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Learning more about CBD: Does CBD get you high?

It often feels like trying to learn about cannabidiol (CBD) is like tackling a mountain of information. However, there is no need to be overwhelmed with trying to figure it out on you own. Here at Nature Blend, we want to be sure that you’re fully informed about CBD and what it can and cannot do. So, we wanted to give you some guides about this compound. Let’s get going by going over a common question that comes up all the time: can CBD get you high?

Some of the basic information about CBD 

Before we get going answering that question, it is best that we cover some of the basics of CBD. This will help you understand its effects a bit better. 

CBD is a kind of chemical compound called a cannabinoid that is found in cannabis plants. You probably already knew that. But did you know that those cannabinoids are very similar to a kind of chemical compound in the human body? They are called endocannabinoids. They are made to trigger a system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It is made up of receptors that are help trigger particular reactions in the body. These reactions can be things like appetite and mood. Because CBD is a cannabinoid and cannabinoids are so similar to endocannabinoids, CBD can interact with the ECS. That is why it and other cannabinoids are as famous as they are. In fact, there is another cannabinoid that you may have already heard of. It is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But we will go into more detail about this cannabinoid later. 

You may or may not know this, but cannabis isn’t just cannabis. There are actually two main kinds of cannabis that you can find. They are marijuana and hemp. Each is defined by how much THC and CBD they have. Hemp is the cannabis variation that generally has a set amount of both of the compounds. It has very high levels of CBD and only 0.3% THC. Marijuana is kind of the opposite. It has varying levels of CBD and incredibly high levels of THC. For these reasons, it is much easier for CBD manufacturers to use hemp to make their products than it is for them to use marijuana. These levels also are the reason why hemp is considered to be federally legal in the United States, but marijuana is not. 

There are quite a few potential benefits that CBD may have. These potential effects are still being studied, and we can’t say for sure that they actually work in the way that we hope. However, the research that has been done so far is showing very promising results. Some of these effects are things like soothing inflammationcalming anxiety, and fighting acne. As more research is completed and published, the better we will understand whether or not these effects will truly help people.  

Can CBD cause a high? 

To put it simply, no. CBD cannot cause a high. But let’s talk a little bit about why that is. 

We’ve briefly been over the fact that cannabinoids have an effect on the ECS. We’ve also mentioned that THC is a bit more famous than CBD because of its effect on the ECS. This is because THC binds pretty tightly with the receptors. This leads to a psychoactive intoxication that is more commonly thought of as a high. This effect is only caused by THC. There is no other cannabinoid that can cause an effect quite like that. CBD especially can’t cause a high. Even if the CBD that you’re using is extracted from hemp and contains that little 0.3% THC, that is not enough to cause a high.  

What about side effects? 

So, CBD can’t cause a high. But that doesn’t mean that every effect it has is a good one. There are some potential side effects that you may experience with CBD. They aren’t exactly the most terrible side effects out there, but they still aren’t fun. 

You’ll want to avoid those side effects, but in order to explain how to do that, we need to tell you what to look out for. As mentioned, the side effects of CBD are not the most intense, but still aren’t fun. They are usually things along the lines of nausea, dizziness, and loss of appetite. So, not awful, but not pleasant. Most people on experience these side effects if they take too much CBD. This means that the best way to avoid them is by finding the right dose of CBD for you. But how do you do that? 

The best way to figure out your CBD dose is through some careful experimentation. Because CBD is as new as it is to the holistic health world, we have yet to figure out a good formula for dosing it. This means that when starting out with CBD, you need to go low and slow. Start out with the smallest dose possible and wait to see how it sits with you. If you aren’t getting any kind of effect, good or bad, then you can try upping the dose by a small amount. You can keep increasing it in small increments until you get the positive effects without any negative ones. 

