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Does CBD Oil Get You High?

By MaryAnn Stanger ND  •  0 comments  •   6 minute read

Does CBD Oil Get You High

Does CBD oil get you high? The answer is typically no, but that depends on the CBD oil or product. It's common for people to have the mixed conception that anything cannabis or hemp is Marijuana related and, therefore, will get the user high.

However, it's important to know that not all Hemp products are designed to get the user high, and that's where hemp-derived products like CBD come into play. This blog will cover the basics of CBD and its effects, along with what to watch out for so you don't get accidentally high.


What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound in the cannabis hemp plant. This natural compound is known as a cannabinoid. CBD is one of the hundred cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, but it is more well-known because of its many benefits.

CBD is known to assist with improving comfort levels. CBD can ease discomfort and improve mood, and it can be used as a sleep aid. Taking CBD daily has great health benefits and helps support overall wellness for both the mind and body.


What Cannabinoid Creates The High in Hemp?

Another well-known natural compound from the cannabis plant is THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the compound that many associate with "getting high" or "marijuana." The effects of THC is known for having psychoactive effects when consumed or smoked.

The psychoactive effects are usually accompanied by feelings of pleasure, euphoria, comfort, or heightened sensory perception. This is where THC and CBD are very different. Where THC effects are centered around euphoria, CBD is based on improved comfort levels.


Can You Get High From CBD Oil?

The answer to whether or not you can get high from CBD oil comes down to the type of CBD product you purchase. CBD is usually sold under three different categories. The most popular option is Full Spectrum CBD.

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Full Spectrum CBD

To be classified as a Full Spectrum CBD product, the product must contain a full cannabis profile. This means the oil contains CBD and THC, along with other cannabinoids. Full Spectrum CBD is the most popular because of its full cannabis profile, which includes THC. The profile allows for a stronger entourage effect to take place.

The entourage effect is when the cannabinoids work together to amplify each offer's benefits. The more cannabinoids available, the greater the results. Full Spectrum CBD products are the only type of CBD that may cause a consumer to get high. But for that to be true, the bottle must contain a minimum of 1-2.5mg of THC per serving.

Most Full Spectrum CBD products on the internet or in stores contain less than 0.3% or trace amounts of THC. A bottle of CBD with less than 0.3% THC should not cause the user to get high. 

Broad Spectrum CBD

Broad Spectrum CBD generally has all the same cannabinoids as Full Spectrum CBD, minus the THC content. Broad Spectrum is still highly effective but may have less entourage effects than the Full Spectrum option. Broad Spectrum CBD is generally legal in all 50 states and cannot get the consumer high.

CBD Isolate

You are left with white crystals when CBD is isolated completely from the other cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. These crystals are ground into a fine powder and become a CBD isolate.

CBD Isolate powder is popular because of its versatility. That Isolate powder can easily be added to edibles, capsules, and oils. Plus, it is completely free from THC and all other cannabinoids. There is no chance of experiencing a high with an actual CBD Isolate product.

So, can you get high from CBD? No, CBD alone will not get you high. However, CBD products that contain THC may cause you to get high, depending on the levels of THC in the product. So, you may ask yourself, if CBD doesn't get me high, what can I expect from taking CBD?


How Will CBD Make Me Feel?

The answer to this question depends on the individual taking it. CBD offers different results based on the user's body weight, gender, height, and age. Many people report feeling more at ease mentally and physically, improved mood, reduced discomfort and inflammation, and better overall health when consuming CBD.

Not all reports have had the same results as those above. Some have claimed they have experienced the side effects. The Side effects of CBD are diarrhea, mild nausea, dizziness, excessive fatigue, and dry mouth.

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If you experience similar side effects, you should stop taking CBD immediately. If side effects continue, it may be another factor causing the issue.


What Benefits Does CBD Offer?

We know that CBD isn't the product to use to get high. So why should you take CBD? CBD has several positive effects. Research and consumer feedback suggest CBD can help you feel more at ease mentally and physically.

These results can cause some people to feel confused as they feel that CBD may be producing a high effect. However, research suggests that CBD may assist mental health. It might also assist in reducing discomfort. (1)

CBD has also shown promise in helping those who struggle with sleeping at night. CBD assists with sleep by relaxing the mind and body enough that the user can fall asleep. More research is being performed on the extensive benefits that CBD offers. Hopefully, doctors and other healthcare providers will soon better understand how CBD works so that we might benefit from it.


Is CBD Legal to Use?

As of 2018, Congress lifted the prohibition on hemp plants and hemp-related products. This means hemp-derived CBD is federally legal, but it does not mean it's legal at the state level. In order for a hemp-derived CBD product to be legal, it must contain less than 0.3% THC. In states where cannabis or marijuana use is legal for recreational use, hemp-derived CBD can have higher levels of THC.

CBD products that have had all THC removed are legal in all 50 states, but CBD products with the federal legal limit of THC are still not legal in states like Idaho and South Dakota.


Sum It Up!

Does CBD oil get you high? That depends on the CBD oil in question. CBD that is THC-free will not cause you to get high. However, CBD oil with high levels of THC will cause you to get high.

CBD products with less than 0.3% THC should not cause you to get high as long as you follow the suggested use on the bottle. The best advice to new CBD users is to find a product that fits their lifestyle and needs and talk to your doctor. To find the best product, you must be thorough in your research for CBD.

Don't just buy what's available and in front of you. Not all CBD products are created equal; being expensive doesn't mean it's the best. Check out our guide, "How to find the best CBD oil."


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Our product stands out above the rest and is free from harmful additives and fillers. With our 30-day return policy, you can rest assured you're buying an authentic product. There is a product for everyone. Zatural has knowledge and friendly customer service agents willing and ready to assist.

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