How to Talk to Your Family About Hemp Extracts

We’ve found that most people who try hemp extracts become quick believers in their life-improving benefits. So, what do you do when you see a loved one struggling and you think hemp would help? While a lot of people are receptive to their loved one’s advice, it isn’t uncommon for some people to bristle at the thought of trying hemp. This is for a variety of reasons, from social stigmas, to being mistrusting of the hype.

Whatever the reason, talking to your loved ones about hemp products can help them get on the path to relief.

First, just a few basic talking points. Most people’s general concerns are addressed in these common misconceptions.

  • Hemp extract oil products are not marijuana nor are they psychoactive. In order to be considered hemp by law, a product must contain .3% THC or less by volume. THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana and this minuscule amount is only found i n full spectrum hemp extract products.
  • If your loved one is concerned about THC, broad-spectrum products have the THC reduced to non-detectable levels and are a safer option.
  • Hemp Extract Oil is not “snake oil,” it is a cannabinoid that has helped many people. The poor reputation cannabidiol gets is from the market being flooded with low quality products containing cannabidiol isolates, improperly labeling the cannabidiol content, or containing ineffective amounts of the cannabinoid to bring relief. To protect yourself from these troubles, buy from reputable companies who provide a Certificate of Analysis to verify what is on the label of a product.
  • Cannabidiol and other cannabinoids work by binding to receptors in your endocannabinoid system, which control and regulate various vital functions throughout the body.

The Hesitant Loved One

This loved one may be older and have moral issues with the legality of medical cannabis. Explain to this loved one that hemp is legal under the 2018 farm bill and that hemp extract oil has helped many people. Show them that hemp extract oils can be found even at their local chain drug store. Show them the Certificate of Analysis to show the low levels of THC and safety profile of a product.

If they are still concerned about THC, try a topical or broad spectrum product.

The Picky Eater

This loved one is down to try hemp extracts but gags a little at the scent of a tincture. Suggest they try a topical product or incorporate hemp extract gummies into their day.

Another option is to take a Peppermint Hemp Extract tincture and incorporate it into a coffee or hot chocolate drink. Peppermint mochas, anyone?

The Skeptic

This loved one is down to debate and needs proof. Show them the Certificate of Analysis and spend time breaking down what the contents mean. You may also want to explain to them the endocannabinoid system and how cannabinoids work in the body.

The Takeaway

The most influential advice you can give comes from your own heart. You can lay down the science and law to anyone but hearing how hemp extracts have helped you directly is the best method for encouraging a loved one to give them a try. If your family member is hesitant, share your story with them. Be sincere, open, and honest about how hemp extracts have impacted you for the better.

If your loved one is receptive to trying a hemp extract product, the next step is to figure out what to get them. Tinctures and gummies are great for new hemp extract users, whether they have chronic issues or just want to incorporate general wellness into their daily life. Salves and other topicals are the perfect choice for fitness enthusiasts or those with localized troubles.

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