With CBD (cannabidiol) oil becoming more widely used by people, one question that people have is whether they can develop an addiction to it. Many countries, including Canada and the United States, have adopted legislation that allows people to use CBD oil legally.
For example, in Canada, The Cannabis Act legalizes the recreational use of marijuana (cannabis) and CBD oil from either marijuana plants or hemp plants. In the U.S., legislation was passed that allows for the legal use of CBD oil, as long as it comes from hemp plants.
However, in states that have passed legislation allowing for the recreational use of marijuana, CBD oil can come from either hemp plants or marijuana plants. Elsewhere, the European Union is allowing the legal sale of CBD oil in EU countries, as long as it does not have more than 0.2% THC content.
With the wide acceptance and acknowledgment of the benefits that CBD oil can bring, there are still those who have concerns about the potential for addiction. This often arises from confusion between the addictive properties that are associated with THC and marijuana.
It is not surprising to learn that many people assume that hemp and marijuana are one and the same. Yet, they are not. While the plants are in the same family, they are completely different. Hemp plants contain CBD and trace amounts—if any—of THC.
Marijuana plants, on the other hand, contain THC and CBD. As such, using oils, edibles, and topical products made from marijuana plants that contain THC and produce psychoactive effects could potentially lead to addiction.
When it comes to using products made from hemp plants, the risks of addiction are essentially very limited. According to the NIH (National Library of Medicine), a research study conducted in March 2017 using frequent marijuana smokers as test subjects determined that abusing CBD had as much likelihood as the placebo that was used in the study.
Therefore, the question of addiction comes down to what types of plants the CBD oil is made from. When it is derived from hemp plants, the risks of addiction are highly unlikely.
Conversely, when the CBD oil was made from marijuana plants, there is indeed a risk that addiction could develop when the CBD oil is used excessively. This is largely due to the presence of THC in the oil, which could cause a person to experience withdrawal symptoms as the THC wears off.
As you can see, using CBD oil will not lead to addiction if you know your CBD oil came from the hemp plant. This is why it is important to buy your CBD from a reputable supplier, like Miraflora.
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