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 that question.
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.
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).
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.