You probably know about the many health benefits that CBD provides, but does your family?
CBD, the non-psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant, aids in everything from relieving pain and anxiety, improving focus and mood, providing a better night’s rest, and much more.
Because your parents, grandparents, or friends may not fully understand what CBD is or what it can do, we have created a how-to guide for speaking to your loved ones about CBD.
Talking to your loved ones about CBD can be very important. A lot of people have biases towards CBD and associate it with cannabis products. To be clear, CBD is completely different from THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. CBD is completely non-psychoactive, meaning that it cannot produce the “high” that is associated with the consumption of cannabis.
1. Approach the Conversation Calmly
Be sensitive in your approach. Some people are skeptical of CBD mainly because it is a newfound compound. It’s normal for people to be wary of things that are new to the market.
Keep in mind that a lot of people are still unsure of what CBD can do. Approach the conversation naturally, or start it by asking if your audience has ever heard of CBD. As the conversation continues, support your points with how CBD has helped you. Or, if you want your loved one to try CBD, how it can help them. Being calm and clear during the conversation will ensure that your loved one has a good understanding of what CBD is and what it can do.
2. Know Your CBD Facts
You don’t need to know everything about CBD, but you should definitely have a basic understanding of what it is and what it can do. Your loved ones may have a lot of questions, so be prepared.
Be prepared for these questions once you have drummed up the subject:
- Will CBD get me high? No. CBD is non-intoxicating and non-toxic, meaning it is impossible for the compound to produce a “high”, no matter how much CBD someone takes.
- THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the component of the cannabis plant that is responsible for giving users a high.
- All CBD products (given they are from credible and honest brands) contain less than 0.3 percent THC, meaning those trace amounts of THC inside the product are almost unrecognizable.
- Is CBD legal? Yes. CBD is legal across the U.S. so long as the CBD is derived from hemp, and contains no more than 0.3 percent THC.
Explain that there are different uses for different products, as well. For example, if someone is trying to treat their skin rash with CBD, they would be best off using a CBD topical cream. If someone is using CBD for their anxiety, an oil, tincture or capsule would be their best option.
3. Talk About the Common Benefits of CBD
Tell your loved ones why people are taking CBD, and how it is improving their daily lives.
People are gravitating toward (and loving) CBD products for it’s ability to improve focus and mood, decrease in stress and anxiety, and decrease pain and inflammation.
Make sure to include that CBD is all natural, and has little (if any) side effects. The most common side effect of CBD is tiredness, and that only occurs in large doses. This is much better in comparison to traditional and over the counter medication.
In fact, CBD is completely safe to take daily. Because it is all natural, some view CBD as a daily health supplement in place of a multivitamin or other daily supplement.
4. Have Confidence in Your Presentation
Speak from personal stories. Has CBD helped you combat your anxiety? Tell them about it. Has CBD gotten rid of your lifelong back pain? Tell them about it.
Explain specifics on why you have been taking CBD in the first place, which way you took it (through oil, capsule, cream or vape), and how you felt after taking it. Did it give you a better night’s rest? Is it helping you focus at work better? Is it aiding in your digestion?
If they ask, “How can CBD possibly be responsible for all of these health conditions?” Say, “I’m glad you asked!” and brief them on how CBD works with the body’s endocannabinoid system.
The answer to how and why CBD is so multifaceted lies within the human body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), the system responsible for promoting and maintaining homeostasis within the body. CBD interacts with the ECS by enhancing everything that the ECS regulates, including sleep, appetite, mood, pain tolerance, immune function, and more.
A key thing to keep in mind, also: CBD can only help you, not hurt you. Even if you (or your mom or your coworker) is as healthy as a horse, you can still reap the benefits of CBD. There is no risk in taking the supplement, as it cannot cause any harm.
- Talking to your loved ones about CBD can help them get a better understanding of its uses and many health benefits.
- Talk about how CBD has helped you or another loved one.
- Mention that CBD is all natural and non-psychoactive, so it cannot produce the “high” that is associated with the consumption of cannabis.
- Even if you are in perfect health, you can still reap the benefits of CBD.
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