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What is CBD and Can I Get High?

What is CBD and Can I Get High?

Jul 10, 2018 | Addiction, QA

You may have been peppered with emails lately that have stated “Better than Percocet – Get Pure CBD” or “Less sleepless nights and anxiety with Pure CBD Oil”. CBD stands for Cannabidiol which is one of 113 cannabinoids that are found in cannabis sativa. With marijuana being legalized in states across the country, businesses are trying to sell you products that contain CBD such as butters, oils, capsules, tinctures, topicals, and vaporizers. What does this mean exactly, and will you get high?

CBD is used for treating different types of ailments which can give you medicinal capabilities without having to get stoned. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most well-known cannabinoid in cannabis because of the psychoactive effects it creates for recreational and medicinal purposes. The biggest difference between the two is how they affect the brain. The CB1 receptor in the brain is what allows a person to receive the euphoria from getting high with cannabinoids, THC binds quite well with the CB1 receptor while CBD does not. The CB1 receptor opposes CBD which mutes the psychoactive effects that THC will produce. What CBD does do is target the proteins in the brain and nervous system to stimulate cells all over the body.

Although CBD may not give you the buzz that marijuana THC will, you can still receive medical benefits nevertheless. CBD products can still provide relief for one’s mood, anxiety, mental state, or body pain without having to smoke pot to alleviate your symptoms. While THC from marijuana will ease the symptoms that you are trying to treat very quickly, CBD can take a few weeks to produce the effect you are looking for. This has been the deciding factor for some people who will not wait for the CBD to work.

Even though THC is now legal in more states, the problem lies in the regulation of some manufacturers of CBD products. Since the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) cannot regulate the safety and purity of each of these products, you could be getting something that will not work for what you are using the CBD for. Look for a legitimate distributor of CBD products to make sure that they are dependable in what they are doing for you.

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