CBD: Does It Get You High?
Many people have hesitancies with jumping into the world of CBD – cannabidiol – out of fears that it will get them “high.” But, does CBD even possess the ability to do so? The short answer is, no, CBD will not get you high! Cannabinoids, including compounds THC and CBD, do not affect the vital functions of the brain. Because of this, you’ll never have to worry about overdosing on either of them. With that said, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can certainly be inhibiting due to its intoxicating properties.
What Are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoid is a term that refers to one of the 113 currently-discovered compounds found in cannabis plants. This family of chemical substances includes THC, which is psychoactive, CBD, which is not, plus many others. Within any form of Cannabis, THC and CBD are found most abundantly, though sometimes more one than the other.
Where Does CBD Come From?
Cannabis plants come in a few strains, including indicas and sativas. Hemp and marijuana are both derived from a Cannabis sativa strain. Hemp, however, has historically been grown for more useful purposes, like making textile goods. Hemp is naturally higher in CBD and has nearly no THC, which is why we derive our non-psychoactive CBD oil from it. Our CBD 101 page features more information about the origins of CBD.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD works by entering the body and attaching to parts of the endocannabinoid system. Your endocannabinoid system works as a homeostatic control center, running the functions that keep you alive, well, and balanced day-in and day-out. Our bodies make our own chemicals that work within this system, called endogenous cannabinoids. However, these endogenous cannabinoids are really just neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that allow the body to “talk” to itself, communicating different things through chemicals like anandamide, 2-AG, NADA, and OAE.
Sometimes, our bodies lack the necessary components to produce sufficient neurotransmitters, and our bodies will find it harder to communicate with themselves. In situations like these, CBD can be extremely beneficial, supplementing the endocannabinoid system with ways to “talk.”
Within the system are receptors, ligands, and enzymes – and CBD can affect all of them. Doing so goes on to impact thought, memory, mood, appetite, and even pain perception. Moreover, CBD seems to only impact things positively! It functions as an antioxidant, works as an anti-inflammatory agent, and is medically proven to treat certain diseases and disorders.
Technically speaking, any compound that affects the brain is “psychoactive,” and CBD’s impact on things like thought, memory, and mood do make it one. However, CBD does not cause an intoxicating psychoactive effect the way THC does. In fact, CBD actually inhibits the negative effects of THC, or at least balances them, if you personally decide to take both together.
cannajoy’s CBD Products Won’t Get You High
cannajoy’s products are derived entirely from hemp, which has been grown over time to have virtually no THC. The national maximum of THC allowed in a legal CBD product is 0.3%, and our items are third-party tested and verified to come in far below that at just 0.02%! We understand that finding a product that suits your body and brain equally is incredibly important, and no matter which way you choose to take CBD, cannajoy’s product range will provide all the goodness of cannabis without the high associated with marijuana.