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Can CBD Get You High? And How Does It Feel?

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Can you get high from CBD? How does CBD make you feel? These are frequently asked questions in terms of CBD. Due to its relationship with marijuana, it is normal to get these types of questions. There was once a time marijuana was known to be the devil’s lettuce, so there’s a bit of a stigma attached to cannabis, but based on questions asked, this article will shed light on CBD that could help you have a better view of CBD. 

In terms of cannabis, there are two main sources: marijuana and hemp. Hemp, also referred to as industrial hemp, contains a high volume of CBD and low THC. While on the other hand, marijuana contains a high volume of THC being a psychoactive compound of cannabis and a low volume of CBD. 

What is CBD?

CBD is mainly derived from cannabis plants and offers therapeutic benefits that are proven to be true. The CBD oil in the UK doesn’t contain intoxicating effects like tetrahydrocannabinol THC. Cannabidiol CBD is properly regulated and is sold without prescriptions in most places. Also, high volumes of CBD from cannabis can be bought online, even without having a marijuana card. 

Hemp and marijuana fall under the same category of plants: Cannabis Sativa. Over the years, hemp has been grown for heavy stalks, and its fibres being used for sails, clothing, etc. Whereby most THC in cannabis is derived from the flowering of the plant, people who grow marijuana have sought plants with buds and bred CBD out over the years, which regulates the high volume of THC. 

There could be some psychoactive effects from CBD; we will read through that below. Whether CBD effects are classified as high or not, taking CBD either through vaping or oil changes your current mood. There are effects regarded as pleasant as those offered by THC. Unlike high compounds like THC, a person cannot fail a drug test while using CBD, given that you carefully choose the right products. 

Can CBD get you high?

CBD and THC are mood-changing compounds with therapeutic benefits such as nausea and pain relief, reduces inflammation, and treats seizures. Despite both cannabinoids being psychoactive, THC is more intoxicating, and CBD helps in elevating relaxation of mind and calmness. 

However, marijuana containing CBD and THC barely has undesirable effects like anxiety but is sometimes linked with a high volume of THC and low in CBD. CBD is in competition with THC on CB1 receptors; thereby, it regulates the negative effects of THC. 

CBD changes your mood, giving you a calm state of mind and relaxation, but it doesn’t alter sensory receptors or have THC effects such as euphoria. CBD and THC affect the CB1 receptors in your brain, but they also have opposite effects. THC gets in contact with the receptors and creates a feeling of euphoria or being high, while CBD is different, and it doesn’t bind with the receptors. Also, it prevents you from being high. If you use CBD with THC, you will not feel as high as you should if you used THC alone. 

How does using CBD feel like?

As CBD shares therapeutic benefits with THC, how do you feel after using CBD? Runner’s high is sort of a proper way to explain how CBD makes you feel. For most of us who are not familiar with runner’s high, it is an endorphin that elevates your mood naturally. Its users usually have increased awareness, focus, and overall sense. 

If using full-spectrum CBD, it contains a slight volume of THC enough to spike therapeutic benefits, yet not enough to make a person high. So, based on your question, research being made on CBD indicates that it is relaxing and calming. CBD reduces inflammation and helps a person have better sleep, and also relieves symptoms of depression. Generally, CBD is considered to be safe and recommended for consumption. But different bodies react differently to CBD, so what another person is feeling may not align with what you are feeling. 

CBD is derived from cannabis plants but lacks the potential of making a person high or have feelings of euphoria like THC does. CBD can help you feel relaxed but cannot get high because you use the right CBD products. Also, using CBD with THC reduces the high you should be if you used THC alone, as said earlier. 

You are advised to consult your doctor before using CBD products, especially if it’s your first time. Also, check out for high-quality products. Look for third-party testing confirmation labels. If you are about to purchase a CBD product, and it doesn’t have this label, there’s a chance of the product not being legit.

For more information and honest reviews about anything related to cannabis, check out Weed Insider here: https://weedinsider.ca/ They are a Canadian resource bringing you marijuana news.


Alicia Saville did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in mental health and well-being.

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