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Myths About CBD Oil: The Facts You Need To Know


There is a lot of misinformation out there on CBD products

Despite growing scientific research on medical cannabis, the general public seems to be misinformed about CBD and its uses. We’ll attempt to bust some of the myths on CBD and present you with the cold hard facts.

Myth: The CBD Industry is Sketchy

The cannabis plant has indeed had a very rough history in the legal system. Hemp and marijuana are technically from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa.


The differences between the two plants lie in the THC content—the main psychoactive compound in marijuana—and their uses.

Just because CBD and hemp have a complicated history doesn’t mean that all CBD products are sketchy. There’s plenty of credible medical research that substantiates the safety of CBD and its potential health benefits.

Currently, there’s only one FDA-approved cannabidiol product on the market prescribed for the treatment of seizures. However, there are still plenty of wellness brands on the market selling CBD products with a high level of integrity.

These brands provide options to customers looking for a gentle and natural way to support their health and improve their quality of life.

We can’t overlook the fact that the CBD industry is still relatively new, which means there are bound to be sketchy products on the market by companies looking to make a quick buck with CBD’s popularity.

While regulations surrounding CBD marketing to protect customers are slow to adapt, it’s the responsibility of the consumer to do their research on CBD to find safe and effective products.

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Myth: CBD is addictive

Addiction is a very complex result and state of being that’s dependent on genetics, environment, and life experiences.

Many substances that alter your mood and reduce pain tend to be addictive and habit-forming. Even things that are widely accessible, from sugar to coffee, are highly addictive.

In addition to the positives that CBD brings – calming and relaxing, anti-inflammation, helping to diminish discomfort – it doesn’t hijack the dopamine reward system as a highly addictive drug will to your system. This is the main reason why it’s not considered a high-risk addictive compound.

The World Health Organization has found CBD to be a safe and well-tolerated compound, and in humans, it does not tend to abuse or have dependence potential.

Some studies are investigating whether CBD can be used to reduce addiction to cigarettes. As discussed in our article, a pilot study found that the use of CBD reduced cigarette consumption by 40% over a week compared to the placebo group [4].

Myth: CBD Doesn’t Do Anything for me

The idea that taking CBD is no more than a placebo effect is not true.

There are various explanations as to why a person might not feel anything from CBD:

  • CBD may affect individuals differently
  • CBD products purchased may be a scam or expired
  • You may have to adjust your expectations of CBD—it’s not a miracle compound
  • You may need to take CBD consistently to see its effects
  • You may be taking the wrong dose

Perhaps the biggest reason people claim that “CBD doesn’t do anything for me” is because they’ve had a previous experience with marijuana and THC.

CBD doesn’t affect the central nervous system CB1 receptors to alter our sense of perception and mood as THC does; which drastically makes you feel high. There’s no question that it’s taken effect in your system.

CBD’s interaction in the body is more broad-acting when ingested as it doesn’t have an affinity to bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD has been shown to inhibit the enzymes that break down endogenous cannabinoids (aka endocannabinoids). With higher levels of endocannabinoids, the ECS can transmit information more effectively for maintaining homeostasis.

CBD is also researched for its anti-inflammatory effects, stress management, and pain-relieving effects, demonstrating that it may have actions at other receptor sites [1,2,3]. These effects are much more subtle than experiencing changes in perception, which is why they might not be as evident.

Since CBD affects everyone differently, you can expect to experiment with your doses and different product types until you find one that works best for you.

Keep in mind that there is no non-prescription FDA-approved CBD product you can purchase over the counter or online that can treat or mitigate any disease or health condition. CBD is a supplement that may enhance your health routine with other wellness practices, but don’t expect overnight results.

Myth: CBD and hemp oil are the same


The myth that hemp oil and CBD oil are the same comes from scam products trying to market hemp seed oil as CBD oil and charging unassuming customers a premium price tag.


Hemp oil is made from hemp seeds, which do not contain any cannabinoids. It’s a culinary oil with a naturally nutty flavor and is high in omega-3 and 6. You’ll often find it as a carrier oil to dilute hemp extracts, making them easier to dose and use—but hemp oil doesn’t lend any effects to the ECS.

