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  • by Nicola Boulton August 26, 2022 5 min read

    Does CBD Make You Feel High

    Marijuana is illegal in many states since it makes people feel high. This is because the compound contains tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound in the cannabis plant known for the psychoactive effect. Many laws have loosened to fit society due to the impact the cannabis compound has on the human body. Therefore, it is evident that the compounds can be used for the well-being of the body. CBD is a recent golden specimen in the labs since it has shown its reliability in helping curb diverse health issues such as pain, seizures, and arthritis.

     Basic About CBD

    Cannabidiol is the common cannabinoid compound derived from hemp and cannabis plants. It is commonly known as CBD. CBD does not have a psychoactive effect and thus cannot alter the user's mental state. According to Watt & Karl (2017), THC is a marijuana compound known for its effects on the brain and; causes high feelings.

    There are three types of CBD: full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. The CBD isolate contains only one plant compound, cannabidiol, and is thus known as the purest form of CBD. Full spectrum CBD is also called the whole plant CBD since it contains all plant components, including THC. However, the legal amount of THC used in any product is below 0.3%, which is approved as non-intoxicating. The compounds are less processed to obtain the full spectrum CBD than CBD isolate.

     The broad-spectrum CBD is the best choice for people who do not want to have any THC traces in the product. However, they would desire to benefit from other compounds such as flavonoids, terpenes, and the rest of the cannabinoids, including canaigre.

     Formulation Of CBD

    CBD is formulated into different forms and thus easily available for many people. CBD can be found in edibles, topicals, vapes, and sublingual forms. Learn more about what percentage of cbd is good?

     CBD Vapes

    CBD vapes are also called e-liquids. They are designed to be inhaled into the lungs through the mouth. According to Darabsehet al. (2020), vaping is healthier than smoking, where the compounds are fully burnt, thus posing a threat to the liver. Therefore, there is a need for further studies to identify the long-term effects of CBD on the body. CBD vaping is considered the best for sleep, especially if you have a problem falling asleep. This is because it has high bioavailability where the effect   takes a shorter time to surface because the compound is directly absorbed into the bloodstream

    CBD Sublingual

    Sublinguals such as tinctures are CBD products designed to use below the tongue for absorption. Tinctures are made by soaking the cannabis leaves into the solution, for example, alcohol. CBD sublingual have a fast effect since they are directly absorbed into the body below the tongue. However, they are good for people who love to feel CBD's earthy bitter natural taste.

     CBD Edibles

     CBD edibles are the best, easy and discreet way of taking CBD. They are convenient enough since you can take them anywhere at any time. They are the best good for newbies in the CBD family since they can cover the weedy taste. CBD edibles take quite a long time for consumers to feel the effects because the product is digested before being absorbed into the body. Edibles are good if you want to feel the effect for longer. Therefore, despite the long time you feel the effects, you can enjoy it much longer than vaping.

     CBD Topicals

     CBD topicals are majorly for external use. Apart from impacting the skin, most are used for pain relief. According to Überall (2020),  CBD can be used to relieve different forms of pain, including nerve pain. Pain relief is one of the major reasons for the wide spread of CBD and major products for massaging. CBD topicals in all the skincare products such as lotions, creams, and salves.

    How CBD Works

    CBD provides effect by interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors. The human body contains the cannabinoid system, which is believed to have the same molecular structure as the cannabinoid from the cannabis plant. These receptors are divided into two, namely CB1 and CB2 receptors. There are essential o for the functioning of the body's immune system, senses, and change in appetite.

    CBD works by binding the CB1 and CB2 receptors while THC acts on the CB1 receptors alone and thus causing the psychoactive effect CB1. Receptors are found in the brain and nerves, while the CB2 receptors are in the immune system and other body organs, including the skin. Therefore, despite the mode of CBD administration, there should be an interaction of the cannabinoid and the receptors for the effects to be felt.

    How To Choose The Best CBD

    The Source Of CBD

    CBD can be derived from hemp and cannabis plants. The food and drug administration emphasizes hemp-derived CBD since it contains fewer THC amounts and thus cannot intoxicate the user. Also, the FDA emphasizes on US grown temple since it is regulated by the agricultural bodies, thus safe for human use. Cannabis plants tend to absorb compounds from the soils and thus can contaminate the end products, thus lowering the quality.

    The Quality Of CBD

    The quality of CBD is determined by many factors, including the source of CBD, the manufacturer's reputation, and the method of CBD extraction. Therefore, it is good to consider the quality of the product. A good quality product serves your need, guaranteeing the value of your money back.

    Certificate of Authorization

    This is one of the essential factors which you should consider when purchasing any CBD product. The certificate of authorization contains the third-party statements, the method of CBD extraction, and all the possible contaminants available in the product.

     The Method of CBD Extraction

     CBD is extracted from the plant by chemicals and CO2. According to Rochfort et al.(2020), CO2 is the best CBD extraction method since it does not expose the product to other contaminants that can affect its potency.


     CBD is a cannabis-derived compound that is widely appreciated due to its health effect on the body, including pain relief. CBD products are infused with different types of CBD, such as full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolates. They differ in the number of compounds they contain from the plant. CBD on its own cannot make you feel high. THC is known for its psychoactive effect. Different factors should be considered when purchasing CBD products, including the source of CBD, extraction method, quality, and certificate of authorization.


    Darabseh, M. Z., Selfe, J., Morse, C. I., & Degens, H. (2020). Is vaping better than smoking for cardiorespiratory and muscle function? Multidisciplinary respiratory medicine, 15(1).

    Überall, M. A. (2020). A review of scientific evidence for THC: CBD oromucosal spray (nabiximols) in the management of chronic pain. Journal of pain research, 13, 399.

    Watt, G., & Karl, T. (2017). In vivo evidence for therapeutic properties of cannabidiol (CBD) for Alzheimer's disease. Frontiers in pharmacology, 8, 20.

    Rochfort, S., Isbel, A., Ezernieks, V., Elkins, A., Vincent, D., Deseo, M. A., & Spangenberg, G. C. (2020). Utilisation of design of experiments approach to optimise supercritical fluid extraction of medicinal cannabis. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-7.

    Nicola Boulton
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