There have been a few reports of CBD cause issues with the liver. However, those effects are not common. It should also be noted that CBD interacts with certain medications in the same way that grapefruit does. Some medications come with what’s known as a “grapefruit warning.” These warnings mean that grapefruit may cause the medication to stop working. CBD has a similar effect. So, if you are taking a medication that warns against eating grapefruit, you should avoid CBD as well. 

CBD may be able to have many effects on people, but a high is not one of them. Unless the CBD product you’re using has much more than 0.3% THC in it, it is unlikely to cause any sort of psychoactive effect. However, if you have any concern about how CBD will sit with you, be sure to talk to your doctor before giving it a try. Check out some CBD gummies too!

Will full spectrum CBD oil get me high?

Full spectrum CBD oil is probably the most popular type of CBD oil. Many people, however, don’t really know much about it and one of the most common questions about full spectrum CBD oil and other full spectrum products is if it will get the user high? In this blog, we’ll answer this question and tell you everything you need to know about full spectrum CBD oil.  

What is CBD?  

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the 113 cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it doesn’t intoxicate or cause a high effect. Instead, it provides a feeling of calm and relaxation. CBD is generally the second more prevalent cannabinoid after THC in the cannabis plant but can be the first in some genetically modified plants. Experts suggest that CBD may be able to cancel out some of the unwanted effects of THC and is considered to be highly effective as a health supplement.  

What is CBD oil?  

CBD oil is a mixture of CBD extract and carrier oil. The carrier oil helps deliver the CBD into the system and usually includes hemp oil, coconut oil, MCT oil, or olive oil. CBD oil is among the most popular CBD infused products and is high in demand because data suggests that it is highly beneficial for both humans and animals. 

What is full spectrum CBD oil?  

Full spectrum CBD oil refers to the type of CBD oil that contains all the 113 cannabinoids of the cannabis plant, including THC. The THC concentration in full spectrum is usually very low, around 0.3% (it can be high in some full spectrum oils), which isn’t enough to intoxicate a person or make them feel high. All the cannabinoids in full spectrum CBD oil work together and create something called the entourage effect, which means that the cannabinoids complement each other’s effect and increase the overall effectiveness of the product.  

Will full spectrum CBD oil get you high? 

No! Full spectrum CBD oil will not get you high. But it isn’t that simple. The high depends on the concentration of THC in full spectrum CBD products and how your metabolism processes them. As mentioned earlier, the concentration of THC in full spectrum CBD oil is usually around 0.3%, which can’t get you high. If you use a CBD oil that contains THC is higher concentration like over 10%, then there’s a chance of you getting high; however, CBD oil with high THC concentration isn’t legal in the majority of the US, so it may not be that easy to find. Furthermore, if your metabolism can’t process THC and is severely sensitive to THC, then there’s a little chance of you getting high after using CBD oil containing 0.3% THC. So, if you aren’t sensitive to THC and are using full spectrum oil containing that contains 0.3% THC, then you won’t get high.  

What are the other types of CBD oil?  

Other than full spectrum, CBD oil has two more types.  

Isolate CBD oil 

Isolate CBD oil only contains CBD and doesn’t include any of the other cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. People who don’t want to use other cannabinoids often choose to isolate CBD oil. 

Broad spectrum CBD oil 

Broad spectrum CBD oil is almost the same as full spectrum CBD oil; the only difference is that it doesn’t include any THC. This type of CBD oil is best for those who want to experience the collective benefits of all the cannabinoids of the cannabis plant but don’t want to consume any THC.  

How to use full spectrum CBD oil?  

One of the main reasons for CBD oil’s popularity is the flexibility to use. You can use CBD oil in any way you want, including:  


You can apply CBD oil directly to your skin. Put a few drops of CBD oil on your palm and massage it on the problem area. This method of using CBD oil is usually preferred by people seeking relief from pain. The topical application of CBD oil is considered to be the safest method of using CBD oil as the CBD can’t enter the bloodstream.  


In the sublingual application of CBD oil, you put a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue, hold it in your mouth for a minute or two and then swallow. The mucous glands under the tongue absorb the CBD and make it easier for the CBD to reach the ECS. This method is considered to be one of the most effective as it provides fast, longlasting results.  


