Can CBD make You High?

As the popularity of medical Cannabis is growing, there is a lot of talk about the mental effects of the several chemicals that Cannabis contains. Many people, for example, wonder if they will get “High” or “stoned” if they consume CBD oil or capsules.

CBD is a natural chemical compound that is derived from the Cannabis plant. CBD oil has a lot of medical benefits. Results from research have shown that CBD has anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It doesn’t give one the psychoactive properties of THC, and CBD does not get one high. This means that it can be used anytime that one desires it without any reservations.

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There are various health benefits of both the most famous cannabinoids – THC and CBD. CBD has antioxidant, anticonvulsant, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic and neuroprotective effect. THC has analgesic, appetite stimulating, antispasmodic, anti-tremor, anti-emetic and anti-inflammatory properties. But THC is a psychoactive compound. It is the one and main reason that keeps Cannabis illegal for so many decades.

For years, CBD had been overlooked by the general public and medical practitioners as the high of psychoactive marijuana was easier to notice.

To understand CBD, you must take a deep look at its chemical components. CBD is one of the 80 chemical compounds that Cannabis contains, that called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are agonists that can connect to the cannabinoids receptors on the body. These are distinct receptors on the cells.

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Receptors are heavily found in the central nervous system, but you can also find them in other organs in the body. Cannabinoid receptors can be found in the digestive tract, the skin, and reproductive organs. CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in our cells. Our brain receptors are sensitive to chemical messengers within the brain as well as those produced outside the body, such as CBD.

Both plants originate from Cannabis Sativa L. Hemp does not make one high since it contains less than 0.3% THC. Both marijuana and hemp are cannabis plants, but they are different from each other.

More over, as vaporizers become more and more popular, it ‘s good to know that CBD vape oil made from all-natural hemp plants contain only the active CBD components, without the psychotropic effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and it medical compenents are also not the same or work within the body in the same way. 

It is also important to know that Medical Marijuana and industrial are very 2 different plants. Medical does contain CBD and the chemical properties of the CBD are much stronger and potent. In some cases the industrial hemp CBD can be very helpfu and in other cases patients need the CBD from the Medical Marijuana plant to relief seizures and other disorders. The CBD and THC can be completely separated in the Medical Marijuana plant and use for different medical conditions.


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3 thoughts on “Can CBD make You High?”

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  2. Lydia McFadden

    How to sensibly buy LEGAL cbd oil? Because I got a letter saying customs has confiscated my package two times already and I’m pissed.

    1. HI Lydia,
      I used to buy it through different companies and if its the CBD oil from the industrial hemp plant which is legal in all 50 states I wouldn’t know why they would be confiscating it. Did you call the company and ask them why or ask them to check into it? This is really weird that they would do that. I know that they confiscate if people try to ship CBD Medical Marijuana but you can’t buy that in all 50 states. I wish I knew what to tell you because that is ridiculous. There is 2 kinds of CBD oil one is from the Medical Marijuana plant and the other is from the hemp plant. They are related but not the same in all ways. I don’t blame you for being pissed I would too. There are a lot of companies out the selling the CBD oil from the hemp plant so maybe you need to find a different brand. But they are not all alike so make sure its a high quality without a lot of additives and such. Good luck. Hope you can get it straighten out.

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