Does CBD get you high?

Although the chemical compound tetrahydrocannabinoil (THC), which is the chemical compound found in marijuana that gets you high, and cannabidiol (CBD) are found in the same plant, CBD is extracted completely separately from THC and therefore will not get you high.

Our bodies have a communication network of cannabinoid neurotransmitters that are known as the endocannabinoid system. It runs throughout the entire body and intertwines with the functioning of our regular nervous systems. When the endocannabinoid system is manipulated by either THC, CBD, or both, it can have quite interesting effects.

THC attaches itself to a specific receptor in the brain called the Cannabinoid type 1 or CB1. When it attaches to this receptor, it alters normal brain communication by exciting the nervous system.

CBD on the other hand hasn’t been shown to result in a high under any circumstances and it can actually inhibit the effects of THC, lessening or reversing the “high.” Furthermore, a report by the World Health Organization states, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

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