Ingesting CBD oil is another popular method. If you know your way around a kitchen, then you can make your own CBD edibles using CBD oil. If you don’t know the first thing about cooking, then you can sprinkle a few drops of CBD oil on the food you just ordered. In this method, the CBD oil can take up to four hours to take effect, so it’s best to wait a while before deciding if the oil is effective or not.  


Inhaling CBD oil via vapes and pens is perhaps the fastestacting method; however, it isn’t safe. A recent lung injury outbreak was linked with vapes and e-cigarettes and experts are now advising against their use. Several states are considering banning vapes and e-cigarettes permanently and if that happens, using them would be against the law. So, you may want to choose a different method if you want to add CBD oil to your diet.   

What are the health benefits of full spectrum CBD oil?  

In light of data, full spectrum CBD oil may provide the following health benefits: 

May naturally relieves pain 

Pharmaceutical pain relievers have a risk of addiction and for this reason, many people avoid using them. CBD and CBD oil doesn’t have a risk of addiction is considered to be an effective pain reliever; that’s why it is gaining popularity among those who want to relieve their painCBD oil can help relieve headaches, body pain, body stiffness, and inflammation without causing adverse side effects. According to a studyCBD oil significantly reduces pain without causing any side effects. The same study suggests that CBD reduces inflammation, which in turn, relieves pain.  

May help treat neurological issues 

Studies suggest that full spectrum CBD oil may increase the effectiveness of traditional treatment of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. According to research, CBD effectively reduced the frequency of epileptic seizures when used alongside a prescription epilepsy treatment. 

May help you quit smoking 

According to researchfull spectrum CBD oil may increase the likelihood of a smoker quitting smoking. The study referenced above used CBD-based inhalers and suggests that CBD helps quit smoking by fighting against nicotine addiction.  

May treat mental health issues 

You can find multiple studies that suggest full spectrum CBD oil may be effective for treating mental health issues like addiction, depression, and anxiety. These studies suggest that the regular use of CBD oil relaxes the brain and helps reduce the symptoms of several mental health issues.  

What are the side effects of full spectrum CBD oil?  

The World Health Organization and other health experts suggest that CBD is safe for consumption and doesn’t cause any serious side effects. They also suggest that CBD doesn’t have a risk of addiction, there may be a risk of addiction with THC, but that isn’t a concern here since full spectrum CBD oil contains trace amounts of THC. Highquality full spectrum CBD oil is safe to consume and doesn’t cause any side effects as well. The side effects usually occur if you are using a substandard product, aren’t dosing correctly, or are sensitive to oils in general. In these instances, the side effects you may experience include: 

  • Dry mouth 
  • Dizziness 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Low blood pressure 
  • Negative reactions with prescription medication   

What is the legality of full spectrum CBD oil?  

Hemp-derived CBD containing less than 0.3% THC is federally legal in the United States under the Farm Bill of 2018, so full spectrum CBD oil is made with a CBD extract of the same specifications as above is also federally legal. Full spectrum CBD oil containing higher THC levels may be legal in states that allow medicinal and recreational use of marijuana and you may be able to buy such oil without a prescription. THCrich CBD oil may be partially legal in states that only allow medicinal use of marijuana, meaning that you may be able to buy it if you have a prescription from a certified healthcare expert. There are some states, however, that don’t allow residents to buy THC rich CBD oil even if they have a prescription; these are the same states that don’t allow medicinal or recreational use of marijuana.  Cannabisrelated rules are a bit complicated and always changing in the US, so it is best to research the legality of cannabis-derived products before buying them.  


In our opinion, full spectrum is the best type of CBD oil. It doesn’t get you high and provide a ton of benefits. If you choose to use full spectrum or any other CBD product, be sure to consult with a healthcare expert to know if it is right for you. Also, be sure to check the product to see if it has a Certificate of Analysis (COA) as it tells you about the ingredients of the CBD oil. 

