Media Spreads Bogus Claims About CBD Candy On Halloween
This Halloween season, some members of the media seem intent on playing a cruel trick on CBD oil users and parents.
Even after decades of education and growing awareness about the benefits and safety of hemp and cannabis, law enforcement is as eager as ever to spread fear and misinformation and, in some cases, journalists are just as eager to repeat those lies to the public.
While we like to keep things positive here at Ministry of Hemp, and usually prefer to focus on the countless benefits of this miracle crop, sometimes we have to take time to debunk untruths as well.
That’s why we want to reassure parents that CBD won’t be poisoning their kids this Halloween: we don’t believe anyone is putting CBD edibles in your kid’s treat bag.
Local news spreads misinformation about CBD for holiday clicks
“Authorities concerned about candy that could get kids high!” declares a particularly over-the-top October 20 headline from WRAL in North Carolina.
Maybe you’ve seen a story like this one in your local paper, or seen a friend share something similar on social media. Some of these articles are concerned with the dangers of children getting ahold of edibles containing psychoactive cannabis or marijuana, agricultural hemp’s close cousin which does make you feel “high.” Thanks to the spread of cannabis legalization, edible treats containing marijuana are available legally in many states.
What stood out to us about this particular story, however, was that it’s focused on gummy candies infused with CBD oil, a popular supplement made from agricultural hemp which does not make you high. In fact, thousands of people have sought out this nutritional supplement for that very reason: CBD can offer numerous healing benefits, from easing anxiety to reducing inflammation, all while causing very few side effects.
There’s No CBD In Your Kid’s Trick Or Treat Bag. Media Spreads Misinformation About CBD This Halloween This Halloween season, some members of the media seem intent on playing a cruel trick on CBD oil users and parents. Even after decades of education and growing awareness about the benefits and safety of hemp and…