For many people who are new to CBD, one of the first questions they ask is if CBD hemp oil will get them high or create the euphoric feeling that THC is known for. Hemp is typically used as a reference to marijuana. However, CBD is extracted from industrial hemp plants, which means no psychoactive effects are experienced. Put simply – CBD hemp oil from Pure Relief will not get someone high. Even though marijuana and hemp come from the same plant, they are quite different.
Taking a Deeper Dive into CBD Oil
While marijuana and hemp differ, CBD (cannabidiol) is still found in the extract of both the plants. Therefore, a person must remain mindful of where the CBD comes from when purchasing the product. Modern hemp plants are grown for the CBD content and contain very low concentrations of THC. On the other hand, marijuana plants have higher concentrations of THC and lower levels of CBD.
If someone is purchasing CBD products that are sourced from marijuana, it will likely contain enough THC to create a high sensation. This is especially true for those who do not regularly consume THC. The products are considered federally legal, but only available to buy in a state that offers medical marijuana programs.
Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill that was recently passed, CBD is now 100% legal throughout the U.S. when it is sourced from hemp. While this is true, it is still important for people who are using the product to know as much as they can about it and the THC content present.
THC vs. CBD
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the most common cannabinoids that occur naturally in cannabis. At the same time, THC and CBD are very similar to the molecular level, causing some confusion among the scientific community and the public. While this is true, THC and CBD’s chemical properties vary enough to see that they are quite different.
Cannabinoids, such as CBD and THC, interact with a person’s ECS – endocannabinoid system. The ECS is made up of a series of different receptors, which are called cannabinoid receptors. These are found through the entire body. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC serve as messengers that send information to the receptors.
The effects of cannabinoid receptors vary based on if they interact with CBD, THC, or one of the other more than 90 cannabinoids. THC will interact with the receptors to create a high sensation. CBD also inhibits the other enzymes from interacting with the cannabinoid receptors in the body, which means CBD will not cause the “high” sensation – it helps to reduce the high effects caused by THC.
When it comes to using CBD, there are many things to keep in mind. Finding a quality product is essential to achieve the desired results. Be sure to keep the information here in mind to understand what CBD can and cannot do and to see that it will not create the “high” sensation that marijuana is known for.