We have made it our mission to inform you critically and neutrally about all important aspects of CBD and hemp products. Every day we get many questions about our products and we will try to answer your questions bit by bit here in our Apoteum Blog. One of the most frequently asked questions that reach us on a daily basis is the following: Will you get high from CBD? We can calm you down right away: No, you will not. What makes you high when you smoke marijuana is the THC contained in cannabis.

There is so little THC in CBD products that it is not even detectable anymore. The EU regulates that it must be below 0.3% in CBD products, and our Apoteum products are well below that limit, so there is no psychoactive substance included in our CBD products. You will thus not get high from CBD, but all other good ingredients from the hemp plant are being preserved with our extraction method. Good news, then. Because our products do not contain THC, they are also available legally and are not classified as drugs.

The WHO attests in a report that CBD had “no influence on the mental or psychomotor performance” of the participants in a study carried out. Another great news for CBD users is that CBD does not cause any dependency – as the World Health Organization confirms in its report. It has even been proven that women can consume CBD without any worries during pregnancy. For products with THC, the picture looks a bit different. Although THC, like CBD, does not cause physical dependence, 5-10% of all regular users develop mental dependency. So you see, you will not get high, nor will you have to be worried about developing a dependency. CBD also has no negative side effects and influences you in no way negative in your everyday life. You can safely go to work and drive a car.

Pesticides like Monsantos glyphosate are widely used in agriculture all over Europe. Pesticides are used to keep unwanted herbs, certain molds and insects from infecting the fields. The use of pesticides is extremely widespread and has become more and more popular over the course of the last century. But why?

Monocultures. Monocultures are trending, but at the same time they aren’t sustainable. Keeping a certain diversity on the field makes the plants more resistant to being infected by insects and other pests. Unfortunately, the rise of monocultures has also led to an increase in the use of pesticides.

Only in the last few years has the public become aware of the possibly extremely dangerous effects of pesticides on human health. Numerous studies suggest that round up, Monsantos glyphosate product, is very likely to be a carcinogen, thus having a terrible effect on human health.

No wonder that numerous progressive NGOs and citizen initiatives have tried to convince the EU commission to ban glyphosate from our fields. Without success. This is a classic David vs. Goliath situation. Bayer-Monsanto is one of the worlds largest companies for agrochemicals. Losing the European market would cut into their profits, and let’s be honest – that’s all they care about.

Not only does glyphosate have a possibly terrible effect on human health, its also proven to negatively impact our bees, which we so urgently need, and our imbalance our entire eco system.

Many farmers have chosen to use natural and organic means to get rid of pests now but for them it is extremely hard to keep up in a competitive market. This shows: there’s only one way – we need progressive legislation to protect the planet, our eco system and humans alike.

As Apoteum we are concerned with sustainability and most of all human health. We get our Scandinavian Hemp from Sweden, because they are one of the most progressive nations regarding pesticides.

Sweden introduced a progressive tax for pesticides as early as 1984. They were the first country worldwide that introduced such a tax. The tax was then used for “agri-environmental programs aiming to reduce pesticide application and to promote integrated pest management.” Swedens goal was the “reduction of residues in surface water or food and the establishment of farming techniques that are less dependent on chemical pesticides” and they succeeded: The use of chemical pesticides dropped significantly between 1984 and 2009, only to see a little increase until 2012.

Source: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/4/378/pdf

Scandinavia still has a long way to go and we have to continue to fight for a healthier environment. For now however, our Scandinavian Hemp has the best opportunity to grow and prosper in Sweden, so that we can produce high quality health products for all of us.