Does CBD get you high? Is CBD and Marijuana the same thing? What even is THC? And so, the list goes on. There are so many questions that it can leave people lost and confused. If you fall into this category, don't worry, you're certainly not alone. Although there are more and more people gaining a better understanding of CBD, there is still a lot of misinformation out there so today I'm here to set the record straight.
Cannabis: is a family of plants that are made up of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica.
Marijuana: is a plant that can be a member of both classifications and is cultivated for both recreational drug use and medicine. Marijuana, also known as 'weed' contains high levels of THC, which is the primary psychoactive compound that produces the high sensation.
Hemp: is a member of the Cannabis Sativa family and is cultivated for non-drug use as its chemical makeup consists of <1% THC, which means hemp won't get you high and is being used as a source of CBD.
CBD: or cannabidiol, is a compound found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. It's one of many potent cannabinoids found in hemp and is known for supporting body and mind in various ways. CBD products come in many forms, including oils, tablets, drops, vape pens or balms.
If you're still feeling a little confused, below I have answered a few of the main questions our clients often ask us.
Will I get high?
No, you can't get high from taking CBD. The simple reason is because it's not "psychotropic".
Psychotropic is the scientific way of saying it makes you hallucinate. CBD won't send you on a "trip", but you may feel a sense of wellbeing and relaxation from taking CBD, which is why so many people swear by using it.
Why use CBD?
CBD is an excellent way of naturally restoring balance and enhancing our general sense of wellbeing. Used holistically, CBD is known to alleviate stress, sleepless nights and have a positive effect on your general wellbeing. Calming, soothing and mood-boosting, CBD helps relax body and mind – whether that's unwinding after a stressful day, rejuvenating your energy when you're flagging or helping you to focus on whatever it is you have to tackle next.
How should I take CBD oil?
There are a few different methods to take CBD, and it's a personal choice which you prefer. It is most commonly taken orally. The best way to do this is to put a few drops of the oil under your tongue. The longer you can keep the oil under your tongue, the better, so as much CBD as possible can enter your bloodstream via the thin skin in your mouth.
I'm hoping that this has helped to clear everything up a bit regarding the differences between all the various types of use for cannabis and that any other questions or queries around CBD and its use have been answered. Here at Lady A our Range is strictly 0% THC and is being sourced with only the very best premium product. We also have a wide variety of CBD products to choose between which are easy to incorporate into your daily wellness routine and have a huge array of health benefits. If you have tried some already, please comment and let us know which is your favourite!