How to Introduce Your Family to CBD

How to Introduce Your Family to CBD

Plus a handy CBD gift guide!


CBD is a hot topic, and makes a great gift. Many first-time cannabis users are intrigued by the health benefits and calming effects of CBD. That being said, you may have some old-school family members with reservations or questions about how it all works. We cover how to introduce CBD to your family and provide a helpful gift guide for new users below.


What is CBD?

First up, what is CBD, and how is it different from THC or marijuana? CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a medicinal plant compound found in cannabis, derived from hemp. Cannabinoids are naturally occuring in the human body, and supplementing with hemp-derived CBD is reported to help with relaxation, focus, and whole-body health. Unlike THC, the chemical compound most discussed in marijuana, CBD does not have psychoactive effects. CBD is legal in all 50 U.S. states.


How to Introduce CBD to Your Friends and Family:

  • Be Patient: Every friend or family member will start at a different level of familiarity with CBD. One great way to bring CBD up to your family is as an educator. Like a good teacher, remember to be patient with your friends and family, in many cases, often grandparents or older adults, may be holding on to antiquated beliefs about cannabis, or simply have no understanding of CBD and what it is. Don’t take it personally if your family takes some time wrapping their minds around the natural health benefits of CBD.

  • Bring the Facts: With the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD became legal across the United States, and has been legal in many international countries for decades. CBD is not “marijuana” and it does not make you “high”. It is a natural health aid that is beloved and supported by folks all over the world. A great way to get this point across to families is to show them the lab results, or certificate of analysis, for your CBD products. Reputable CBD companies will provide transparent reports of everything that goes into your product.

  • Talk Sobriety: A great way to discuss the non-psychoactive effects of CBD with your family is to speak from experience. Let them know how you feel when you use CBD. CBD is recommended for use both during the workday or at night before bed. Users remain 100% sober when taking CBD, and CBD Isolate will not show up on any drug tests. 

  • Which CBD products are Best for First-Timers?


  • CBD Isolate: CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD: as its name suggests, it is totally chemically isolated CBD without any extra cannabinoids, terpenes, and minerals. Isolate is totally pure, always with 0% THC. Isolate is great for anyone who may be tested for THC at their place of work, or new users who may feel wary of trying a product with trace amounts of THC.

  • Topical CBD: CBD that you don’t ingest may be a great way to introduce the healing properties to your friends and family.  For sore muscles and aches try CBD  Cooling Creams. For self-care and relaxation try products like CBD Soaking Salts. You can’t go wrong with CBD Pet Treats to keep the family pet relaxed and happy too!

  • CBD Gift Guide for Your Family


  • For Your Grandpa who is Skeptical of CBD:
      • Cooling Cream: Quick, natural pain relief for swollen joints and sore muscles. With a refreshing cool feel and fast-acting inflammation reduction, cooling cream is a safe and easy gift for someone like grandpa, who may have never tried CBD before.

  • For Your Mom who is Interested in CBD but has Never Tried it:
      • CBD Isolate Gummies: CBD bites in lemon flavor are a perfect introductory gift. These tasty gummies are 25mg of pure CBD isolate and can be taken everyday like a daily vitamin.

  • For Your Brother who knows a bit about CBD:
      • Full-Spectrum Tincture: Full-Spectrum CBD offers an extra daily boost with terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, THC (< 0.3%), and other phytochemicals. This is a great gift for an experienced user who would like to conquer each day with clarity and calm.

  • For Everybody:
      • Defense Drops: A convenient and delicious immune-system upgrade. Packed with Vitamin C, Elderberry Extract, CBD Isolate, Ginger Oil, and Ashwagandha Root, Defense Drops make a perfect cold-season gift. 

      • Soaking Salts: Nothing screams luxury and self-care like CBD Bath Salts. Great for athletes, supermoms, or anyone needing a little love this holiday season. Soaking Salts boast powerful ingredients that help to hydrate your skin, soothe sore muscles, and forget the day’s worries.

      • Restful Night: A powerhouse blend of CBD isolate, melatonin, and magnesium, Restful Night capsules help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed and productive.

    Have any questions about CBD or these products? Send us a message at support@venacbd.com



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