One of the most commonly asked questions about CBD is, “will it make me high?” The answer: No. Not at all. Not even if you want it too. Because of the history this country has regarding recreational drug use, there are so many common misconceptions regarding the hemp/marijuana/cannabis plant. The “War on Drugs” was officially brought to the public by Nixon in 1970 and 1971, when he declared drug abuse to be “public enemy number one”, and was largely unsuccessful in controlling drug use in the US. This act targeted all recreational drugs, but was also largely a smear campaign against cannabis and the true benefits that the cannabis plant can provide to someone who needs it.
Now, for those who know the bare minimum about hemp/marijuana/TCH/CBD, let me help you differentiate between the types of plant. The hemp plant, in order to be characterized as hemp, has .3% or less of THC in the plant, while marijuana has at least .4% THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is what makes people who choose to use marijuana high. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of 113 cannabinoids found in the plant and unlike THC, CBD does not make you “high”. There are no psychoactive properties to CBD, but it aids with controlling anxiety, insomnia, muscle pains, seizures, and more. In CBD products, the CBD is isolated so there is no risk of accidentally getting high or anything of that sort. Even if you’re not an anxious person, or someone who doesn’t think they need it, I strongly recommend utilizing the benefits of CBD, especially in the constantly moving and changing society and world that we live in.
Of course, this is always the new year buzz, especially coming out of a year like 2020; chances are more bad habits have been made. Many of us got into new cycles that we’d like to break, change, or amend. Wine-to-wind-down more often than usual? Check. Netlfix on the couch more often than not? Yep, that too.