The act of using cannabis oil, or any cannabis product, connotes getting high. Historically, the cannabis plant has been used to get high for both medicinal and recreational purposes, so it’s completely understandable that one may think all products derived from cannabis are used to get high. In recent times, cannabis products containing high levels of cannabidiol (CBD) have hit the shelves. Does CBD get you high?
CBD vs THC
CBD and THC are both cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are compounds that are able to bind at receptor sites of the Endocannabinoid System found in the bodies of most animals. The Endocannabinoid System has shown evidence to modulate:
- Anxiety and stress1
- Inflammatory conditions1
- Neurodegenerative conditions1
- Pulmonary function1
- Cardiovascular function1
- Neuroinflammation (which has strong links to epilepsy)2
Both THC and CBD stimulate the Endocannabinoid System, potentially providing some much-needed relief for their users. While similar, their effects do differ to a large degree in certain areas, most notably getting high.
THC is a psychoactive compound.3 Psychoactive compounds act upon the body’s Central Nervous System, altering brain function, resulting in temporary changes to behavioral patterns, consciousness, moods, and perceptions.4 THC is the compound in cannabis that is responsible for the effect of getting high.
CBD, on the other hand, is non-psychoactive. CBD will not get you high. CBD hemp oils, and other CBD products, allow for the stimulation of the Endocannabinoid System without the side-effect of getting high.
This does not mean that every CBD oil will not get you high. Some cannabidiol oils, particularly in states where recreational marijuana is legal, contain high levels of THC in addition to CBD. So long as the product contains less than 0.3% THC, you will not get high.
The Benefit of CBD Hemp Oils With THC
THC’s inclusion in CBD products is often desired by users, not just because they enjoy getting high, but because it leads to possibly greater effects. It has been hypothesized that an “entourage effect,” a synergistic effect, occurs when the full spectrum of compounds found in cannabis is ingested.5 This spectrum includes not just cannabinoids, but flavonoids and terpenes as well.
Some full-spectrum CBD oils contain the full profile of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes, but less than 0.3% THC, meaning they will not get you high.
Complete Hemp’s CBD Oils
All of Complete Hemp’s products contain less than 0.3% THC, so you will not have to worry about any of our lineup getting you high. We offer:
- Full-Spectrum CBD Oil: These contain all of the cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes of the hemp from which they were extracted.
- Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil with a 2:1 ratio of CBD:CBG: This contains a broad spectrum of the cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes, focusing on high amounts of CBD and CBG. It is THC free.
- Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil with a 1:1 ratio of CBD:CBG: This is just like the 2:1 broad-spectrum oil, but with a 1:1 ratio of CBD:CBG. This is THC free.
- CBD Isolate Oil: This is a pure CBD isolate. It doesn’t contain any other part of the spectrum.
In addition to those oils, we have also formulated a CBD oil for dogs, cats, and horses! If you have found benefit from CBD products, you can share the same benefit with your fur-babies!
Try each of our CBD oils and find out which one best suits your needs!
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