Does CBD Get You High?

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CBD and Modern Medicine

Medical studies have shown the potential for CBD to help people from anxiety to inflammation. CBD is already incorporated into modern medicine for children with severe epilepsy in the US, and pain relief for cancer patients in Canada. It’s likely as clinical studies progress, that more CBD will be used in mainstream medicine. 

Even with the hopes of a natural solution to some chronic conditions, some are still worried about the use of CBD and wonder if it could end up doing more harm than good. One of the questions many have is does CBD get you high?

 

Can You Get High From CBD?

Oils can be produced from the cannabis (marijuana) plant, a cousin to hemp. However, CBD oil comes from the hemp plant. 

Hemp is a plant that has less than 0.3 THC. Cannabis oil derived from marijuana is likely to have high levels of THC; the compound that gets you ‘high ‘when you use marijuana. In the US, it is usually marketed as medical marijuana and is only legal in certain states.

Even if you consume CBD in high dosages, you still won’t get high. You may, however, experience feelings of dizziness and nausea.

 

Why Doesn’t CBD Get You High?

The body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that produces Phyto-compounds like those found in cannabis plants. The ECS, a vital component of the central nervous system, has receptors known as CB1 and CB2 receptors. 

CB1 receptors are more common in the brain, while the latter is mostly found in the immune cells. CB1 receptors influence bodily processes such as cognitive functions, mood, and movement. When you consume cannabis products, cannabinoids interact with the receptors (mostly the CB1 receptors) in certain ways.

THC interacts with the CB1 receptors by activating them. This results in a feeling of being high

CBD is considered a CB1 antagonist. This means that it blocks the activation of CB1 receptors and prevents the intoxicating impact that could be caused by activating CB1 receptors.

 

Is CBD Legal?

CBD Oil is legal under federal law, passed by the 2018 Farm Bill.

Congress passed the bill to primarily ensure that hemp-derived CBD oil is available for medical research. It was also noted that CBD oil with less than 0.3% THC is not a high-risk product and has little risk of side effects when used responsibly. 

Most states have passed the bill at a local government level with minor restrictions, such as age or food additive regulations. These restrictions are usually in-line with the FDA regulations on CBD oil.

Purchasing from an online retailer with independent third party testing is an easy way to ensure that you get a high-quality product, delivered straight to your door. All our CBD products are organically farmed, and independently triple batch tested. Every package comes with a unique QR-Code to tell you everything you need to know about your CBD product.

 

Uses and Benefits Of CBD

numerous studies are being conducted to determine whether CBD could be used in healthcare to promote the well-being of patients. Thanks to its low risk of side effects it’s widely studied across the globe.

It is hypothesized that the cannabinoid could provide several health benefits to patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions. The following is a list of some of the potential benefits that are being researched:

  • Help in reducing inflammation and joint pains associated with arthritis.
  • Help in managing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that results in the destruction of myelin and affects the communication between the brain and the rest of the body.
  • Encourage the central nervous system to produce cannabinoids to deal with chronic pain.
  • Help in reducing the severity of anxiety by encouraging the brain to release serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood and social behavior.
  • Help in managing the symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment.
  • Help in reducing acne by limiting the production of sebum and preventing the activation of inflammatory cytokines.
  • Contribute to the management of neurological disorders such Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Promote good health of the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Help people to quit smoking by reducing the craving for nicotine.
  • Help people suffering from chronic sleep disorders to have an improved quality of sleep by helping them to to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • Help in relieving migraines by reducing inflammation.
  • Help in moisturizing skin by countering the free radicals in the skin that promote skin dullness, wrinkles,  and redness.

Please Note: CBD is not a replacement for medications. If you take any prescription medications, please consult with your doctor or healthcare provider before trying CBD.

 

The Side Effects of CBD

You already know that CBD use does not lead to significant psychoactive effects and doesn’t get you high. But does it have any other side effects? Generally, the use of CBD is considered safe and there are no regularly documented adverse side effects. However, it is advisable to use caution because you may experience the following side effects on rare occasions:

  • Negative interaction with certain medications. If you are managing your mental health with medication, CBD is not suitable to use if you take any antipsychotic drugs. Always consult your doctor or healthcare provider before taking CBD with prescribed medicines. If you have been advised to avoid grapefruit while taking medication, you should not take CBD.

  • A feeling of dry mouth due to inhibited secretion of saliva by the salivary glands.

  • Feelings of drowsiness and lightheadedness, especially if you consume high doses of CBD.

  • A slight drop in blood pressure.

  • Diarrhea, feelings of tiredness, and change in weight and appetite.

 

CBD can interact with certain medicines. If you are worried about CBD side effects, speak to your healthcare provider before taking CBD. 

It would be best if you first decided what benefit you hope to gain from CBD use. Then, beginning on a low dose, keep a note of how you feel each day over a week. You can slowly increase or decrease the dosage according to how it affects you. The time of day you take your CBD oil will also play a part in its effectiveness. 

Here at BuyCBDProducts, we are available to assist you at the beginning of your CBD journey and answer any questions you have about taking CBD. 

Purchasing from an online retailer with independent third party testing is an easy way to ensure that you get a high-quality product, delivered straight to your door. All our CBD products are organically farmed, and independently triple batch tested. Every package comes with a unique QR-Code to tell you everything you need to know about your CBD product.

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