No, CBD doesn’t get you ‘high’ nor is it psychotropic.
CBD is a natural extract carefully separated from the hemp plant. It is one of many compounds present in the hemp plant, and its benefits are widely reported. But there’s one question that gets more attention than others when discussing CBD products, and that’s the question of the CBD ‘high’. New users often question whether CBD can get you high, or whether any strange side-effects might be experienced by those sampling cannabidiol for the first time.
The answer is simple. No. CBD does not get you high. And the explanation is equally as simple: the cannabinoid responsible for the cannabis high is tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. And THC is only present in minute quantities in CBD products, nowhere near enough for any ‘high’ sensations to be experienced. This level is monitored by law, with all reputable CBD manufacturers required to prove the low levels of THC through detailed testing and regulation. (To find out more about the legality of CBD products in the UK, visit our FAQ page here.)
And if you’d feel more comfortable experiencing a CBD with even less THC, check out EthicaCBD Pure which removes all but the smallest traces of THC (so small just 0.0001% THC remains).