In early September, the New York Times ran the article Martha Stewart, Blissed Out on CBD, Is Doing Just Fine where the queen of the home is quoted saying: “It depends on who you are,” Ms. Stewart said, shrugging. “I pop 20 of them and just feel OK, but some of my friends do two and feel high, I don’t know why. It’s not high like a marijuana high. It’s a CBD high, like, relaxed.” (Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a hemp-derived compound that shouldn’t get you high, but if you mix it with more potent stuff, good luck.)
And we're not quite sure what that means!
The conversation around CBD is already confusing to the general public, not being able to speak to the why behind a product line and using statements like "... but if you mix it with more potent stuff, good luck" keeps consumers confused and not confident in a product.
People tell me all the time that they try CBD and it doesn't work. That makes it clear to me that they don't understand dosing for their body chemistry or the difference between isolate vs. broad-spectrum, vs full spectrum.
The Human Side of Cannabis blog post Healing with Cannabis – Full Spectrum v.s. Isolate Extracts covers this topic and more!