Over the last few decades, marijuana has steadily gained popularity. And there is no going back. Still, despite all the media buzz about the health benefits of cannabis, it is still largely associated with psychotropic effects. Due to years of suppression of this plant, most people still assume getting medical assistance from cannabis – via hemp or marijuana – means getting high. That’s not necessarily true and there is so much more to cannabis. The bottom line: can CBD make you high? Read on!
Hemp is NOT Marijuana
Most people don’t understand that cannabis is both non-psychoactive hemp and psychoactive marijuana. The two plants are actually cousins, but you can’t get high from hemp nor CBD hemp oil or CBD products. In fact, in most medical marijuana strains, the majority of the beneficial effects come from CBD and not THC. (Yes, CBD can be extracted from marijuana, too, and separated from THC.) THC is responsible for the majority of recreational use due to its psychoactive effects on the body and how it generally makes users feel sensations of euphoria. Most CBD products are made strictly from hemp-derived CBD – which is true of ALL Isodiol products.
Getting back to the subject: will you get high from CBD? No, and that’s a good thing!
No Hemp or CBD high!
CBD and THC work against each other to block out the other’s effects when one is more present in a strain of cannabis. Each hemp plant contains such a low amount of THC (generally 0.3% or less) that if you were to smoke hemp alone you would probably just end up with a bad migraine. In fact, as the saying goes, you could smoke a joint the size of telephone pole and not get high.
For that reason, large amounts of hemp are needed to be harvested in order to produce enough CBD extract to be used in CBD-based products. Medical marijuana produces more CBD per plant, but hemp plants can grow closely together, unlike marijuana, thus improving their industrial growth capability. For example, about 200 tall, skinny hemp plants can grow in one square meter. One acre can yield 8,000 pounds of hemp seed, not to mention all of the stalks. When cold-pressed, those 8,000 pounds of hemp seed will yield over 300 gallons of hemp seed oil. Again, oil is also extracted from the stalks.
However, CBD oil extracted from hemp plants is the only type that the US government allows to be sold legally nationwide.
Now consumers can enjoy all types of CBD hemp oil and other CBD products in a variety of forms (like water and edibles among others) and through improved delivery methods.
What’s the Deal with Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil in itself is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, and can be found in health food stores around the country. EFAs are not produced by the body; we must get them in our diets. They are the healthy fats that sustain us, powering both our brains and bodies. However, we don’t hear much about hemp oil, because it’s CBD that really brings an array of health benefits. So, even if you’re not buying CBD oil specifically, you can still get a wealth of nutritional benefits simply by adding hemp oil to your diet.
Learn more about about how cannabinoids can benefit your well being and improve your quality of life by reading through our hemp oil blog.
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