Ongoing research suggests that CBD offers many health benefits. But if you’re looking to CBD as a means to get high, you’re out of luck. CBD is often thought of as the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, but it does have physical and psychological effects.
Will CBD Oil Make You Feel High?
With all of the recent hype about CBD (short for cannabidiol), you might be wondering what the big deal is. Many people assume CBD gets you high. And if it doesn’t get you high, then what does it do?
Ongoing research suggests that CBD offers many wellness benefits. But if you’re looking to CBD as a means to get high, you’re out of luck.
You may, however, find a path to better overall health and well-being. Let’s explore what CBD does and how it may make you feel.
Can you get high from CBD oil?
Many people assume CBD causes the same effects as marijuana, because both are derived from cannabis plants. However, CBD alone is non-intoxicating. It’s a cannabinoid that is non-psychoactive, so it won’t get you high. Under U.S. federal law, CBD oil can contain no more than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical that makes you feel “high.”
Penguin’s CBD products have absolutely no THC, and therefore there is nothing in any of our products that would impact your cognitive abilities or keep you from functioning at your best.
It’s also important to note that not feeling high doesn’t mean that it’s not working. Some people describe the effects of CBD as being subtle, but giving them a feeling of wellness and calm.
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How will CBD make me feel?
Taking too little CBD may have little to no effect on you. Additionally, the way it’s administered — as a cream, oil, capsule or sublingually (under the tongue) — can change how your body absorbs it and how it makes you feel.
Many consumers report positive effects after taking CBD, including feeling relaxed and calm. Some people describe the sensation of taking CBD as being akin to having a burden lifted from their shoulders, as if they had been carrying around a weight for so long that they forgot how heavy it was.
However, while a few people may get a strong feeling or effect from using CBD products, not all people get a definite result. It’s more likely that you’ll experience a sense of calm or relaxation. It also tends to work slowly and subtly.
Because some people use CBD to help them relax better at night, maybe you were expecting a hazy, nodding-off feeling similar to taking melatonin. But many people report that CBD simply relaxes the body, allowing tension to float away. You may notice that your heart stops pounding and you feel more at ease.
If using it before bed, you may be able to rest more quietly, without tossing or turning. Your mind will stop racing and you’ll be able to let go of the issues you were grappling with during the day.
Other people may find that their worries cause them to be less productive during the day. They may find they are constantly distracted by the onslaught of demands and information, and this ultimately impedes them from getting their work done.
CBD may help you feel calmer, and thus more focused on the task at hand, rather than constantly trying to multitask. With your worries eased, you may feel less frazzled and gain a renewed sense of calm, clarity and purpose.
Each person will experience the effects of CBD a little differently. How CBD affects you will depend on the dose and frequency with which you take CBD, your diet and what you have eaten before you take CBD, as well as your metabolism, weight and any other medical conditions you have.
Convenient, discreet and travel-ready, our CBD capsules can be taken anywhere with ease. Each capsule contains 10mg of our broad-spectrum hemp extract suspended in MCT oil.
How does CBD differ from marijuana?
There’s a lot of confusion over the differences between marijuana and CBD. The main difference starts with the chemical compositions of these substances and the effects they have on the mind and body. Marijuana is rich in THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component that makes you feel high. THC can account for as much as 40 percent of the total cannabinoid content.
Hemp is more abundant in CBD, and generally contains only 0.3 percent THC or less. CBD oils, which are processed from the hemp plant, are legal to possess under federal law as long as they contain no more than 0.3 percent THC. CBD is a nonintoxicating compound that is found in cannabis plants. Unlike marijuana, CBD doesn’t seem to have addictive qualities, according to the World Health Organization.
It’s important to note that there are different processes for producing CBD, which can further reduce the amount of THC found in some CBD products.
Penguin CBD uses broad-spectrum oils that completely remove all THC from our products while retaining the rest of the plant’s terpenes and natural compounds. This allows you to enjoy the “entourage effect,” or the full therapeutic benefit of the hemp plant, while avoiding the potential risks of THC.
People who use marijuana may experience a feeling of elation (a high) and giddiness, and the drug may also change how you perceive certain things. Colors and sounds may be altered, and emotions may be heightened. Some people report experiencing feelings of paranoia.
However, CBD is known to have the opposite effect. For example, one study found that while THC can increase anxiety, CBD seems to do the exact opposite and induce a state of calm.
Another issue is the legality of these compounds. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production and sale of hemp and its extracts, including CBD, as long as it doesn’t contain more than 0.3 percent THC.
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If it doesn’t get you high, how does CBD work?
There is growing interest and excitement in CBD as an effective management tool to help many people deal with different conditions. That’s due in part to the way CBD works. Scientists believe that CBD sends signals to the endocannabinoid system and serotonin receptors throughout the body, providing relief to its various systems as a result.
There’s no shortage of anecdotal reports that CBD helps decrease people’s physical discomfort. However, it should be noted that many medical researchers say more high-quality, controlled human studies are needed in this area.
