CBD oil is believed to bring many positive benefits to those who use it. You may have had friends or family suggest using hemp oil as a supplement because of the relief they have found. At first glance, the thought of consuming something that many people refer to as “cannabis oil” may worry you because it almost sounds like it can make you intoxicated. After all, cannabidiol, CBD, does come from the cannabis plant, the same plant from which THC comes.
It is hard to ignore CBD oil as a possible solution when so many people speak of it so highly, but does CBD get you high?
What It Means to Be Psychoactive
A psychoactive drug is a chemical substance that acts upon an individual’s central nervous system and alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes to behavioral patterns, consciousness, mood, or perception.1 While drugs like this are occasionally beneficial and prescribed by doctors, such as pain-killers, anti-depressants, or anti-psychotics, they can affect many aspects of one’s life. They have the potential to make you act like a different person. The important psychoactive compound in marijuana is THC.2 THC will alter brain function and make you high.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound.2 Because of that, CBD will not get you high. You can take your CBD oil with confidence, knowing that it will not get you high if it contains no THC, or even if your cannabis oil contains very low levels of THC.
So Every CBD Oil Will Not Get Me High? (Spoiler: False)
Every product line that Complete Hemp offers will not get you high. This does not mean that every CBD oil that you could possibly purchase will not contain enough THC to get you high. In states where medical or recreational cannabis is legal, you may find some cannabis oils that contain large amounts of THC, and these will get you high.
Having a small amount of THC is not necessarily a bad thing. It has long been hypothesized that having the full spectrum of compounds found in cannabis allows for a synergistic effect, the “entourage effect,” which can provide greater relief in some instances.3 So long as your CBD oil does not contain a large amount of THC, less than 0.3%, you will not get high.
How Is My CBD Hemp Oil Helping Me?
All cannabinoids, THC and CBD included, interact with the endocannabinoid system to provide a range of effects.
The endocannabinoid system has shown the potential to modulate the following:
- Neurodegenerative conditions4
- Pulmonary and cardiovascular function4
- Neuroinflammation (which has links to epilepsy)5
Which CBD Oil Is Right For Me?
As a reminder, none of Complete Hemp’s products will get you high. At Complete Hemp, we offer the following range of product lines to help you find the correct CBD product for you:
- CBD isolate. This contains only CBD, no other phytocannabinoids, which are the cannabinoids found in hemp.
- Full-spectrum CBD oil. This contains the full spectrum of phytocannabinoids found in the hemp from which it was extracted as well as terpenes and flavonoids. It contains less than 0.3% THC and will not get you high, but still allows for some of the potential therapeutic benefits that THC can offer.
- Broad Spectrum 2-1 ratio CBD-CBG, and 1-1 ratio CBD-CBG. These are similar to the full-spectrum oil, but with their respective ratios of CBD-CBG, and contain no THC.
- CBD oil for dogs, cats, and horses. Nearly every animal has an endocannabinoid system and has the potential to see relief from CBD oil.4 CBD oil can now be shared with our furry friends!
- Skincare products
- Pain and skin relief products
Whichever CBD product you choose for your health, Complete Hemp will be here to help!
3Ben-Shabat S, Fride E, Sheskin T, Tamiri T, Rhee MH, Vogel Z, Bisogno T, De Petrocellis L, Di Marzo V, Mechoulam R. An entourage effect: inactive endogenous fatty acid glycerol esters enhance 2-arachidonoyl-glycerol cannabinoid activity. Eur J Pharmacol. 1998 Jul 17;353(1):23-31. doi: 10.1016/s0014-2999(98)00392-6. PMID: 9721036.
5Cheung KAK, Peiris H, Wallace G, Holland OJ, Mitchell MD. The Interplay between the Endocannabinoid System, Epilepsy and Cannabinoids. Int J Mol Sci. 2019;20(23):6079. Published 2019 Dec 2. doi:10.3390/ijms20236079