Can CBD Oil Get You High?

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As interest in CBD grows, we have seen more and more people ask about the nature of CBD oil and whether it can get you high. The short answer is no, it cannot. However, for many, who are looking to include CBD as part of their health regime, it is not enough of an answer, so we have put together a brief explanation.

CBD, a cannabinoid found in both hemp and cannabis, is completely non-psychoactive. This means it is impossible to get high from. In fact, both plants contain many cannabinoids that are non-psychoactive.

CBD is different from THC and even works to counteract THC’s psychoactive effect when consumed together.


While CBD cannot get you high, THC can. This is why CBD oil is made from hemp rather than cannabis. Hemp, while related to cannabis, is not the same. It has been selectively bred as an agricultural crop to contain minuscule levels of THC, and is legal throughout the EU. As a result, CBD oils only contain trace amounts of THC, normally less than 0.03% - a completely benign level.

CBD has been found to have all sorts of effects, including being able to combat anxiety, inflammation, psychosis, nausea, and a whole array of other problems. However, while initial research is promising, much more research needs to be done to conclusively establish if this is solely down to CBD. As such, CBD is often used as a supplement, but is not a medicine.


So rest easy in the knowledge that your CBD oil will not get you high, offering the supplementary benefits of CBD, without any of the effects of THC!