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Does CBD Get You High?

With numerous claimed wellbeing benefits such as pain relief, anxiety reduction, and improved sleep, it's no surprise that everyone is jumping on the cannabidiol (CBD) bandwagon. The natural hemp compound has piqued the interest of many, becoming a popular choice among those looking to nourish their bodies and minds. Despite its skyrocketing popularity, many people are still unclear about the effects of CBD, especially whether or not it can get you high. (To this day, our most frequently asked question remains to be, “does CBD oil get you high?”)

The simple answer is no, as CBD does not cause a high. Despite being derived from the cannabis plant, CBD products contain minimal to no THC, the psychoactive compound that produces the euphoria associated with marijuana. Instead, CBD may offer numerous other benefits. This article will discuss the effects of CBD and how they differ from a THC-induced high. So, let's dive into the world of CBD.

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Can You Get High from CBD Oil? 

No, you cannot get high from CBD oil. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, which means it does not produce the same intoxicating effects as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound in marijuana. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and then diluting it with a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil. While CBD products may contain trace amounts of THC, it is typically not enough to produce a high. Therefore, CBD oil is considered safe to use and does not produce the mind-altering effects commonly associated with marijuana use. However, it is important to purchase CBD products from reputable sources and follow proper dosing guidelines to ensure their safety and efficacy.

Why Some People Believe You Can Get High from CBD

Some people may believe that you can get high from CBD due to the association of CBD with the cannabis plant, which is also the source of marijuana. This association can lead to confusion and misinformation about the effects of CBD. Additionally, some low-quality or improperly labelled CBD products may contain higher levels of THC than advertised, which can produce a high. Furthermore, some people may mistakenly believe that any psychoactive effects they experience from using CBD are due to the compound itself, when in reality, these outcomes may be due to a placebo effect or the interaction of CBD with other compounds or medications. However, it is important to note that CBD itself does not produce a high, and extensive scientific research supports this fact.

The Difference Between CBD and THC

CBD and THC are two of the most well-known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. While they both interact with the body's endocannabinoid system, they have different effects.

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that does not produce the "high" associated with cannabis use. Instead, CBD is often used for its potential health benefits, including reducing inflammation, anxiety, and pain. It may also have antipsychotic effects.

THC vs CBD chemical structure

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the compound responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. When consumed, THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain, producing feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and altered perception of time and space. THC may also have potential medical benefits, such as reducing pain and nausea.

Related Reading: What is Delta 8 THC?

THC and CBD UK Law

It's worth noting that the legal status of CBD and THC can vary depending on where you live. In some countries, CBD and THC may be legal for medical or recreational use, while in others, they may be illegal or highly restricted.

In the UK, CBD is legal, but it must be derived from an EU-approved hemp strain and contain less than 0.2% THC (the legal limit).

How Does CBD Make You Feel?

Some people report feeling a sense of calm, relaxation, or improved mood after taking CBD. This may be due to the compound's potential to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in regulating mood, appetite, pain sensation, and other bodily functions.

CBD may also have potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing inflammation, anxiety, and pain, which could contribute to an overall feeling of wellbeing.

CBD Side Effects and Risks 

CBD has a high safety profile and is generally tolerated very well. Despite this, some people may experience mild side effects as their body adjusts to the intake of CBD, especially at higher concentrations. These may include: 

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness

Before using CBD, it is important to consult with your doctor if you are taking any prescription medications. CBD has the potential to reduce the effectiveness of some medications and can interact with them, resulting in unintended side effects. 

Is CBD a Drug?

CBD in its isolated form is not considered a controlled substance in the UK. However, extracting or isolating it from the cannabis plant can result in the extraction of other cannabinoids and by-products. As a result, CBD edible products are now subject to regulation as novel foods to ensure the sale of safe, high-quality, independently-tested CBD products. 

Related Reading: Mission C Receives Novel Food Validation

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Does CBD Show Up on Drug Tests in the UK? 

UK drug tests do not specifically test for CBD so it is highly unlikely that you would fail a workplace or athlete drug test after having taken a CBD product, as long as that product contains a maximum of 0.2% THC, which drug tests do screen for. 

