Brianna Garrett of Haslett said it’s important for people to research their CBD products.
“These products have become a lot more accessible, but people need to be careful,” she said. “You should get your products from a reputable company, not a gas station.”
She said she doesn’t think CBD has a negative connotation surrounding it and knows plenty of users.
“I utilize CBD products, and I know a lot of people, ranging from children to the elderly that use it for a multitude of reasons,” she said.
Garrett said she thinks many people are not getting the proper information or education about CBD products.
“I think it’s important for people to know that CBD can be derived from hemp, which is what most companies are doing,” she said. “It can actually contain up to .03% THC and be classified as CBD.”
THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical that triggers most psychological effects of marijuana.
Peggy Hargrove Keep, a Haslett resident, said using cannabidiol or CBD cut down her dependence on prescription drugs.
“CBD oil has impacted me personally by helping me with neuropathy pain, diabetes and anxiety,” she said. “About a year and a half ago, I was able to stop using a prescription drug that I’ve used for 20 years, cut down on insulin and have an overall sense of well-being I didn’t have without it.”
Hargrove Keep said she initially hesitated trying CBD products because she had never used anything but prescription drugs.
“I think there’s a lot of negativity surrounding it,” she said. “At the same time, more people are trying it that would not necessarily use marijuana-products, like me.”
Hargrove Keep said she studied CBD and received reassurance from her son, who is a CBD distributor that her products are reputable.