Are you curious about CBD products? Have you considered using CBD oil for pain or other conditions?
If so, you’re not alone. The CBD industry has exploded in the last two years and is now worth $200 million.
Yet, despite promising research and increasing popularity, many people still hesitate to try CBD products. Why? They’re worried they might get high.
Is this your concern? Would you be willing to try CBD if you knew there were no side effects? Does CBD oil get you high in the first place?
In this post, we’ll settle the issue once and for all. Read on to learn more about CBD’s effects on the body and mind.
THE SHORT ANSWER
Does CBD oil or other CBD products get you high? In a word, no.
CBD (or cannabidiol) is not psychoactive. It’s a natural compound found in both the hemp and the marijuana plant. It offers some incredible health benefits, but nothing about CBD is mind-altering or high-inducing.
So why is there so much confusion about the topic? It could be because some types of CBD products are derived from marijuana and contain THC, which is a psychoactive compound.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the topic to clear up any misconceptions.
THE SCIENCE OF CBD AND THC
When people think of marijuana, they almost associate it with getting high. The compound responsible for that feeling is called tеtrаhуdrосаnnаbinоl, or THC.
The vast majority of CBD products offered on the market today are derived from the hemp plant, not from marijuana. What’s the difference between the two?
Simply put, marijuana contains both CBD and THC. Hemp contains large quantities of CBD and only trace amounts of THC, which means you cannot get high from a hemp-derived CBD product.
Could you theoretically get high from a CBD product derived from marijuana that also contains THC? Yes. However, such products are only available medicinally in most states (and not at all in others).
CBD products derived from hemp, however, are legal in all 50 states. This is because CBD can’t get you high, unlike its THC counterpart.
Although chemically similar, the two compounds are arranged differently. Both work in the body to regulate sleeping and hunger patterns, as well as how the brain perceives pain. Both also have relaxing effects on the mind and body and reduce stress and anxiety.
However, the atomic molecules in CBD are arranged differently than they are in THC. While the arrangement of THC produces a “high” feeling in the user, CBD does not.
DOES CBD OIL GET YOU HIGH? NOW YOU KNOW
So, the next time someone asks, “Does CBD oil get you high?” you’ll know just how to respond.
With so many amazing benefits from CBD products (and no risk of getting high), there’s no reason not to try it.
Read more of our articles and learn about the many ways to enjoy the benefits of CBD and feel free to ask us any questions you might have in the comments.