The popularity of CBD is increasing day that even if you’re not taking CBD, or you have nothing to do with the plant itself, maybe you have heard of CBD (cannabidiol). It has many health benefits that make it well received by the people.
If you don’t know about CBD, let me give a brief about it.
In the cannabis plant, we found 2 compounds, CBD (cannabidiol), and THC. CBD has proven therapeutic benefits. Unlike THC, it doesn’t have intoxicating effects. For many reasons including anxiety, lack of concentration, pain, inflammation, sleeping problem, people are using CBD. Now it becomes an alternative to conventional resources because it is safe and gives promising results.
Now the question is can CBD get you high?
As it comes from cannabis plants, people generally think it may have a psychoactive reaction. However, it also depends on which type of cannabis used for extraction. It also determines whether it gives a psychoactive buzz or not.
So here I will clear up every confusion or misconception about getting high with the use of CBD. Let’s go through the whole article to understand better.
Can CBD Get You High?
If you want to know directly then the answer is “NO”.
You will not get high using CBD if it contains 0.3% THC or less than this amount.
I already said before that CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid. It makes you relax, not make you high like taking marijuana.
Now I will explain why you won’t get high.
But there are some CBD oils that contain more than 0.3% THC which can get you high. Though it won’t make you feel that much high like taking marijuana.
What Does Being on CBD Feel Like?
As you know CBD can’t get you high without THC, so now maybe you are thinking how it feels when CBD enters your body.
The primary sensation of CBD is relaxation. Most of the users describe this in a way that it acts like neutralizing pain and discomfort or removing stress. Someone feels the effect in itself and someone feels it’s an exaggerated sense of peace and calm.
CBD is an anti-inflammatory. As a result, it can reduce pain and relax the body.
Most of the first-time consumers report that they get the first effects within 30 minutes after taking CBD oil. But when they inhale, it takes a maximum of 5 minutes to feel the effect. Oral CBD products like capsules and edibles usually take more time like 40–120 minutes to start the effect.
In short CBD oil can make you feel:
- Relaxed & Calm
- Less in pain
- Relieved from stress
Is CBD Actually Non-Psychoactive?
The thing is CBD can’t get you high, but there is a fact that it’s not completely psychoactive.
There’s a little bit of difference between psychoactive and intoxicating effects.
So basically psychoactive means “affecting the mind or behavior.” You know CBD doesn’t affect your behavior, but it definitely affects your mind. If you think clearly, CBD reduces anxiety, and by reducing anxiety your mood can be improved. This means you become happier and behave differently than when you were anxious.
So, theoretically, CBD actually is psychoactive. Though many people wouldn’t agree with it. But it is a fact.
Hope you guys clearly understand through the article that CBD can get you high or not.