Updated September 6th, 2020
It is no secret that cannabidiol (CBD) oil originates from the hemp plant – a close relative of cannabis, more commonly known and referred to as marijuana. However, despite continuous scientific studies and highly promising results [source], many remain unaware – or worse, misinformed – regarding the marvelous potential of CBD and the cannabis plant as a whole. One of the more commonly spread and widely believed misconceptions, for example, is that CBD causes the trademark intoxicating effects of the cannabis plant. In this article, we debunk that claim.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound (cannabinoid) secreted by both hemp and cannabis plants. Widely accredited for its potential as a novel treatment for a vast array of conditions and disorders, CBD demonstrates excellent promise in the following areas:
- Anxiety/Depression [source]
- Anti-inflammatory/pain management [source]
- Arthritis [source]
- Diabetes [source]
- Epilepsy [source]
- Gastrointestinal (GI) issues [source]
- Neurodegenerative diseases [source]
It is crucial to bear in mind that no conclusive data has been recorded at the time of this writing. While anecdotal evidence is certainly promising, more in-depth studies are required before any CBD-related health claim can be substantiated. Always consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any supplemental regimen.
Does CBD Get You High?
Unlike its famous counterpart, delta-nine-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is a non-intoxicating compound. Therefore, consuming CBD will not generate the “high” feeling most famously associated with THC and cannabis use in general. Instead, CBD induces incredibly subtle effects that many around the world utilize for a myriad of reasons. Many report a feeling of calm and well-being often accompanied by pain-relief, though these claims are purely anecdotal.
CBD is Psychoactive and Non-Intoxicating
Many immediately confuse the phrase psychoactive with intoxication. While most psychoactive compounds often lead to intoxication – especially when abused – this is not the case for CBD. While CBD demonstrates capable of altering one’s psychological state (psychoactive), its effects do not lead to an intoxicated state, even in cases of chronic, long-term use. Furthermore, according to a statement released by the World Health Organization (WHO), “…CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.”
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Author: Joshua Willard (Freelance Content Writer/Editor)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*