By: Baker Brooks-DeMare
Does CBD make me high?
When first looking into the benefits of hemp, this was my first question and biggest concern. I wanted to make sure that this was something that would benefit my body, but not compromise my every day decision making and executive functioning. As legalization of marijuana becomes more on the forefront, it may be easy to lump CBD and hemp into the same category – when in fact they are not the same.
According to the World Health Organization in December of 2017, “cannabidoil does not appear to have abuse potential or cause harm.” Later they reported that further studies will continue, but that there has been “therapeutic values” to using CBD or hemp oil. CBD is a nickname for cannabidoil, which simply is a naturally occurring compound found in hemp and cannabis plants. THC, or tetrahydrocannadinol is not the main component found in CBD oil, thus not giving you that “high” that marijuana is famous for. Basically, think of it as marijuana’s sober cousin – it gives you all the health benefits without the high.
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