If you read the section “What is CBD and how does it work,” then you know cannabis has several different cannabinoids present, but there are two that have a major effect on the human body – THC and CBD.
THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, gives you a psychoactive effect and is what gets you high when it binds with your CB1 cannabinoid receptor in your brain.
CBD cannot bind to your CB1 receptors, so there is no psychoactive effect in your brain. This simply means you will not get high from it.
A study conducted in 2012 collected data that showed:
“Unlike THC, CBD had no effects on sedation, intoxication, mood or psychotic symptoms. These data suggest that CBD alone has remarkably few symptomatic effects in non-anxious healthy subjects, which is important in relation to the potential therapeutic utility of CBD in neurology, psychiatry and other fields of medicine.”
In a World Health Organization summary of cannabidiol, they affirmed CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. In other words, you can’t get addicted to CBD.
“In experimental models of abuse liability, CBD appears to have little effect on conditioned place preference or intracranial self-stimulation.”
However, CBD does bind with the CB2 receptors of your endocannabinoid system. These receptors carry pain signals, so if you can block those signals from reaching your brain, you can possibly find an effective treatment in alleviating numerous symptoms.
If you are required to take a drug test and you wish to use CBD products, you must ensure that you are using products that contain either CBD isolate or broad spectrum hemp oil / CBD. DO NOT USE FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL /CBD PRODUCTS.
What’s the difference?
Broad spectrum hemp oil and CBD isolate are created in a lab to ensure that they contain zero THC. Full spectrum CBD or hemp oil is straight from the plant and will contain a small amount of THC because hemp contains trace amounts of THC.
You will not feel any effect from the THC in full spectrum hemp oil, but it might show up on a drug test, give you a false positive. So, your best bet is to ensure that you are not getting any THC in your CBD products if this could be a problem for you.