What is CBD oil? Will it get me high?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is making waves in the market these days due to the potential benefits it offers. Still, a lot of people do not know much about CBD oil, which is why we are writing this blog to answer all your questions about it.  

What is CBD? 

CBD is one of the 113 known cannabinoids of the Cannabis sativa plant, and unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is non-psychoactive in the sense that it wont get you high or give off a feeling of intoxication. After taking it, users may experience a feeling of calm and relaxation. This compound was first discovered in 1940 and it accounts for around 40% of the cannabis plants extract. Today, people use it for all kinds of therapeutic purposes, which well tell you about later in this blog.  

Is CBD legal? 

People often think that because marijuana is illegal throughout most of the United States, so CBD would also be illegal in those states, but that isnt right. Hemp-derived CBD containing less than or around 0.3% THC is legal in a majority of the country under the Farm Bill of 2018The legality of other forms of CBD, containing higher levels of THC, is a completely different story.  Few states that allow medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, such as Colorado or California, also allow medicinal and recreational use of CBD products containing higher levels of THC. Few states only allow medicinal use of CBD, so people will require a prescription from a certified healthcare practitioner in order to buy CBD. Without the prescription, you cant buy or keep CBD products. Other states do not allow either medicinal or recreational use of CBD. Even if you have a prescription for CBD, you cant legally buy CBD in such states.  

What is CBD oil? 

The all-star CBD oil is made by mixing CBD extract into a carrier oil like hemp or coconut. Data suggests that itcould potentially provide several therapeutic benefits to the user, including pain relief and reduced anxietyThere are three main types: 

Isolate CBD oil 

Isolate CBD oil only contains CBD and no other cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. It is well-suited for those who have low or no tolerance for THC and other components of the cannabis plant.  

Full spectrum CBD oil 

Full spectrum CBD oil contains all the cannabinoids of the cannabis plant, including THC; however, the THC levels are so low, around 0.3%, that it cant cause its trademark high effect. Low levels of THC, along with other cannabinoids and CBD, may create something called the entourage effect. In simpler terms, this effect is when all the components of the cannabis plant work together to provide a more enhanced experience to the user.  

Broad spectrum CBD oil 

The only difference between broad spectrum and full spectrum is that broad spectrum doesnt contain THC but contains all the other cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. It is best for those who have a sensitivity to THC and their metabolism cant tolerate the compound.  

How can you use CBD oil? 

There are four major ways of using it: 


In the topical application of CBD oil, you apply it directly to your skin and massage it in with your hands. In this method, the CBD doesnt enter your bloodstream, so it is unlikely to cause any adverse side effects, which is why the topical application of it is considered to be the safest. When using this method, you do not really need any additional tools, just the oil and your hands.  


In the sublingual method of using CBD oil, you put a few drops of it under your tongue using a dropper, hold them in your mouth for one or two minutes and then swallow. The sublingual method is the most popular method of using it and it is considered to be far more effective than the other methods. The dropper is usually included in the bottle of CBD oil, so you do not need any additional tools when using this method.   


Ingesting CBD oil via capsules and edibles is another popular and effective method of using it. Capsules with it are becoming increasingly popular among those who do not like the taste of CBD oil but want to experience its benefits. Edibles containing CBD oil are a delicious way of consuming CBD, these edibles are pre-made in the shape of gummies, but if you want, you can make your own edibles at home using CBD oil. Edibles provide longlasting effects but may take up to four hours to kick-in, so be sure to wait for a while after consuming an appropriate number of edibles.  


Inhaling CBD oil via vapes is one of the fastest affecting methods of CBD; however, it may not be the safest. Experts are suggesting that vapes can cause serious lung damage, which is why they are advising against its use.    

Will CBD oil get you high? 

