Can you get "high" from CBD? No. That is the simple answer. A more in-depth explanation includes why. CBD is a phytocannabinoid, a messenger molecule made in the hemp plant. It gives us wellness benefits by optimizing our endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is the system in our bodies responsible for keeping you balanced and your mind and body in homeostasis.
It is important to note that CBD does not directly bind with the receptors in your endocannabinoid system. This is an important fact and the main reason why CBD will not get you "high."
You can feel safe and secure in knowing CBD will not cause uneasiness or intoxication. There is no worry that you will feel in a way that is uncomfortable to you.
Another phytocannabinoid, delta 9 THC, the active ingredient in “weed,” does bind to the receptors in your ECS, and that causes a feeling of “high.” CBD does not.
CBD can actually reduce the effects of feeling “high” from marijuana. If you experience a high that is uncomfortable or too much, taking CBD will block those receptors and reduce those feelings.
CBD is best described as “what you don’t feel, as opposed to that you do feel.”
What that means is that as CBD brings your systems into balance, you will begin to feel more yourself. You may notice anxiety, pain, or inflammation dissipating. So, it is a releasing or balancing as opposed to euphoria or a high. This feeling from using CBD is best described as wellness.
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