Where does CBD stand legally?
Yes, CBD is legal. But it’s also complicated. CBD has become readily obtainable in most parts of the United States after the 2018 Farm Bill removed legal restrictions on CBD, provided it is derived from hemp plants with a THC level of 0.3 percent or less.
The Farm Bill also created regulations for hemp farmers, which means that “any cannabinoid — a set of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant — that is derived from hemp will be legal, if and only if that hemp is produced in a manner consistent with the Farm Bill, associated federal regulations, association state regulations, and by a licensed grower,” according to the Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public policy organization.
Because CBD is currently unregulated, it’s important to shop from reputable CBD brands that offer third-party laboratory results. Penguin works with one of the country’s leading independent third-party labs to make sure our products are free of harmful chemicals and have absolutely no THC in them. When you buy CBD oil from us, you can rest assured that it’s absolutely legal and safe to consume.
Our CBD cream is a luxurious cream that’s silky smooth and cooling upon contact. Its terpene rich formula is designed to be absorbed quickly.
Is CBD safe to take?
Yes, CBD is considered safe. Individuals may experience CBD differently, but most people tolerate CBD very well and have few, if any, side effects. The side effects of CBD are rare and may include nausea, fatigue and irritability.
CBD may also interact with some types of medications, so it’s important to talk to your doctor before you start taking CBD. If you currently take a pharmaceutical drug that is processed by the cytochrome P450 enzyme (these medications often come with a warning that they should not be consumed with grapefruit), CBD may interfere with your body’s ability to process it.
It should be noted that much of the research on CBD is in the early stages, and scientists still don’t know a lot about it.
There’s a growing body of evidence suggesting that CBD can treat a variety of different illnesses and chronic conditions, but scientific research has been somewhat slowed in the United States by federal restrictions. Regardless, many researchers say that CBD shows a lot of promise.
How Does CBD Make You Feel and Will it Get You High?
CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants (a cannabinoid) that provides proven therapeutic benefits. Because it doesn’t have the same intoxicating effects as its cannabinoid cousin delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9 THC), cannabidiol (CBD) is more lightly regulated, and can be sold without a prescription in most U.S. locations. Even high-CBD strains of cannabis can be purchased online without a medical marijuana card.
Both hemp and marijuana are the same species of plant—Cannabis sativa—but hemp has been selectively bred for thick, heavy stalks, whose fibers have been used for centuries to make clothing, sails, paper and rope. Since most of the delta-9 THC in cannabis is found in the flowering portions of the plant, marijuana breeders have sought plants with lush, heavy flowers (buds), and for decades selectively bred out the CBD, because its calming properties reduce the raciness of the THC high.
There are other minor cannabinoids found in both marijuana and hemp that have similar effects as delta-9 THC, but they’re present in amounts too small to extract. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized U.S. hemp production, entrepreneurs have learned how to use chemical catalysts to convert hemp-derived CBD into other cannabinoids in quantities large enough to be commercially viable. That has brought about the advent of “new” cannabis compounds that mimic the intoxicating psychoactive effects of delta-9 THC—including delta-8 THC, delta-10 THC, HHC, and THC-O.
CBD has psychoactive effects too. The physical and emotional feelings produced by CBD may be more subtle, but whether you call CBD’s effects a high or not, vaping CBD or using CBD oil tinctures does make you feel different. CBD produces sensations that many users find as pleasant as those provided by THC. Unlike THC products though, using pure (or nearly pure) CBD will not make you fail a drug test—as long as you’re careful to choose the right kinds of CBD products.
Avida Puff Full Spectrum CBD Pen
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Avida CBD Vape Pen
Avida offers their signature CBD blends in disposable format. Each vape is bursting with flavor and contains 300 mg of maximum purity pharmaceutical-grade CBD isolate. They are thoroughly tested by a third party lab for quality and consistency. The flavors range from fruits to tangy candy like mango and blue razz.
Does CBD get you high?
Both CBD and THC are mood-altering compounds that have significant therapeutic benefits, like relieving pain and nausea, reducing inflammation, and treating some seizure disorders. But even though both cannabinoids are psychoactive, only THC is intoxicating. While CBD promotes relaxation and calmness, THC produces actual euphoria, and alters perceptions of space and time.
How does CBD work?
Humans and other mammals have an internal network of chemicals and receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems called the endocannabinoid system. These receptors, named CB1 and CB2, bind with molecules called ligands (in this case endogenous cannabinoids like anandamide) to control the release of neurotransmitters like glutamate and dopamine. The endocannabinoid receptors, ligands, and certain enzymes work in concert to affect a variety of processes in the body, including thought, memory, mood, pain management, and appetite.
Cannabinoids created outside the body—called exogenous cannabinoids—like CBD and THC from the cannabis plant, can also bind with the CB1 or CB2 (and other) receptors to produce various effects and moderate some physical functions. THC can relieve nausea and increase appetite, and both CBD and THC are effective for pain relief. CBD is an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory, and has proven medically effective in treating certain seizure disorders.
