Have you ever found yourself trying to speak seriously to someone about CBD, only to be met with a wall of scepticism? Have you been quizzed about the safety of Cannabidiol, questions of its uses and, perhaps the most common, the claim that it will get you high?
As something that’s relatively uncharted in terms of scientific research, you’d be forgiven for being unsure about the effects of CBD, but we’re here to get you up to speed on why CBD won’t get you high.
To feel comfortable and confident when you use CBD products, it’s important to distinguish and to understand what THC is, where it comes from, and what its effects are.
What Is THC?Like CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC as it’s more commonly known, is one over hundred cannabinoids discovered in the cannabis family of plants – of which the versatile and hardy hemp plant is also a member of.
While the illegal cannabis plant has a reputation for getting one ‘high’ or ‘stoned’, the overriding feeling associated is predominantly provided by the psychoactive molecule THC.
In cannabis plants with a rich THC content, sticky crystals will form as the resin is secreted by the glands found in the flowers or ‘buds’ of the plant, which will also contain other cannabinoids such as CBD, THCV, CBN, CBG among many more.
It’s the prominence and high content of THC found in these plants that can cause users to experience hallucinations among other mental effects induced by absorbing the cannabinoid into your body. The percentage of THC found in cannabis can be anything up to 30%.
Do CBD Products Contain THC?
All CBD is sourced from Hemp which is used to make an abundance of items – from paper to building materials. Hemp has been cultivated for industrial use for centuries due to the durable fibres of the plant.
A rich source of the cannabinoid CBD, importantly it’s this kind of legal industrial hemp that contains less than 0.1% THC, which means that when you use CBD products, there is just not enough THC to give you that ‘high’ feeling that has become so synonymous with the cultivation of cannabis today.
Buying CBD With Confidence
CBD won’t get you high which means that you can still be a perfectly law-abiding citizen that won’t say anything silly at the dinner party (we can’t promise that – we don’t know what your dining habits are like). Why not take a look and see if a CBD supplement is right for you?