I'd like feedback on my article: How CBD Gummies Help You Get Through COVID-19..

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  1. Dinaas profile image83
    Dinaasposted 2 years ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article? What can I do to improve? Thanks!
    Here is my article: How CBD Gummies Help You Get Through COVID-19 Pandemic

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image88
      Kyler J Falkposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      As far as I can recall, the only three major studies on CBD actually treated patients using high CBD content marijuana, not pure CBD. If you could please provide source for the claims being made in your article, specifically the studies you are referencing, that would be awesome!

      My googling skills are failing me on finding pure CBD studies as mentioned in your article. I'm also surprised you didn't mention the killing of lymphocytes on the liver, possibly preventing antibiotic intake, with prolonged and high-dose use of CBD. 

      Also CBD is psychoactive, and can get you "high", contrary to your claims in the article.

      Perhaps this is a reason for not passing QAP? But then again, I've seen worse get through the QAP, from myself, so I'm surprised it didn't go through. Also it needs a disclaimer.

      1. Dinaas profile image83
        Dinaasposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, thanks so much for your feedback! I'll definitely do more digging and include sources in the article. You've been very helpful.

    2. profile image0
      Marisa Writesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Two reasons why it has been rejected, I think.

      The first is that the title reads as though CBD Gummies will help prevent or cure Covid-19.  I know that's not what you mean, but it could be misread, so it's misleading. 

      I would change it to something like "How to Deal with Anxiety During the Covid-19 Pandemic". 

      Then broaden the article to include some simple techniques for dealing with anxiety. If you don't know any, search on Youtube for two or three, and add them to your article with an explanatory paragraph each. 

      Start your Hub with a paragraph listing the different strategies you mention, including the gummies. 

      If you want to include an affiliate link to the gummies, explain why you are recommending them above all the other alternatives. It needs to be a solid reason.

  2. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 2 years ago

    Hi there,

    I'd take a guess that the main reason this has failed QAP is because HubPages prohibits anything connected to drugs. Even the word 'cannabis' will trigger the filters. The reason for this is that HubPages has to comply with the standards of their advertisers, in particular Google Adsense which has very strict guidelines.

    Also you need to state your qualifications for recommending CBD (I know it's not psychoactive) but it has a whiff of medical advice so you have to be careful here. What if someone uses this stuff after reading your article and has a bad reaction? Make sure the medical disclaimer is used.

    You'll have to delete the affiliate link. If they are available on Amazon, you can use them instead.

    Place links to your resources and references clearly at the end of the article.

    Edit: Having skimmed it again, there is no real connection to Covid-19. Apart from a brief mention, you have not really written to the title. The main thrust of the article is that CBD Gummies help with anxiety. It's really important that your content reflects the title... and vice versa.

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image88
      Kyler J Falkposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I have an article with "Marijuana" right in the title and it gets ad revenue, so we can already see how legitimate this advice is. Also one search of Google will provide you with all the sources you need to get your answer as to the apparent psychoactive properties of CBD.

      Inability to scientifically describe "psychoactive" is no excuse to spread disinformation.

      "A chemical is considered psychoactive when it acts primarily on the central nervous system and alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness or behavior.CBD does not have the intoxicating effect of THC and does not result in obvious cognitive alterations or withdrawal effects. CBD does, however, cross the blood-brain barrier and it directly affects the central nervous system with resulting changes in mood and perception...."

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        It's not my article, Kyler. Make your points to the OP. She's the one making the no psychoactive component claim.

        Also: HubPages FAQ does state that some articles mentioning marijuana are acceptable but ads will be disabled. I'm pretty sure that this article has tripped the filter. https://hubpages.com/faq/#drugs

        1. Kyler J Falk profile image88
          Kyler J Falkposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Pardon, I'll quote you directly, "I know it's not psychoactive", just in case you missed what you said. Factual data on marijuana and all its byproducts has been a specialty of mine for years, but her title doesn't seem to be anything that would trip the QAP, unless she isn't mentioning that she didn't trip the QAP, she tripped the violations. 

          As for the sales site, you were spot on and that is not in question.

          1. theraggededge profile image97
            theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            "CBD gummies have no psychoactive properties, so they will not give you a high."

            https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/c … s-3515165/

            Also, it doesn't have to be the title that is flagged. Basically the article is an advertisement with an affiliate link.

            1. Kyler J Falk profile image88
              Kyler J Falkposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Yes, which is why I think the OP's wording is off. She doesn't need help with QAP, it would have passed the automated process because I've passed way worse. As for CBD gummies not being psychoactive... once again you may review my scientific definition of CBD as it concerns psychoactive properties.

              CBD is a psychoactive chemical, by scientific definition. "Intoxication" is not a proper definition of "psychoactive effect" and therefore I'd throw that source straight in the trash.

              I rest my case, I'm out of here. Thank you.

              1. theraggededge profile image97
                theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                I bow to your superior knowledge of dope, Kyler big_smile

                I'm here to help Dinaas get her article approved. I've already explained why it won't pass QAP in its present form.

                1. Dinaas profile image83
                  Dinaasposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  Thanks for the feedback by both of you! I'll definitely have to do include more research and look into the points you've made. Kyler, you obviously have superior knowledge and thanks for pointing out some very important things.

  3. AliciaC profile image98
    AliciaCposted 2 years ago

    I think Kyler and theraggededge have raised some good points with respect to necessary additions to your article. The article is published in the health category, so it should have references and a disclaimer. I'm not sure that this will be enough to get the article featured, though. I don't think that promoting the substance to calm someone down during the COVID-19 outbreak or linking to a company that sells it (especially one that benefits you) is appropriate.


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