Will CBD Oil Get Me High?
As CBD oil products continue to rise in popularity across America, many consumers are seeking information on what it is and whether or not it’s something they would add to their daily routines. Because CBD is relatively new to most people – it only became federally legal in 2018 – many do not understand its relationship to marijuana and assume it will get you “high” or “stoned”. In fact, a recent survey shows that 39% of Americans think that CBD is another name for marijuana and that 23% of those who purchased CBD products did so because they thought it would give them a high.
It’s easy to understand why people would get CBD and marijuana confused, and there’s more on that in this article. First, here is the simple answer to the question at hand: CBD will not get you high. Now, let’s dig deeper into the relationship between CBD and marijuana and why CBD is a natural addition to your daily routine that will not cause a psychoactive high.
How Are CBD Oil and Marijuana Related?
CBD and marijuana are related through the Cannabis Sativa plant, which has two species – hemp and marijuana. Both species contain a variety of cannabinoids, which are natural compounds that interact with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). The hemp plant has a high concentration of cannabidiol, the cannabinoid known as CBD which has many potential benefits including promoting a sense of calmness, focus, and better rest*. It is not psychoactive and does not get you high. The CBD oil products sold legally in the United States are made with hemp-derived CBD, which means that these products will not get you high.
The marijuana plant has a high concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, which is psychoactive and produces the feeling of being high. While medical and recreational marijuana are legal in some states, it is not federally legal like hemp-derived CBD.
Is CBD Oil THC-Free?
The hemp plant contains trace amounts of THC, with the amounts far too small to produce any type of psychoactive effect. In order to be sold legally in the United States, CBD oil products must contain less than 0.3% THC. Full spectrum CBD oil retains trace amounts of THC (less than 0,3%) and a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds. Broad spectrum CBD oil also has a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds but has all traces of THC removed. Finally, CBD isolate is pure CBD with all other compounds removed.
Maddyn uses full spectrum CBD oil in our tincture and capsules and broad spectrum CBD oil in our crème. Our clean and safe extraction process retains the beneficial compounds of hemp such as minor cannabinoids and terpenes naturally produced by the cannabis plant. Our lab reports are available for review and to ensure that our products do not contain contaminants, heavy metals, or fungicides. We encourage you to read more about our Farm to Life Standard.
And Now...the TLDR Version
- Hemp-derived CBD oil is federally legal in the United States and will not get you high.
- CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant, one of two species of the Cannabis Sativa plant. The other species of the Cannabis Sativa plant is marijuana, which does produce the psychoactive effect knows as a high.
- People often confuse CBD and marijuana because of this relationship, but they are different in cannabinoid concentration and their effects on the body.
Now that you know more about CBD oil and that it won’t get you high, it’s time to consider making it part of your daily recovery routine. Shop our plant-based CBD oil wellness products today and get free shipping plus a 30-day risk-free trial.