For most people, the line between CBD and THC is blurred due to the misconception that they produce similar effects. However, CBD is not known to be addictive or cause cases of chemical dependency. Ironically, CBD is often used to combat the withdrawal symptoms of its close cousin, THC – which is addictive.
The legal limit of 0.3% of THC in hemp-derived CBD set by the US Government prevents its users from getting intoxicated or addicted, and humans can tolerate more extreme doses of CBD of up to 1,500 milligrams without significant negative effects. However, CBD that contains particularly high levels of THC can cause negative side effects when use is discontinued; making another case for the purchase and use of properly vetted CBD products.
Some users also report slight changes after discontinuing hemp-based CBD products. This is usually because they’ve grown accustomed to the positive effects of the CBD products, and not because of chemical dependency.