How much do you know about CBD? Take our CBD Quiz!
How much do you really know about CBD? Where does it come from? Can it make you sick? Is it really good for you? Take our True/False CBD test to find out the answers to these and other questions about CBD.
Which of these statements is true, and which are false?
CBD doesn’t get you the least bit high.
CBD is more effective when combined with THC.
The federal government has a patent on CBD.
Too much CBD can make you sick.
Too much CBD can make you sleepy.
CBD is a more powerful antioxidant than Vitamin C.
CBD oil comes from hemp seeds.
CBD makes bones stronger.
CBD is harmful to pets.
CBD is an acronym like THC.
CBD is non-psychoactive.
CBD may raise your blood pressure.
CBD can reduce the effects of THC.
- CBD doesn’t get you the least bit high. TRUE! CBD won’t get you buzzed. Although CBD can affect your mood and energy levels, it does not cause a euphoric high. For this reason, many states with medical cannabis programs only allow low-THC, high-CBD strains and products. Diamond CBD products contain zero THC.
- CBD is more effective when combined with THC. FALSE. Some medical cannabis advocates claim that THC and CBD work better when taken together. While true in some cases, this is not necessarily true in every case. CBD and THC each affect humans in different ways. THC may be better for some treatments, and CBD may be better for others. A treatment that gets you high is not an option in many cases
- The federal government has a patent on CBD. TRUE! US Patent #6630507 was issued to the Federal government in 2001 and claims that cannabinoids such as CBD have medicinal effects. Here’s what the patent says:
"Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention."
- Too much CBD can make you sick. FALSE. CBD is non-toxic and safe at high doses. No one has ever died from a CBD overdose. However, there’s a limit to how much CBD your body can effectively utilize. Taking too much CBD is not harmful, but it is wasteful.
- Too much CBD can make you sleepy. FALSE. CBD doesn’t make you sleepy, but it has been shown to regulate sleeping patterns. It might make you feel more relaxed and help you sleep at night, and it might help you feel more alert and have more energy during the day. If CBD makes you sleepy, it’s probably because you’re not getting enough sleep to begin with. Check out our article on CBD and sleep.
- CBD is a more powerful antioxidant than Vitamin C. TRUE! CBD has been shown to have powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help to protect your body from damage by free radicals which can damage cells and even DNA. Check out our article on CBD as an antioxidant here. Again we refer you to the US patent.
- CBD oil comes from hemp seeds. FALSE. CBD doesn’t come from hemp seeds. Hemp oil - the kind you buy at food stores - comes from hemp seeds. CBD oil, on the other hand, comes from extracting essential oils from hemp leaves and flowers.
- CBD makes bones stronger. TRUE! Well, at least in regards to studies done with lab animals. Although no studies have been done on humans, the effects on humans are likely to turn out to be similar. Check out our article on CBD and osteoporosis.
- CBD is harmful to pets. FALSE. CBD is just as safe for pets as it is for humans, and may have many of the same effects in animals as it does in humans. Check out our article on CBD for pets.
- CBD is an acronym like THC. FALSE. THC is an acronym for tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD, on the other hand, is merely a nickname of sorts for cannabidiol (since CD is already taken).
- CBD is non-psychoactive. FALSE! If you got this wrong, don’t worry. This trips up most people. Technically, CBD is psychoactive - it does have effects on the brain such as regulating sleep patterns. What CBD isn’t is psychotropic. That simply means it doesn’t cause euphoria or other altered states of consciousness - it definitely will not get you high.
- CBD may raise your blood pressure. FALSE. In fact, a single dose of CBD has been shown to reduce blood pressure. Here's a link to a recent study that confirms this.
- CBD can reduce the effects of THC. TRUE! Again, at least in lab animals, and likely for humans as well. A recently released report claims that CBD can mitigate and even reverse the psychotropic effects of THC.
So how did you do?
If you got all 13 correct, you’re a CBD genius! And if you weren’t a CBD genius before reading this article, hopefully, you are now.