CBD oil is made with CBD extract, which is non-psychoactive and doesnt cause a high effect. CBD isolate or CBD broad spectrum oil will not get you high because both do not contain any THC. Full spectrum CBD oil does contain low levels of THC but still cant cause the feeling of intoxication; however, it may be intoxicating to people who caneven tolerate insignificant amounts of THC. In general, CBD oil will not get you high.  

What are the benefits of CBD oil? 

Data suggests that CBD oil has the following benefits: 

Anxiety relief 

Research suggests that CBD interacts with the chemical receptors in our body and alters the way they react to different neurochemicals, including serotonin. Serotonin is a naturally occurring neurochemical that regulates our mood and contributes to our well-being, which is why it is also known as the happy chemical. By increasing the production of serotonin, CBD may help provide relief from anxiety. 

Pain relief 

CBD oil may interact with the receptors and provides anti-inflammatory effects, which in turn reduce pain. There are several studies that support the use of CBD for pain relief. CBD oil can help treat different types of pain, including chronic paininjury painmuscle painarthritis painMS pain, etc.  


In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a CBD based medication to treat two rare forms of Epilepsy. Studies show that even a small dosage of CBD taken along with the traditional epilepsy treatment provides better results. More research is currently underway to find more information about using CBD to treat epileptic seizures.  


Inflammation plays a critical role in the acne outbreak and according to data, CBD may help reduce inflammation, which in turn, may prevent or reduce acne. study suggests that CBD reduce the production of sebum (an oily substance that causes acne) by regulating the sebaceous glands 

Are there any side effects of using CBD oil? 

CBD, in general, is believed to be safe by health expertswhich means that quality CBD oil is also safe to use. There are two instances in which it can cause side effects. If you are sensitive to other oils like coconut, hemp, or olive oil. Usually these are the carrier oil in it and if you have a sensitivity to these oils and they react negatively, then CBD oil will do the same. The other instance is if you are using a substandard product, its market is like the Wild West due to the current lack of regulation and there are all kinds of products available in the market that are not exactly beneficial. They may contain harmful elements, which can react negatively to your system. The side effects of CBD oil may include: 

  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea 
  • Dizziness 
  • Changes in appetite and weight 
  • Depression 
  • Low blood pressure 

    How much CBD oil should I take? 

    There is no universal dosage of CBD oil because it works differently for everyone. Your friend might be able to benefit from ten drops of CBD oil per day, but the same dosage may not work for you. If a healthcare professional has prescribed it to you, then stick to the prescribed dosage. If you are using it without any prescription, then it is best to start with the lowest dose possible. Start a small amount of CBD oil and increase the dosage after a week if you think it is not working for you. The dosage should be increased on a weekly or bi-weekly basis because one or two days are not enough to determine if the oil is working for you. 


    CBD oil is a great product that can provide several benefits to the user; however, it works best when used appropriately. Before using CBD oil, consult with a healthcare professional to see if it is best for you and always buy quality products made by a reputable manufacturer. Also, choose a CBD oil that has been tested by an independent lab to make sure that it doesnt contain any harmful elements.  

    Will CBD oil with THC get me high?

    Many people are new to the world of cannabidiol (CBD), which means that they have many questions. That is understandable and should be encouraged, as you should try to understand any sort of dietary supplement that you are interested in taking. One very common question is about the effects of CBD that have tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in it. Because of the associations connecting the THC, it leaves many wondering if those CBD products will get them high. Well, let’s answer the question: will CBD oil get me high?

    What are THC and CBD?  

    The easiest way to understand whether or not CBD products that have THC in them will produce a high is by first having a better idea of what CBD and THC are. So, let’s go over a few quick definitions first.  

    Cannabis comes in a couple of different variations. They are hemp and marijuana. What makes them different is their concentrations of a group of chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. These compounds are very diverse. So far, scientists have identified over 113 different ones, and it is likely that they will discover more given time. CBD and THC are among these cannabinoids. It is their concentrations in particular that separate help hemp from marijuana. Before we can talk about, which has more of what, there is an important thing to note. THC is psychoactive, CBD is not. This means that THC causes a high, while CBD does not. CBD has many uses, such as reducing anxiety, fighting acne, and reducing inflammation. 

