No, CBD does not ‘get you high’. People often assume that because CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant it will make you feel high. This is completely false. The part of the cannabis plant that gives you a euphoric feeling of being high is the THC component not the CBD.
Well in your body you have something called an ECS (Endocannabinoid System) and it regulates normal functions such as sleep, mood, appetite, memory, pain, inflammation and much more. The aim of the ECS is to help your body stabilise or return to its normal functioning state in situations such as having a bad night’s sleep, pain from an injury or being ill.
When THC enters the body it interacts with the ECS system and stimulates the system to create a wide array of effects on your body and mind. This is what gives you that high feeling.
When CBD enters the body it does not bind itself to the ECS system but stops the body from breaking down endocannabinoids produced by the ECS system. This helps the ECS to maintain a balanced state throughout the body.
So what does CBD feel like if it doesn’t get you high?
How Does CBD Make You Feel?
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how CBD makes you feel, as there is no tell-tale feeling to grasp onto. A good place to start is with current research. There’s an increasing amount of research that demonstrates CBD complementing different areas of health. The type of CBD product you use and the total dosage you administer will also have an effect on the overall end result you’re aiming for.
CBD Product Effects
There are different ways of consuming/using CBD which will affect the way it makes you feel. The simple reason being how they are absorbed by the body.
CBD oil enters the bloodstream via a membrane under our tongue (we call this sublingual absorption). Therefore it gets to work with your ECS really quickly. Although due to the rapid absorption rate the effects do not last as long.