Before enjoying the benefits of CBD, many ask a very important question: will it get me high? Here’s the answer, and an explanation of how CBD affects your body when compared to THC.
Will CBD get me high? A question that, undoubtedly, many people curious about CBD have asked.
It’s understandable if you or someone you know is hesitant to try CBD. The cannabis plant has gotten a lot of bad press over the past half century, and concerns about your health are not unwarranted.
It is always a good idea to conduct your own research and ask experienced users before you experiment on yourself. But rest assured, as long as you purchase your products from a reputable company — one that operates with reliable grow procedures — you should have a safe and positive CBD experience.
In other words, no, ingesting CBD will not get you high, like if you were to ingest THC.
Over the years black market growers have bred cannabis plants to produce the highest possible percentage of THC — the psychoactive cannabinoid that produces the feeling of being “high.” THC produces the effects most closely associated with the cannabis plant — everything from paranoia to the munchies. Strains with more THC would, and still do, sell better.
CBD was almost bred out of most strains in a never-ending race to the strain that could get you the most stoned. However, in recent years growers have begun to realize the benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids like THG, THC-a, and CBN.
The scientific community, however, has been slow to catch up on this trend. And, unfortunately, research has been stalled due to the confusing federal regulations surrounding marijuana and the cannabis plant.
And yet, you see CBD everywhere. It’s in hot cocoa, massages, and oils. Many people applaud CBD benefits as a cure-all for a variety of health issues and ailments.
CBD is able to cross state lines because of it’s low-to-non-existent level of THC. And though CBD does not have any psychoactive effects, anecdotal evidence suggests it can make users drowsy when taken in large quantities.
In my personal experience, CBD can help with pain management (think cramps, headaches, arthritis). It also has anti-inflammatory properties. I have been able to significantly reduce my aspirin intake just by having some CBD-infused salve around the house. It’s certainly a nice holistic alternative to over the counter pharmaceuticals.
Using CBD can also have a host of effects that you may not notice right away but can be beneficial in the long term. There are many ailments that are caused by inflammation and the free radicals that we are exposed to every day, and research has suggested that cannabis can reverse these negative effects.
Anyone looking to reap these CBD benefits doesn’t need to get high daily; simply reach out for some CBD oil to add to your daily routine without the high.
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