Cannabis and THC go hand in hand. It’s hard to hear one without thinking about the other. Similarly, it’s hard to hear the terms “cannabis oil” and “weed oil” and not immediately think that they will list THC as an active ingredient. However, more and more people are using hemp extracts and hemp oils for potential health benefits which contain little to no THC. They instead contain cannabidiol (CBD) as their primary active ingredient.
What Is CBD and CBD Hemp Oil?
CBD, like THC, is a cannabinoid present in cannabis plants. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s Endocannabinoid System and create a multitude of effects.
The Endocannabinoid System has shown evidence to modulate the following:
- Anxiety and stress1
- Inflammatory conditions1
- Neurodegenerative conditions1
- Pulmonary function1
- Cardiovascular function1
- Neuroinflammation (which has strong links to epilepsy)2
Botanists in recent years have cultivated strains of cannabis that contain much higher concentrations of CBD than what was commonly found in the past. These plants can be refined to produce hemp extracts, concentrated compounds removed from the pulp of the plant matter. Hemp extracts can then be used to create a wide variety of hemp products, including CBD hemp oils. Many hemp products and CBD oils contain little to no THC.
Does CBD Get You High?
THC is the cannabinoid present in cannabis that will get you high. It is psychoactive. Conversely, CBD is non-psychoactive. Pure CBD will not get you high.3
This is important because many people want the potential hemp benefits associated with stimulating the Endocannabinoid System, but do not want to get high in the process. Cannabidiol oils that contain no THC will stimulate the Endocannabinoid System, possibly providing the potential CBD oil benefits desired, without the risk of getting high.
There are marijuana oils, particularly in states where marijuana is recreationally legal, that contain CBD as well as enough THC to get high. It is important to know all of the ingredients before consuming any hemp product. So long as the CBD product contains less than 0.3% THC, you will not get high.
Why Would I Want My CBD Tincture to Contain Any THC?
CBD isolate can be used to create pure CBD oil. With that, the rest of the cannabis plant is overlooked. It has, for a long time, been theorized that the combination of all of the chemical components from the cannabis plant, including all of the cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes creates the “entourage effect,” a synergistic effect, wherein the actual benefits received are greater than the sum of the benefits from each individual component combined.4 For that reason, many full-spectrum CBD oils have been produced containing the full spectrum of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes found in the plant from which they have been extracted. So long as less than 0.3% THC is present, you will not get high.
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