A question commonly asked in the CBD industry is can you get high from CBD oil? CBD oil or cannabidiol is a compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is 1 of 100s of compounds found in the plant.
How CBD works?
CBD works by entering the body and connecting to receptors, called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptor plays the role in helping with health and disease, cardiovascular and motor control and are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Whereas, CB2 receptors helps with the immune system by managing pain and inflammation. CB2 receptors are mainly found on white blood cells, in the tonsils and in the spleen.
What compound in the cannabis plant can get you high?
The compound everyone associates with getting high is THC. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the compound that gets you high. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical responsible for most of the marijuana’s psychological effect. THC attaches to these receptors and activates them and affects a person’s memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, coordination, sensory and time perception.
THC is one of many compounds found in the resin secreted by glands of the marijuana plant. More of these glands can be found around the reproductive organs of the plant than on any other area of the plant. Other cannabinoids are present in the resin, such as CBD which is non psychoactive.
Can you get high from CBD oil?
So, can you get high from CBD oil? CBD is a 1 of 100s of compounds found in the cannabis plant. The compound is non psychoactive. This means it doesn’t get you high, as not only is it non psychoactive but for it to be legal it has to contain less than 0.3% THC in the CBD oil.