CBD Facts: Can CBD get you high?

There is a lot of confusion about CBD. Some people think it can get you high, but this is not true. CBD is non-intoxicating, while THC is intoxicating. Cannabis is safe, natural, and non-addictive. In this article, we will dispel some of the myths about CBD.

What is CBD, and why doesn’t it make you high?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Cannabinoids are the active compounds in cannabis, and they can have different effects depending on which one you use.

THC is the cannabinoid that gets you high, while CBD does not.

We have so many legal CBD products on the market today because manufacturers have found ways to extract CBD from the plants and isolate it. This means that you can get all of the benefits of CBD without any of the psychoactive effects of THC.

CBD is non-intoxicating, which means it will not make you high. It can, however, have other effects on your body and mind. CBD can help to relieve anxiety, reduce pain, and promote relaxation. (1)

If you are looking for a product that will make you high, you want one containing THC. If you are looking for a product that will not make you high, you want one that contains CBD. It is as simple as that!

Is CBD intoxicating or psychoactive?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a substance is only considered psychoactive if it “affects mental processes, such as cognition.” (2) By this definition, CBD could be regarded as psychoactive, but the key distinguishing factor is that CBD is non-intoxicating. This means that it will not have any intoxicating effects on your mind or body.

You won’t feel elated or euphoric as you would from consuming a product containing THC.

The only time a CBD product could cause intoxication is if there is a significant amount of THC in it. However, most CBD products on the market contain little to no THC, so you can rest assured that they will not get you high.

What Is the Difference Between CBD and THC?

It is natural to ask yourself, “what is the difference between CBD and THC?” After all, they are both cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. However, there are some key differences that you should know about.

THC is the cannabinoid that gets you high. It binds to the CB receptors in your brain and will cause psychoactive effects, often described as ‘getting high’. It is a term we are all familiar with. It is the main reason smoking weed or marijuana has been illegal for so long.

CBD, on the other hand, is non-intoxicating. In fact, it actually works to counteract some of the effects of THC. It is also non-addictive, while THC can be addictive to some people. Interestingly enough, CBD has been shown to help people reduce their dependence on THC. (3)

So, what is the difference between CBD and THC? 

THC gets you high, while CBD does not, but there is a lot more to the story when you start to look at the research that has been done on using CBD for therapeutic purposes. Let’s take a look at those as they relate to impacting your mood.

What are the mood-altering effects of CBD?

We have to be careful when proclaiming that CBD is a cure for this or that ailment. Despite waves of anecdotal evidence suggesting it is a better alternative to harsh pharmaceuticals in treating specific conditions, more research still needs to be done.

People who suffer from mood disorders like anxiety and depression are turning to CBD in ever-increasing numbers, so why is that?

CBD’s primary sensation is relaxation, but people sometimes use it to neutralise pain and discomfort or remove stress. It can be hard to parse out how much of those effects are due to the placebo effect. Still, there is plenty of ongoing research into CBD’s potential medical applications.

Since it is currently classified as a supplement in the UK, most people will use CBD products like our CBD-infused drinks as part of their daily routine. This is because they are a convenient, low-dose way of consuming CBD that you can integrate into your day as you see fit.

How THC and CBD affect your mood differently

It is safe to say that both THC and CBD can significantly impact your mood. However, they do so in very different ways. THC binds to specific CB receptors in your brain and will cause psychoactive effects, often described as ‘getting high’. On the other hand, whilst binding to the same receptors, CBD does not result in any psychoactive effects.

CBD has actually been shown to help alleviate anxiety and improve mood in people who regularly smoke weed. (4) So, if you’re looking for a way to improve your mood, it might be worth trying CBD instead of THC.

Is CBD safe to consume?

CBD is generally considered to be a safe product for adults to use. However, it does produce side effects for some people, including nausea, fatigue, and irritability. It may also interact with certain medications, so check with your doctor before use.

Long-term use hasn’t been studied extensively, so it’s unknown if there are any potential risks associated with CBD use over prolonged periods. However, as with any product, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before use to make sure it’s right for you.

Since not all CBD products are made by reputable companies, it’s essential to research before purchasing any CBD product. Make sure to look for products that are third-party tested.

Our CBD-infused soft drinks are made with the highest quality ingredients. They are third-party tested to ensure ingredient quality and safety. If you’re looking for a safe and delicious way to enjoy CBD, look no further than The Leaf Life. You’ll find our CBD drinks in Holland and Barrett stores across the country, or you can buy them online from our website.

CBD is a great natural alternative for those looking for relief from anxiety, pain, and other conditions. However, it’s important to remember that it’s not suitable for everyone. Stop using and talk to your doctor if you experience any side effects.