Have you ever wondered if you could get high from CBD? If so, you’re in the right place. This article clearly answers the question that is on so many people’s minds and provides a better understanding of the product in general. The answer may just surprise you…
We begin by answering with another question: can you get high from broccoli? This seems like a bizarre analogy but the obvious answer to that is a straight NO. So in short, you cannot get high from using CBD.
Why are People Concerned About CBD?
Why then are so many people concerned about getting high by using CBD?
The obvious reason is because of CBD’s connection with cannabis and all the connotations surrounding that. There is a massive stereotype regarding cannabis, with the history of stoners and recreational usage, that people are worried that if they use anything remotely involving the plant, they’ll get some psychoactive feeling from it.
It is true that CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, whether it’s hemp or marijuana. The specific CBD that we’re talking about however is the hemp CBD and you cannot get high from that.
The Science Behind CBD
It is important to note that the psychoactive part of cannabis comes from THC. CBD does not contain THC so it’s not psychoactive. It’s not going to get you high. Interestingly enough, CBD actually fights against that. So even if you do take some THC and it has a high amount of CBD in it, it’s going to counteract that psychoactive feeling.
This is where the balancing endocannabinoid system is so vital to the human body. Within this system are various receptors, namely CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptor is located throughout the body but it’s mostly in the head. The CB2 type is found within the central nervous system and also throughout the body.
When it comes to the CB1 receptor, this is where THC likes to bind itself. What then typically happens when CBD comes in, is it blocks the CB1 receptor. This means that if there’s any THC in the CBD oil product you’re taking, it gets blocked so that it can’t bind to the CB1 receptor. Therefore, you are not going to get high even if you do have traces of THC in your CBD oil product.
Using Full Spectrum or Isolate CBD
When it comes to using Isolate CBD oil, you won’t find any THC in there. This is because very specific strains of cannabinoids from the plant are selected so one can know with certainty what goes into the product.
With Full Spectrum, it’s by law allowed to contain up to 0.03% THC, so some products may hit that and some may be way less than that. However, due to the balancing effects of CBD, you will not experience any psychoactive effects from that either. If anything, it will just make you feel more relaxed. Doesn’t sound so bad, does it?!
You can literally sleep better now that your burning question has been answered. Also, thanks to the amazing health benefits that come with taking CBD, you should instead be asking the question of why you’re not yet using it!