Every time we confront a physical problem, the first thing we do is look for the possible solution’s side effects! I am not saying this is wrong. You should investigate possible side effects.You mention a problem and your friend gives you a solution. Great, you think, but what if their solution actually makes your problem worse or worse yet elicits a new problem. Which is better, searching for possible side effects beforehand or just wait until you experience them? I believe you know the correct answer.
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is questioned the same way but in a different context! Instead of possible physical side effects, the most commonly asked question with CBD is if it gets people high or in simpler words wasted.
Let me tell you what CBD is and how it can help you.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is one of the chemical compounds derived from the plant named Cannabis. It is included in different products such as oils and edibles, which provide many physical and health benefits. Some include:
- Alleviates inflammation and soreness
- Helps in supporting healthy sleeping habits
- Relaxes irritated muscles and joints
- Calms nerves and eliminates stress
With all these benefits, will it have the side effect of getting you high?
We discussed earlier that Cannabidiol is derived from a plant named Cannabis. Do you know that marijuana comes from the same plant? It does. And that is where the whole confusion comes from. Many assume that CBD, unlike its sweet rebellious sister THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which has marijuana as its primary active ingredient, contains the same psychoactive ingredients. However, CBD is non-intoxicating. The source of CBD is hemp, which has less than 0.03%THC, so it is more beneficial for both mental and physical health.
The primary question of this article is if topical CBD creams can make you high. The answer is an explicit “no”. CBD, whether topical or edible, does not make you high because it does not contain any psychoactive ingredients. The confusion lies due to the link between CBD and marijuana. Now that you understand how they are both derived, you can start your healing with CBD without any reservation.