    Marijuana is known for having a very high THC content. That is why it is federally illegal in the United States. As for marijuana’s CBD content, that is a little bit harder to define. It tends to vary from plant to plant. Hemp, meanwhile, has a very high CBD content, but its THC content is less than 0.3%. This is a very low amount. So low, in fact, that it is unlikely to cause a high for anyone. It is also the reason why hemp is federally legal (though it is still illegal in some states). Let’s get to the root question, will CBD get me high?

    Will CBD oil with THC cause a high?  

    We have kind of already answered this question in the above section, but we will get into more detail about it here. But to start with, the quick answer is, no CBD oil with THC will create a high.  

    Most CBD products are made using hemp, rather than marijuana. Some of these products have a lot more than CBD in them. They have the other cannabinoids and compounds that are found in hemp with the CBD. These products are referred to as a full spectrum. Since these CBD oils and other products are made with hemp, they have less than 0.3% THC in them. As mentioned above, that means that the THC will not create a high. However, they may cause a different effect, but this is not a psychoactive one. It is known as the “entourage effect” this is when compounds build upon each other to create a stronger effect. So, CBD products that have THC will not get you high, but they may have a stronger effect than other CBD products.  

    But if the idea of using even that small amount of THC makes you nervous, there are still CBD products for you. You can try broad spectrum, for example. It is very similar to the full spectrum. It has most of the compounds found with CBD in hemp, but it does not include any THC. This way, you are more likely to get the entourage effect, without having to worry about the THC.  

    The third kind of CBD extract that you can try if full and broad spectrums are not appealing to you is CBD isolate. You may be able to guess what this is. It is just CBD. No other cannabinoids or compounds are found in this extract. This does mean that products made with CBD isolate may not be as strong as other CBD products. However, the CBD experience may also be purer, without the other compounds around to muddle the experience.  

    How to know how much CBD to take  

    This is a question that gets asked a lot, and for a good reason, but it is not the easiest one to answer. When it comes to products like this, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally releases a guide so that you know how much to take. However, since the CBD industry is still fairly new, the FDA has yet to make up these guidelines. This lack of information from the FDA is not aided by the fact that everyone reacts to CBD differently. So, you will need to figure out the right amount on your own. But before we can talk about what the right way to go about this is, we need to go over what you should be looking out for.  

    In general, CBD is considered to be safe for use by most people (though it is not advised for children or for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding). However, that does not mean that it is completely without side effects. There are some negative effects that come with taking too much of the cannabinoid. These side effects tend to include things like nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. While none of these could be considered terribly serious, they are still things that most will want to avoid, as they are still unpleasant. So, how do you find the right amount of CBD for you so that you can avoid them?  

    The best way to avoid the negative side effects of CBD is by taking your dosage low and slow. By that, we mean, start with as small of dosage as possible. Wait for a little while for the CBD to start working, then see how you feel. If you are not getting the positive effects, but you are not getting the negative effects either, then you can increase the amount you take in small doses. There is no need to test your limits by taking CBD until you feel side effects. Once you find the amount that works for without any negative side effects, stick with that dose.  

    You should also note that CBD may interfere with certain medications. It may cause some medicines to not work as well or stop working entirely. If you are taking any medications and would like to start taking CBD as well, be sure to talk with your doctor first. They should be able to tell you if CBD is going to interfere with your prescription.  

    So, to sum all of this up, no, CBD products with THC will not get you high (as long as they are made using hemp). In fact, the presence of THC may enhance your THC experience. If the THC content still does not seem right for you, that is okay. There are still many CBD products that you can use instead that will work just as well. Now, with that knowledge in hand, you can confidently head into your CBD usage, knowing that there will not be any problems. So, will CBD oil get me high? No, but it also depends.