Related Reading: CBD Oil in the Workplace UK

Is CBD Addictive? 

CBD is not considered addictive. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce psychoactive effects and is not known to cause addiction. In fact, CBD is sometimes used to help people manage addictive behaviours and reduce the withdrawal symptoms associated with substance abuse. However, it is important to note that some CBD products may contain trace amounts of THC, which could potentially be addictive if consumed in high doses.

How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?

The amount of time that CBD remains detectable in a person's system depends on factors such as dosage and method of use and may persist for days or even weeks. Typically, when CBD is consumed orally, it is likely to be present in the body for up to 28 days. Nevertheless, as mentioned previously, drug tests do not screen for the presence of CBD. 

How to Be Sure You’re Buying the Good Stuff

There’s no shortage of CBD on the shelves right now. But you must buy high-quality CBD products. To do this, we recommend that you:

  • Do a little research. You want to find a trustworthy brand with accurately labelled CBD products. Reputable brands will offer transparency via lab reports detailing independent third-party lab test results for each product. Lab reports, also known as Certificates of Analysis, are important as they assure that you are getting what you pay for in terms of the potency and purity of the product. Check out our independent lab reports here.
  • Opt for high-quality CBD. There are typically three types of CBD found in products: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate CBD. Full-spectrum CBD contains a broad range of cannabis compounds, including THC, which can enhance the benefits of CBD. Broad-spectrum CBD also contains a plethora of cannabinoids and other natural compounds, excluding THC, making it a popular choice amongst users keen to gain maximum effects of CBD without the presence of THC. Isolate refers to pure CBD which contains absolutely no additional hemp compounds.
  • Try different types of CBD products. Many reputable brands offer CBD oils, tinctures, edibles, topicals and vapes. One form might work better for you than another: it’s worth experimenting before settling on the right CBD product for you.

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  • CBD, which can be extracted from cannabis, does not have the same psychoactive properties as marijuana or THC and therefore does not induce a "high" or euphoric state.
  • While CBD may promote relaxation and reduce anxiety, it does not produce any mind-altering effects when consumed in the form of oils, tinctures, edibles, or other products. Moreover, when used in conjunction with THC-rich cannabis products, CBD may mitigate the intensity of the high induced by THC.
  • Ensure that the CBD products you choose are of high quality and have undergone third-party testing for quality. If the product you are considering purchasing lacks such information, it may not be genuine.

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Is CBD Oil the same as hemp oil?

No, CBD oil and hemp oil are not the same. CBD oil is derived from the cannabis plant and contains high levels of cannabidiol (CBD), while hemp oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant and contains little to no CBD.

What are the most popular CBD products?

The most popular CBD products include oils/tinctures, capsules, edibles, topicals (creams, lotions, balms), and vape products.

Which is the best type of CBD oil?

There is no single "best" type of CBD oil, as individual preferences and needs may vary. The effectiveness and quality of CBD oil can depend on factors such as the extraction method, the source of the hemp, and the presence of other compounds such as THC. It is important to research and choose a reputable brand and product that meets your specific needs and preferences.

Is CBD legal in the UK?

Yes, CBD is legal in the UK as long as it meets certain conditions, including being derived from an industrial hemp strain that is EU-approved and containing no more than 0.2% THC.

Can you use CBD before driving?

There is no evidence that it is unsafe to drive after using CBD. However, it is not recommended to use CBD before driving until you understand how it affects you personally, as it may cause drowsiness or impair your ability to operate a vehicle. It is important to use CBD responsibly and follow the dosage instructions provided by the manufacturer.

What are the effects of CBD?

CBD may have a range of potential effects on the body, including reducing anxiety and stress, promoting relaxation, improving sleep quality, alleviating pain and inflammation, and potentially offering neuroprotective benefits.


The world is rapidly waking up to the power of CBD. With millions of people now using CBD it’s more important than ever to share our experiences. Looking at our most popular products is a great way to get an insight into the essentials people are adopting as part of their daily routines.