How to Talk to Your Family About CBD Oil


If you love CBD oil as much as we do, chances are you wind up chatting about it with just about everyone you know. Odds are you’ve thought to yourself, “What does my family think about CBD oil?!”

Many people have loved ones who can benefit from CBD oil, but they just don’t know about it. Perhaps you are taking CBD, are considering taking it, or just want to let them know. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to start the conversation, and keep it flowing smoothly.

Starting The Conversation

CBD oil has been a trending topic in the last couple of years. This makes it easy to bring up in conversation. If you feel your family is rather neutral on the topic of hemp, you could easily start with something like, “Hey have you heard about CBD oil? It’s all over the internet right now,” or “My friend told me about CBD oil the other day, have you heard of it?” You might find out they already know a thing or two about CBD oil.

If you feel like your family may know what cannabis is, but they aren’t very fond of it, you might want to start off a little differently. Start by talking about topical applications of CBD oil. Many people who are weary of cannabis are much more comfortable with the concept of using CBD oil topically

If they ask about ingesting CBD oil, wait until they seem comfortable to talk about what CBD is made from. Then, lead with the most important fact: CBD doesn’t get you high, and it comes from hemp, a plant with practically no THC.

Destigmatizing Hemp CBD Oil

Whether your family is generally accepting of cannabis or not, it’s really important to destigmatize hemp and CBD oil. Even if your family has been proud supporters of cannabis for generations, they might not have any idea what CBD is. Regardless of their current biases, be sure to steer them towards the facts.

CBD Oil Doesn’t Get You High

A great number set to reference is that CBD oil contains less than 0.3% THC, while marijuana has about 15-20% THC on average.1 This is an easy statistic to understand for family members who love numbers and those who don’t.

Another way to explain this is through history. Years and years ago, cannabis plants naturally had low levels of THC. It wasn’t until people started breeding the plants to have higher THC levels that it became what it’s known for today.

Where to Buy CBD

CBD oil can be purchased at a variety of places, here online, grocery and pet stores, spas, cafes and more! Many people think the only place to purchase CBD oil is at a cannabis dispensary or smoke shop, but that’s simply not the case. Take a look at our store locator to see the variety of vendors we work with.

Take Baby Steps

You don’t have to fully on board them in just one, two, or even three discussions. Give them time to let the information sink in. Let them do some of their own research, and don’t get discouraged if they seem doubtful.

If you can, take them to a place like a farmer’s market, where you are likely to find a CBD oil vendor and they can ask additional questions. Learning more from a new person who is also likely well-versed in the knowledge and benefits can help them see that CBD oil is on the cusp of becoming mainstream.

Encourage your loved one to research and ask questions on CBD. This way next time you talk about it with them, they will have something to share. Stay positive, there is a lot of hope for the future.

What kind of experience have you had when talking to your family about CBD oil? Tweet us @PharmaHempCplx.



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