No Psychoactive High
First, it’s important to understand that CBD oil will not cause you to experience a euphoric effect, or “high.” Because CBD oil comes from cannabis (hemp), a common misconception is that it is psychoactive. The truth is, both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants. Unlike medical marijuanaproducts, CBD oil that’s derived from hemp, however, contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the well-known psychoactive cannabinoid.
CBD oil is therefore completely non-psychoactive. This means that, as opposed to THC, it not will adversely affect:
This is because hemp CBD oil is derived from hemp, a type of cannabis that contains only up to 0.3 percent THC — nearly 33 times less than the least potent marijuana.
CBD even has anti-psychoactive properties, making it capable of countering the euphoric effects of the psychoactive cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC elicits a high by binding with the endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid 1 receptor (CB1), but CBD blocks the receptor and prevents it from binding with THC.
What Side Effects Does CBD Have?
Derived from cannabis plants like hemp, cannabinoids such as CBD interact with your native endocannabinoid system. This central system’s responsibility is to maintain the body’s homeostasis for a wide array of systems, including sleep, mood, anxiety, pain, appetite, and immune response. Each day, our outside environment influences your systems, causing them to fluctuate. The endocannabinoid system is constantly working to keeping them in balance. CBD and other cannabinoids support the efforts of this naturally occurring endocannabinoid system.
CBD is thought to be well-tolerated and safe for human consumption. According to WebMD, “CBD doses of up to 300 mg daily have been used safely for up to 6 months. Higher doses of 1200-1500 mg daily have been used safely for up to 4 weeks.” There have been some reports of dry mouth, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, and drowsiness, the health information site reports.
A research review investigating CBD side effects and safety found that CBD had no adverse physiological effect on the following: