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Will CBD Hemp Oil Get You High?

Will CBD Hemp Oil Get You High?

Will CBD Hemp Oil get you high is one of the most frequently asked questions we get. When people first hear the word “hemp” they usually assume the word is referring to marijuana. Since CBD oil is an extract from the industrial hemp plant, many people wonder if there are any psychoactive effects of CBD which cause a high.

While hemp and marijuana may look the same, they are separate varieties of the same plant (cannabis sativa) which interact differently with the body.

CBD Supplement Sourcing

Though hemp and marijuana differ, cannabidiol (CBD) is still found in and an extract of both plants. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of where the CBD is sourced from when purchasing CBD supplements. Hemp plants are bred for CBD content and contain low concentrations of THC. Conversely, marijuana plants contain high concentrations of THC and low levels of CBD.

If you are purchasing a CBD product sourced from marijuana, it can and likely does contain enough levels of THC to cause a high. Especially in a person who does not regularly consume THC. These products are federally illegal, and only available for purchase in states with medical marijuana medical programs.

An industrial hemp CBD product containing less than .3% THC is legal in all 50 states under the Farm Bill. .3% is a negligible amount of THC and will not cause a high. 

CBD vs. THC

Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two of the most common cannabinoids naturally occurring in cannabis. CBD and THC are similar at the molecular level which causes confusion among the public and scientific community. However, the chemical properties of CBD and THC vary enough to understand that they are, in fact, different.

Cannabinoids like THC and CBD interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is composed of a series of receptors, called cannabinoid receptors, which are located throughout the body. Cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, work as messengers to send information to these receptors.

Cannabinoid receptors produce varying effects based on whether they are interacting with THC, CBD or one of over 90 other cannabinoids. THC interacts directly with these receptors to create a high. CBD inhibits other enzymes from interacting with cannabinoid receptors, therefore, CBD not only does not cause a “high” it actually decreases the high effects from THC. 

An Everyday Supplement

Since CBD hemp oil does not create a high, many people can enjoy the benefits of CBD. CBD hemp oil can be used safely as a daily supplement. Hemp oil can benefit all members of the family and can be easily be incorporated into your diet or regular nutritional regimen. Tasty Hemp Oil offers a wide range of products that fit into many areas of a healthy lifestyle.

Our Products

Tasty Hemp Oil offers a wide variety of hemp products so you’re bound to find one that works for you. If you are new to hemp nutritional supplements, we recommend trying a few forms to see which method suits you best.

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