products are up to the standard we have maintained for several years.

Myth #4: CBD and Marijuana Are the Same

This one relates to myth number two listed above: Because CBD does not contain THC or any other psychoactive ingredient, it is notably different from marijuana. There are also several other differences, such as the form of ingestion (while it can be vaped, CBD is almost never smoked, while THC almost exclusively is smoked).

For more on the common myths out there regarding CBD products, or to learn about any of our CBD oils with the proper information, speak to the staff at Koodegras today.