Can You Get High on CBD Oil?

CBD oil is a remarkable product available in different forms, capsules, tinctures, edibles, and balms.

Despite its growing popularity many still ask the question: does CBD oil make you high? Well, the answer is NO it does not!

And that is a reason behind the legalization of CBD in the several States of America. 

It’s the oil derived from cannabis or hemp plant.  In layman’s terms, CBD is the good component of hemp plants and THC is the bad one, mainly because the later one can get you high. Special extraction techniques are used to separate THC from Cannabidiol or CBD.

Because it relieves pain without giving the high, patients of chronic pain, cancer, and many other diseases are taking a leap of faith and are trying it out.

A Popular Research – CBD Vs THC

In 2014, Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology conducted research to determine the efficacy and safety of medical marijuana’s components on neurological disorders. Pills with different concentrations of both cannabis components were made to analyze the impact of THC and CBD on our nervous system.

It was found that THC causes the production of different neurotransmitters in our body; one of them is dopamine that causes excitement, and a person shows symptoms of getting high. On the contrary, those who took CBD capsules exhibited no such symptoms.

Simply Put

THC reacts with our brain receptors and causes a person to get high and displays memory loss problems. On the other hand, CBD interacts with our brain receptors in a positive way as it helps in relieving pain and treats diseases including epilepsy and seizures.

CBD is Anti-Psychoactive

THC being psychoactive means that THC can cause sedation, relaxation, anxiety, and even delusions or hallucinations. CBD is anti-psychoactive which means it does not result in any such feelings. In fact, CBD oil relieves pain, so that does make you relaxed but in a positive way.

Numerous patients with epilepsy and seizure have been given only CBD oil as a medication, and the results were amazing as the number of attack in a given period decreased, but the patients showed no signs of getting high. 

Political Intervention

Considering the medical proof on the benefits of CBD oil; on 26th of June 2015, a hearing was held between Sen. Charles Grassley from Iowa and Sen. Feinstein from California to discuss the option of legalizing CBD. Grassley said that considering CBD has no psychoactive effects; there is no reason of keeping CBD illegal under the federal law even if it is derived from a cannabis plant.

It is not a drug that takes control of lives of people and makes them an addict. On the contrary, CBD does not result in a high, and it is not addictive as well. In fact, it has shown promising results in treating people.

Hemp or Marijuana: CBD Extraction

Hemp and marijuana are two well-known names for cannabis plant, but both are cultivated for different uses. In hemp the CBD concentration is high, and THC is little, but in marijuana, the situation is the opposite. The concentration of THC is higher in marijuana than CBD. Therefore, Hemp is used in extracting CBD rather than marijuana. The chances of presence of THC in CBD oil are rare.

Hemp contains 0.5% to 1% of THC that can also be reduced to 0% with some new breeding techniques. This method is used to breed Hemp so that the plant has a negligible amount of THC.

Future Prospects

Although the ongoing research has yet to prove many benefits of CBD, those that have been proven by medical research are outstanding. The fact that CBD can cure neurological disorders in adults and children is a breakthrough discovery in itself. While science will take some time to prove the benefits, one thing that we’re sure of is that CBD oil doesn’t get you high and isn’t addictive. In other words, it has a bright future.