You’ve done your research, you’re reading almost every day about the health benefits of CBD, and now you’re ready to start your CBD journey. You know people from all walks of life are using CBD (cannabidiol) for several different ailments from anxiety to depression, stress, pain, inflammation, insomnia, and skin conditions. You’ve read that more and more studies reveal CBD as a safe big pharma alternative to deal with these health issues so why not give it a try? Because you have one more question…
Will CBD make me high?
Short answer: No.
But we know why you asked. Really, it’s a good question. You know CBD occurs naturally in cannabis plants just like THC, but here’s the difference: CBD does not have intoxicating properties.
Well, why not? Because CBD and THC interact differently with our bodies.
Both CBD and THC interact with CB1 receptors throughout our body’s endocannabinoid system, but they seem to have the opposite effect. Where THC binds and activates these receptors, causing the “marijuana high”, CBD acts as a modulator of the endocannabinoid system and blocks any intoxicating effects.
OK, makes sense, but what about full-spectrum CBD?
Another good question! (Dang you’re smart!) Full-spectrum CBD can contain up to 0.3% THC, so with the THC in there will that get you high? No, it shouldn’t but it will make CBD work better. What’s known as “the entourage effect”, a synergy between cannabinoids and terpenes, this small amount of THC in full-spectrum CBD products acts as a catalyst and helps CBD reach its full potential.
Great! But if CBD won’t make me feel high, how will it make me feel?
Short answer: Relaxed and calm.
CBD works by telling your endocannabinoid system to release more of those endocannabinoid goodies and slows down their breakdown in your body. With more cannabinoids circulating in your body, you feel more relaxed and calmer both physically and mentally. With this increase in cannabinoids levels many people report feeling less stress and a boost in mental clarity and focus.
As you start your CBD journey, please keep in mind that CBD affects everyone a little differently. CBD dosage depends on several factors: size and body weight, severity of condition, and tolerance to CBD. So, take it slow and work your way up until you find your proper daily dosage and adjust as necessary. This process can take anywhere from 5-15 days. Then, with your dosage dialed in you can begin to feel your very best – everyone deserves that!
The information contained in this post is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice.