By far the most important concern for consumers is whether or not CBD will cause intoxication or make you feel ‘high’. Being ‘stoned’ or high on cannabis happens when you ingest the compound known as THC. Over the past 50 or so years, THC has been the focus of selective breeding of marijuana strains of cannabis, increasing its presence to nearly 30% - roughly twice as strong as what naturally occurs.
As CBD is derived from cannabis plants there are misconceptions with THC. This misconception often stops many from experiencing the benefits of CBD due to not having important concerns clarified.
CBD is extracted from Hemp cannabis strains rather than marijuana cannabis strains. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, roughly 1/100th the amount found in marijuana and can yield up to 30% CBD. U.S. hemp strains in particular have very high levels of CBD.
CBD is non-intoxicating therefore it will never make you feel high. CBD interacts with our bodies in a very different way to THC as it does not bind to the receptors that create an intoxicating effect.
CBD can positively affect how you feel due to it’s anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties but there is no ‘high’. People often find that CBD helps with staying calm, being focussed and with sleep.