Can You Get High On Hemp Or CBD Products?
Can You Get High on Hemp or CBD Products?
No. To be sold legally, hemp and CBD products must contain ‘non-detectable’ levels of THC. THC (which stands for Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), is the chemical that causes the psychoactive effect of feeling high.
CBD (cannabidiol), on the other hand, is non-psychoactive.
There are many different strains of the Cannabis Sativa plant and hemp is chosen specifically for its elevated levels of CBD and low levels of other cannabinoids.
Hemp plants were cultivated over many centuries to produce fibre for clothing and rope, seeds for food and for its health benefits– but it was not bred to make you high.
While the chemical structures of CBD and THC are similar, they have drastically different effects on the body. THC’s molecule structure is somewhat planar, whereas CBD’s molecule has a bent arrangement.
Because of this, THC binds to the specific receptors of the endocannabinoid system that are responsible for the psychoactive effect. CBD, on the other hand, does not bind to the endocannabinoid system receptors. CBD modulates the cannabinoids produced by our bodies, causing them to become more productive.