A common concern & misconception among women is that CBD will get you “high” because it is derived from cannabis plants. 

Although CBD produces some noticeable effects (like anxiety relief, stress relief,  calming feeling etc), it does not make people feel high like other cannabinoids do, namely tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is found in marijuana.

The Science

When most people use the term ‘get high,’ they are referring to an altered, psychoactive state. It has been described as euphoria,  euphoria, heightened sensory perception, confusion, and other side effects that vary from person to person.

While this describes the experience of many marijuana/THC consumers, the effects of CBD are not psychoactive and will not create any of the effects associated with getting high.

The science behind interactions between cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system are fairly complex. However, the most current research suggests that CBD interacts differently with the endocannabinoid system than THC. 

What About Drug Tests?

Drug tests may be a potential concern for full-spectrum CBD consumers; depending on how much the individual consumes on a regular basis, the small traces of THC in their body could potentially yield positive results on a sensitive drug test.

Proceed with caution when using full-spectrum CBD products with any amount of  THC (including the legal less than 0.3% amount)  if there is any possibility of a future drug test.

Isolate CBD products do not contain any THC and should not produce positive test results.