Till 2018, growing hemp plant, even for the purpose of extracting fiber, was illegal in the United States of America. During this year, the federal government passed the new farm bill and made it legal to cultivate hemp plant in the national territory. This act has played a major role in making hemp CBD popular among people. However, there are still so many misconceptions regarding CBD among people. Some of the common myths about CBD are as follows.
Myth 1: Hemp Can Make You High
This is the biggest misconception about the hemp plant. Many people believe that the consumable products derived from the hemp plant can get people high. This is because it is a plant coming under the family of cannabis plants. In fact, it is important to understand that hemp products cannot make people high. This plant does not have enough THC to exhibit such effects. It is for this reason, the regulating authorities made it legal to sell hemp derived CBD products in the open market.
Myth 2: Hemp Can Be Used As A Cover To Grow Cannabis
Hemp and marijuana plants are the members of a single family. Since it is legal to grow hemp plants in the USA, many illegal vendors are thinking of growing marijuana plants along with the hemp plants. They believe the authorities will not be able to identify them because they belong to the same plant family. However, it is wrong. A trained person can easily differentiate these plants because the hemp plant is lean and have smaller leaves compared to the cannabis plant.
Myth 3: Hemp Is The Future Of Modern Medicine
It is just a blind statement about the hemp plant. The hemp plant indeed has so many medicinal qualities and many people are using it for the treatment of conditions like pain, depression, etc. however, at the moment we cannot conclude that it is the future of medicine industry because the studies and research about the effectiveness of this substance are not yet complete. In addition to that, there are so many conditions like cancer that cannot be treated with hemp CBD.
The above mentioned are some myths regarding the hemp plant. If we seek, we can find so many misconceptions about CBD among the people. Some people believe that the hemp plant is the female variety of cannabis plants. All this incorrect information is spreading among common people because it is new to them and they lack complete knowledge about the hemp plant.