CBD and other cannabinoids are derived from the resin glands found in the hemp flower. Cannabinoids are an active class of plant compounds that look and behave similarly to neurotransmitters in the ECS.

To make sure you’re buying a product that contains cannabinoids and not just hemp seed oil, look for the product’s Certificate of Analysis (CoA).

CoAs are conducted by accredited third-party labs with no affiliation or bias with the CBD manufacturer. The main purpose of this is for legitimate companies to be able to provide unbiased information about the hemp extract in their products. It provides information about the cannabinoid profile, potency, and presence of potential cannabinoids. Do not purchase any CBD oil without first reading the CoA.

Remember, this is why you can find all of our current CoAs on one page AND on every page of that particular product we make. We are very serious about making sure we provide the more premium high-potency CBD products to you; for each and every batch. .

Also, CoAs are really only good for 2 years. If you’re purchasing “new” product with an expired CoA…run.

To sum it all up

Because CBD has taken the health and wellness supplement space by storm, many people are familiar with it, but there’s still a lot of misconception about the compound and the industry.

The hemp plant has often been mixed up in the controversies of marijuana, and we’re now undergoing a renaissance in the cannabis space.

Quality CBD oil has helped many people care for their health—but it’s important to understand that it’s not a miracle product. The more you learn about CBD, its effects, limitations, and side effects, the less likely you’ll be to end up falling for scam products and use them effectively.

Before you purchase your next CBD product, do your research to ensure that the manufacturer has put forth proper practices to ensure the CBD oil is safe and legal for consumption.

While CBD is considered safe, there are other contents in poorly made CBD oils from contaminants and allergens that could make it dangerous for use.



Bobby Rapscallion’s CBD Products

At Bobby Rapscallion, honesty and integrity are values put into everything. Our hemp is farmed on American soil using organic practices. Our extracts are meticulously tested by our team and a third-party lab to ensure the highest quality standards. Since we stand firmly behind the profound effects of the entourage effect, you won’t find CBD isolate products in our catalog—but we understand that full-spectrum products aren’t ideal for everyone, which is why most of our products are also available in a THC-free broad-spectrum option.

Our high-potency oils start at a Potency Level 1 for those that are wanting to ease into CBD but need a higher dose. Keeping to this focus, we’ll be releasing Potency Levels 2 & 3 in the future. This is to make sure that all of our customers have the option to get high-quality CBD at a potency level that works best for them.


Our CBD Oil

CBD oils are a product staple for a CBD brand. We’ve carefully crafted our CBD oils to keep our high-quality hemp crops the star of the show. CBD oil also provides a wide range of versatility as you can take them sublingual (under the tongue) for fast-acting effects, or mix our flavored options into your favorite foods and drinks for wellness with a unique twist. CBD oils are a favorite for beginners and experts alike for their versatility and because you can customize your doses drop by drop.


our CBD Gummies

For those who don’t enjoy the natural bitter terpene flavor in hemp oils, but still want the whole plant benefits, CBD gummies might be a better solution for you.

We create selectively-crafted gummies at a cGMP facility and make them fresh to order. These also come in assorted flavors to mask the hempy taste and potencies start at 45MG per gummy.

Always remember that the ingestion process is different between oils and edibles like gummies. So we provide products that allow you to decide what works best for you and how you want to experience CBD.




  1. Argueta, D. A., Ventura, C. M., Kiven, S., Sagi, V., & Gupta, K. (2020). A balanced approach for cannabidiol use in chronic pain. Frontiers in pharmacology11, 561.
  2. Russo, E. B. (2008). Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain. Therapeutics and clinical risk management, 4(1), 245.
  3. Blessing, E. M., Steenkamp, M. M., Manzanares, J., & Marmar, C. R. (2015). Cannabidiol as a potential treatment for anxiety disorders. Neurotherapeutics, 12(4), 825-836.
  4. Sloan, M. E., Gowin, J. L., Ramchandani, V. A., Hurd, Y. L., & Le Foll, B. (2017). The endocannabinoid system as a target for addiction treatment: Trials and tribulations. Neuropharmacology124, 73-83.

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