Look, we’re all for whatever uncle Jim does in the garage on his own time—but we’re more get-prepped-for-the-board-meeting than play-Stairway-To-Heaven-on-repeat. That’s why we started Sky & Wyatt: all natural, hemp-based herbal teas with all the health benefits of CBD and none of the stare-at-lava-lamps-for-hours of THC.
How CBD really makes you feel
If you’ve never tried CBD we know that you’ve got questions on how it will make you feel. You’re likely asking yourself “will I get high from CBD?”. If you ever had a bad experience with marijuana you might be hesitant to try something from the same plant.
We’re here to help change that stereotype. In short: CBD and hemp products will not get you high.
Just because something is derived from the cannabis plant doesn’t mean it possesses inebriating properties. For thousands of years we’ve been breeding the cannabis plant for two fundamentally different uses. One plant was bred for its psychoactive properties and high THC content, commonly referred to as marijuana. The other plant, low in THC and possessing other unique properties (often a longer, more robust steak used for fiber) is referred to as hemp. Hemp was selectively bred for its use as a textile, supplement, and body product. Because hemp was not bred for its high, most of its THC content has been removed.
Read on for more information on both marijuana and hemp to understand that no, CBD won’t get you high.
Marijuana, THC, and a trip on the wild-side
People hear cannabis plant, and their mind immediately goes to smoke clouds, the munchies, and Jerry Garcia.
Marijuana contains large amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): the psychoactive component of cannabis. Pot is undoubtedly polarizing, with the substance still illegal throughout much of the world. Stigmas have been slowly but surely lessening. Legalization is now a reality in Canada and a growing number of states in the U.S.
Furthermore, many experts cite marijuana’s healing properties. It’s medicinally prescribed to treat insomnia, depression, PTSD, and many other ailments.
But quite frankly, marijuana is predominantly used recreationally. Much like any substance that triggers a psychoactive response, there can be adverse side effects—mainly when it’s consumed via smoking.
As such, it’s understandable that not everybody would jump at the opportunity to use marijuana—despite the array of potential positive effects. After all, the very idea of altering one’s mental state can be an intimidating proposition.
Even casual users might seek some of the upsides of cannabis without wanting to tax their mind and body with a marijuana high every day.
To Your Health!
Fortunately, the other cannabis-derived plant – industrial hemp – contains approximately zero THC, typical around or less than .3%. Furthermore, hemp possesses substantial concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is the property most often cited when discuss the medical and therapeutic applications of hemp.
What does that mean, exactly?
In a nutshell, there is no high from CBD and hemp and you . After taking a CBD-based product, there will be no munchies, no paranoia, and no sudden urge to listen to jazz music for 5 hours straight.
In fact, there’s plenty of anecdotal proof that after taking CBD, users will feel a wide range of health benefits. Including – but not exclusive to – reduced anxiety, decreased inflammation, and improved gut health. Read our post on the benefits of CBD to learn more about what it can be used for.
Research even claims that CBD contains more of the healing properties than THC found in cannabis. So, anybody seeking to improve their overall wellness without the high will genuinely appreciate everything hemp-based products bring to the table.
Now that we’ve dispelled the notion of CBD and hemp causing any inebriating effects, let’s take a deeper dive into this discussion:
The subtle Magic of CBD Tea
If CBD and hemp doesn’t get people high, then it’s fair to ponder how it makes users feel.
Experts and users have likened the effects of CBD consumption to that of a runner’s euphoria.
Imagine being hit with a tidal wave of endorphins that drastically better one’s mood in a way that feels 100% natural.
Much like nootropics (supplements that aid in cognitive functions), CBD might also cause a heightened sense of awareness and focus. Over time, ‘feeling’ the effects will diminish (like with any other supplement) and will just seem like business as usual.
It’s worth noting the full-spectrum CBD oils contain a barely detectable amount of THC (we’re talking less than .3% of THC-Δ9). Plants are natural and it’s hard to get that THC down to 0. But that’s okay! As discussed in our hemp and CBD glossary, there is ample evidence that the tiniest (legal) bit of THC will actually enhance the effects of CBD.
Do note that a very small number of these products have led to positive drug tests at various workplaces throughout the country. Therefore, it’s essential to perform due diligence before embarking on a CBD regimen. Look to ensure the products you’re using are high-quality. A good CBD retailer will allow you to see their lab reports. Through the labs, verify for yourself that your CBD products contain less than .3% THC.
Taking CBD won’t get you high, but it will soothe your symptoms
So if you’re still thinking “will I get high from CBD?” there answer is no. CBD comes with virtually zero negative side effects. It has been shown to quell anxiety, offset insomnia, neutralize inflammation, and soothe chronic pain. And you can rest easy knowing you won’t get unexpectedly high by drinking a mug of our tea.