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Myth Busting: Is CBD Addictive? The Full Lowdown

Myth Busting: Is CBD Addictive? The Full Lowdown

Written by Zara Kenyon
July 24, 2023
  • Beginner Guides to CBD
  • CBD Questions and Answers

At Cannaray HQ, we’re all about CBD myth-busting and education. We truly believe in the power of the plant, and we want to share our passion with the world. So, today, we’re answering a big question that we often hear from our customers: ‘is CBD addictive?’ (Spoiler alert: it’s not.) Here’s everything you need to know…

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So, is CBD addictive?

No, CBD is not addictive, as it is non-psychoactive, meaning that it isn't going to make you feel ‘high’ when you use it.

So you can go ahead and take your favourite Cannaray CBD oils, CBD capsules and CBD gummies with confidence – especially since we triple lab test to ensure they’re pure and THC-free. (You’ll see why below.)

Where does this CBD myth come from?

The reason people sometimes ask if CBD is addictive is because it comes from a type of hemp plant. As you might know, hemp is commonly associated with a ‘high’ sensation that can be habit-forming. However – and this is a big however – those psychoactive properties only come from a compound that’s found within the plant called tetrahydrocannabinol (aka THC). This is entirely separate from CBD, and is filtered out when CBD is picked and processed.

Want to know more? Read our CBD vs. THC guide.

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Is CBD oil habit forming?

CBD oil is not habit forming. Because it’s THC-free, you don’t have to worry about becoming addicted to your favourite CBD products. The World Health Organisation backs this up in a report, stating: “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”


Does CBD have withdrawal symptoms?

Since CBD isn’t addictive, you won’t experience any withdrawal symptoms. You can stop and start taking it whenever you like, without worrying about any habit forming tendencies. So, if you forget to take your favourite CBD Capsules on the plane, or run out of your Night-Time CBD Oil Drops, it’s no big deal. You can simply resume taking your favourite CBD products when you’re ready.

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Is CBD okay for long-term use?

Yes. At Cannaray HQ, we take CBD on the daily, whether that’s the citrus-fresh Bright Days CBD Oil Drops to kick start our day, or the orange-flavoured CBD Gummies that sit on our desks. There are no downsides to taking CBD products long-term and, actually, a consistent routine is key to enjoying these products. (You can even track it with our 7-Day CBD Diary.)

Plus, when you shop our full-sized CBD oils, CBD capsules and CBD gummies, you can stock up with a three-month or six-month supply to unlock some unmissable discounts. Keep scrolling to find out how:

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Mix and match your CBD & wellness products to suit your mood. Our CBD Oils, CBD Gummies, Wellness Gummies and more are here to upgrade your daily routine.

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