Does CBD Get You High?
CBD has Many Effects, But Will It Get You High?
Not too long ago, CBD was a rather obscure and sadly-overlooked cousin of the better-known cannabinoid THC. In recent years, however, CBD has earned its own spotlight thanks to the fact that more and more people are becoming educated about its numerous health benefits. This being the case, a lot of people have questions about it, not the least of which is – does CBD get you high?
Let’s take a look.
Will CBD Get You High?
The short answer is, no, CBD doesn’t get you high.
There was a time when it was impossible to separate CBD from its psychoactive friend THC, meaning to get the health benefits of the former you had to accept the side-effects of the latter. But modern growing methods have allowed growers to develop cannabis plants that maximize CBD content while minimizing THC, then new processing techniques made it so producers can virtually eliminate THC and other unwanted elements from the equation altogether.
As a result, the CBD products like oils, hash, and flowers can be crafted to provide the utmost in health benefits, minus the stony effect.
Why Doesn’t CBD Get You High?
So now let’s take a look at the science behind why CBD doesn’t get you high.
To boil it down, the functions of the human body are largely driven by neurons that are powered when various compounds attach to their receptors (think of receptors as electric plugs). Many of these receptors are built to match cannabinoids which exist naturally in both your body and cannabis plants. Cannabinoids like THC fit perfectly into said receptors, and provide them with the power they need to activate.
CBD, however, doesn’t fit correctly, and as a result it both blocks the admittance of THC (thereby decreasing its negative effects like anxiety or hyper-euphoria, aka “getting high”), and activates other receptors that work to regulate pain, depression, anxiety, and a range of other biological and neurological systems.
In other words, CBD shuts down the negative neurons while powering the positive.
The resulting health benefits are numerous enough to warrant their own article (which we have conveniently provided here.) Suffice to say that CBD is a powerful tool for anyone looking for a natural, legal solution to pain, anxiety, depression, and a host of other conditions, and it provides its relief without unwanted side effects.
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