Will CBD Get You High?
As CBD is thrust into the limelight across the US, more and more people are trying to figure out what exactly CBD does. Since CBD comes from the same plant as the psychoactive THC, many non-users assume “CBD Oil” is just a new excuse for people to get high. We’re here to tell you that CBD does not get you high. CBD was only recently legalized, after almost 100 years of being misunderstood, and people are just now realizing its innate capabilities.
Learn how CBD works and the best options for beginners looking to try CBD for the first time.
What Does CBD Oil Do?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive compound found in all cannabis plants. All CBD sold nationwide is derived from the hemp plant (a form of cannabis) which includes little to none of the psychoactive (and more famous) drug in cannabis, THC. This is the substance responsible for getting users “high”.
CBD reacts with the endocannabinoid system in your body to regulate dozens of natural processes including sleep, mood, appetite, and inflammation. When someone uses CBD, it interacts with these endocannabinoid receptors to better regulate your body’s natural functions. Here is an article better explaining how the entire endocannabinoid system (ECS) works.
What Type of CBD is Best For My Symptoms?
Whether you suffer from severe pain, arthritis, anxiety, epilepsy, IBS, or a whole host of other illnesses CBD has shown to help manage, you should at least give CBD a try. We have entire article discussing the optimal dosage and type of CBD for the most popular symptoms. There is no established dosage for CBD, so we recommend that everyone start with a small dose of 5-10mg.
The different forms of CBD include tinctures (oil), gummies, topical creams, capsules, vapes, and many more! The main difference in the forms of CBD is their absorption time and amount.
CBD edibles, like gummies or capsules, take the longest time to see an effect (1-2 hours), but last the longest out of all types of CBD (8-10 hours). On the other hand, CBD tinctures and topical creams take effect in as little as 15 minutes. The form of CBD with the quickest absorption rate is CBD vapes; users can feel effects in as little as 30 seconds after ingestion. CBD vapes are the riskiest form of CBD consumption, and we do not condone CBD vaping for users under 21 years of age.