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 necessity 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.
As the scientific research regarding the wide variety of cannabinoids and the effects and roles they play within our bodies continues, we do know a little bit about THC. 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 0.2% THC, which means that when you use CBD products, there is just not enough THC to have close to the effect that has become so synonymous with the cultivation of cannabis today.
Buying CBD With ConfidenceWhen you buy CBD, you should feel confident and safe in the knowledge that was you’re doing is legal – because it is!
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).
Great for improving your relaxing time, people use CBD for a variety of reasons. Currently, no palliative or remedial benefits are recognised by the EU and the UK in regards to the medicinal benefits of CBD. However, there is a vast amount of first-hand anecdotal accounts of people being helped by CBD for various conditions.
Since we cannot make medical claims about our products, we encourage you to browse the thousands of reputable studies regarding CBD published online and talk with your doctor to see if a CBD supplement is right for you.