Cannabinoids like CBD and THC are not considered dangerous, because they don’t affect the parts of the brain that regulate vital functions of the body. Unlike opioid receptors, the cannabinoid receptors will never signal your lungs to stop breathing. For this reason, it’s practically impossible to overdose on cannabis.
Is CBD psychoactive or intoxicating?
CBD is thought to be helpful in treating anxiety and insomnia. And while the scientific research isn’t absolutely clear, anxiety, stress and sleep problems are the most common reasons consumers use CBD. For many people, CBD is relaxing.
Interestingly, marijuana strains that have significant quantities of both CBD and THC rarely produce the undesirable effects—like paranoia and anxiety—sometimes experienced with weed that’s high in THC but has low CBD content. CBD apparently “competes” with THC on the CB1 receptors, and thereby moderates the psychological effects of its racier relative.
Although CBD may alter your mood—providing a deep sense of calm and relaxation—it doesn’t change spatial and sensory perception or create euphoria, like THC does. In that sense, both cannabinoids are psychoactive, but only THC is intoxicating. This also applies to delta 8 products, THCA and all other forms of tetrahydrocannabinol.
How does CBD make you feel?
As we’ve already discussed, CBD’s primary sensation is relaxation. People describe it sometimes in terms of neutralizing pain and discomfort, or removing stress. For some, that feels like an effect in itself. For others, it’s an exaggerated sense of peace and calm, or just a lack of whatever negative feelings they had experienced before.
Because CBD is an anti-inflammatory, it can reduce pain and relax the body. That, along with the stress and anxiety relief, may be noticeable. A first-time user of CBD tincture and CBD capsules told Vaping360 that he felt “super relaxed, no anxiety, no pain, and almost like I was floating.”
People who vape or smoke CBD-rich hemp flowers (buds) or high-CBD/low-THC marijuana flowers seem to experience the most obviously psychoactive effects. That may be because the flower contains a higher level of THC than other CBD products.
A high-CBD cannabis flower user on Reddit described “an effect” that “could be described as an anti-effect.” They said that “something happens and things seem to lift away with no feeling.” A Vaping360 editor says that CBD “both dulls and clarifies your mental state. Either way, your mental state can be altered.”
Vaping and smoking expedite the active ingredients to the brain (through the lungs) much more quickly than other delivery methods. Using CBD oil tinctures sublingually (under the tongue) is the second-fastest method (though still much slower than inhalation). Using CBD edibles or swallowing a tincture is the slowest, since the CBD must process through the liver before reaching the bloodstream and brain.
It’s possible that some users feel the presence of any amount of THC when it’s mixed with CBD. That’s the well-known “entourage effect” theory, which basically says cannabinoids combine to create more than the sum of their parts. It’s worth experimenting with different kinds of CBD products to see what feels best to you.
In addition to CBD-rich flowers, CBD can be consumed in vape juice (e-liquid), CBD oil tinctures, edible products like gummies and drinks, in capsules, and in a wide variety of topical lotions and creams. CBD e-juice can be vaped in a regular vape mod or pen, or taken orally like a tincture. But even if its label calls CBD e-liquid “oil,” it isn’t really oil; e-liquid is made with propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Tinctures are made with actual CBD oil and carrier oils like MCT or coconut oil, and can only be consumed orally, never vaped. Inhaling real oils can be dangerous.
One product to avoid is CBD oil that has been adulterated with synthetic cannabinoids. These are lab-created chemical compounds that bind with the same cannabinoid receptors in the brain that THC and CBD do. But they can be as much as 100 times more powerful than THC, and have been known to cause extended psychotic episodes and even death. They’re often sold under the brands Spice and K2 (but there are many others) in truck stops, head shops and convenience stores. Sometimes they’re sold as vape juice in bottles marked CBD.
Avoiding synthetic cannabinoids—or other less-sinister additives you don’t want, like melatonin—is simple. Buy from reputable dealers who offer a third-party chemical analysis of the products they sell. That’s something you may want to do anyway if you’re concerned that the CBD oil you buy could make you fail a drug test.
Can CBD make you fail a drug test?
CBD is extracted from hemp and processed into different kinds of CBD products. CBD isolate and broad-spectrum CBD contain no discernible THC, and are the safest ways of using CBD if you are concerned about a drug test. Full-spectrum CBD contains traces of THC, and although it too is unlikely to make you fail a test, it should probably be avoided to be absolutely sure.
CBD derived from hemp plants almost always contains less than 0.3% THC, which is the legal maximum it can include unless it’s sold by a licensed dispensary in a state with a legal marijuana market. You can verify how much THC a product contains by checking the third-party test on the manufacturer’s website. If the seller can’t produce a test, or you feel hesitant, move on to a different company.
Hemp-derived CBD oil is highly unlikely to make you fail a drug test. As long as the CBD you choose has been tested by a third party, and is sold by a reputable retailer that stands behind its products, you can use it with confidence and enjoy the benefits CBD offers.