CBD vs. THC: does CBD get you high?
Because CBD doesn’t interact with the CB1 receptors in the way that THC does, it doesn’t get you high. CBD oil and other forms of CBD aren’t used recreationally, but their effect on the levels of anandamide in your body means they still can help to lift your mood and promote relaxation.
This is the major difference between THC and CBD: THC is psychoactive, and CBD is not. As discussed previously, CBD does appear to alter the effect of THC (and your endocannabinoids) in various ways, likely to do with it binding to a different site on the receptors. So when combined with THC, it may reduce your high.
CBD Oil vs Hemp Oil
CBD oil vs Hemp Oil: are they the same thing?
There is a lot of confusion about terms when it comes to hemp oil and CBD oil. They’re often treated as if they’re interchangeable, but that isn’t really the case.
Most hemp oils are made from the seeds of the plant, and it’s mainly used for cooking and for the production of things like plastics, biofuels and soaps.
Hemp is technically the same plant as the marijuana most people know – they’re both types of Cannabis sativa – but it’s generally much lower in THC and higher in CBD. However, when people make hemp oil, they use seeds, and the resulting CBD content is very low.
CBD oils are similar, but the main focus is having a high concentration of CBD in the finished mix. It can be made from flowers, leaves and stalks of the hemp plant or a high-CBD strain of a THC-containing marijuana plant.
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