Following the passage of what is commonly referred to as the “Hemp Farm Bill of 2014” allowing for industrial hemp research federally, cannabidiol (commonly abbreviated as “CBD”) has been touted as a new nutritional supplement with an extensive list of health claims. While many of these claims have legitimate scientific evidence to back them up, some unscrupulous snake oil salesmen have attempted to take advantage of this new market by making unsubstantiated claims that can be misleading and even downright dangerous. This has led to a tangled mess of confusion and skepticism that can be difficult to navigate in the search for truth, especially for people who have only recently heard of cannabidiol.
In the interest of dispelling myths and educating consumers, we at Boutique Botanicals are launching a blog article series called “Citation Required”, in which we highlight the real potential health benefits of cannabis, CBD, and other lesser known supplements citing academic research on each topic of discussion as well as calling out myths and misinformation spread by those preying on the uninformed. Whether you are new to CBD or have been using it for years, we hope everyone can learn something new by following this series and be better equipped to make informed decisions about what this amazing compound may be useful for and what to look for when considering a reliable source for cannabidiol.
Of course, nobody knows everything there is to know about cannabis and CBD, as this is a relatively new field of research with new discoveries and developments happening constantly. We encourage everyone to do their own research and above all, consult their doctor before trying CBD or any other nutritional supplement. The purpose of this series is to cut through the noise and provide honest information with the data to back it up. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to drop in or give us a call. You can also set up an appointment for a more in-depth consultation with one of our qualified registered nurses.