How Did I Get Addicted to CBD?

Are you slowly developing a psychological dependence to CBD?

It shouldn’t be like that, considering that CBD doesn’t have any psychoactive properties.

Several factors could have led you down this path.

As new findings come out, CBD appears to progressively have more health benefits, and people are starting to favor CBD over big pharma to manage certain health problems.

CBD is derived from the hemp plant, and although it shares a similar lineage with marijuana, its chemical composition is different.

If you use CBD, you neither get high nor become addicted from daily use, as happens when you consume marijuana.

But if you have been taking CBD oil for, say a month, and can feel yourself becoming psychologically dependent, what could be wrong?

You must have taken counterfeits.

When we say CBD has no psychoactive properties, we mean the CBD processed in GMP certified facilities using organically-grown, non-GMO industrial hemp.

3rd party lab-tested CBD.

The cannabis market is not as tightly regulated as it needs to be, and so we have a loophole that can be exploited by money-hungry businesses.

They just slap together a product and throw it around the internet knowing too well people are lazy to verify whether it’s authentic.

If a CBD product is poorly manufactured, it’s likely to have impurities, chemical hazards, and excessive THC levels.

Factors that May Make a CBD Product Addictive

These are some of the reasons why you are developing psychological dependence on CBD:

1. Poorly grown hemp

When assessing the quality of a CBD product, we have to go all the way back to the plantation. Did the farmer use genetically modified hemp or organic hemp? What was the soil like? Was it polluted by psychotropic chemical hazards? If so, then the hemp plant, a bioaccumulator, sucked up these chemicals and they found their way into the final product! Always buy CBD from reputable companies because they do a good job of vetting the background of the raw material (hemp plant).

2. Buying poorly processed products

Most extraction companies dabble in both the hemp plant and the marijuana plant. If their systems are not failsafe, there’s a possibility of getting contaminated CBD, and by contaminated we mean excessive THC. It gets passed on to the final product. You’ll find that most of these extraction companies without sufficient machinery and resources are operating without a permit, but there’s no shortage of rough-playing canna-businesses willing to buy their low-priced ish.

3. Buying products that didn’t undergo 3rd party lab-test

Top companies send their products to independent labs to establish that they are safe for consumption. It’s an extra expense but top companies are willing to cover it for the sake of quality and safety standards. Sometimes, a batch will be found to have more THC than allowed or to have a chemical hazard, but the company trashes those units and prepares fresh ones. But not all CBD companies put their products through that. I mean, we have so many shat-upon, bedroom-office canna-firms with unpaid employees, why would they care about lab-tests? And so, they put out their inferior products and buy some traffic, and next thing you know, an unsuspecting customer is ingesting some chemical hazards.

4. Buying low-priced products

In these tough economic times, we are all looking for ways to make our little money go a long way.

Scammers know this too well. They come up with a terrible product and put a low price on it to entice you.

You see, most CBD products have very minor price variations, and this is because the whole process costs a pretty penny, and manufacturers have to shift production costs to consumers to make a profit.

But if you come across a CBD product that is wildly underpriced, that’s a major red flag, a sign that it contains undesirable ingredients.

Of course, if it’s a big reputable firm leveraging their economies of scale to attract more customers, by all means, take the deal.