Yo, it’s ya boy Dan and I wanna talk to y’all about CBD. You’ve probably heard about it, it’s been getting hella popular these days. People are using CBD for all sorts of things like easing anxiety and relieving sore muscles. But you might be wondering, can CBD get you high? And the answer is nah, it can’t.
CBD affects the brain in a lot of different ways, but getting you high ain’t one of them. In fact, high doses of CBD can actually make the effects of a weed high less intense and reduce the chances of having a bad trip. So if you’re worried about getting lit off CBD, don’t be.
But hold up, that doesn’t mean that all CBD products are totally safe. If your CBD product comes from weed, there might be some THC in it which could cause psychoactive reactions. But if your CBD comes from hemp, you’re good to go. Hemp is a type of cannabis that doesn’t get you high and is used for things like making textiles, paper, and food. As long as your hemp-derived CBD has less than .3% THC, it’s legal in every state in the US.
Now let me tell y’all about the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This is a system in your body that produces its own cannabinoids and processes cannabinoids from outside sources like weed or CBD. The ECS is responsible for regulating a bunch of important stuff like your mood, appetite, pain sensitivity, sleep, and digestion. And get this – not just humans have an ECS, all kinds of animals have it too!
So how does the ECS work? Cannabinoids like THC and CBD bind to receptors throughout your body to communicate with your cells. There are two main types of receptors called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are mostly in the brain and spinal cord while CB2 receptors are mostly in immune cells. THC binds to both CB1 and CB2, which throws off a lot of your body’s functions and can make you feel all sorts of wacky. But CBD doesn’t really bind to CB1 and CB2, it mostly just chills out and blocks the release of certain enzymes that break down anandamide, a hormone that makes you feel relaxed and happy.
So what’s the deal with THC and CBD working together? They’re actually pretty similar at a molecular level, but CBD doesn’t have the same psychoactive effects as THC. However, CBD can help reduce some of the negative effects of THC like anxiety and paranoia. And in high doses, CBD can even mellow out the euphoria of being high. Researchers are still trying to figure out all the different ways cannabinoids and other chemicals in weed work together to create different effects.
So to sum it up, CBD won’t get you high but it can do a lot of other cool things like make you feel more relaxed and ease pain. As long as your CBD comes from hemp and not weed, you’re good to go. And if you ever want to try weed but are worried about getting too lit, maybe try some CBD first to mellow out the effects of THC. Stay chill, y’all!