Cannabis is both hemp and marijuana. The two plants are cousins, but you can’t get high from hemp nor its CBD hemp oil and CBD products. Hemp oil can do a lot for your body—but getting you high isn’t one of them. Here’s the real reason the substance doesn’t have psychoactive effects. Does Hemp Seed Oil get you high? In short… no. Rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, it contains few-to-no cannabinoids (which can get you high) .
Can You Get High from Hemp or CBD Oil?
Over the last few decades, marijuana has steadily gained popularity. And there is no going back. Still, despite all the media buzz about the health benefits of cannabis, it is still largely associated with psychotropic effects. Due to years of suppression of this plant, most people still assume getting medical assistance from cannabis – via hemp or marijuana – means getting high. That’s not necessarily true and there is so much more to cannabis. The bottom line: can CBD make you high? Read on!
Hemp is NOT Marijuana
Most people don’t understand that cannabis is both non-psychoactive hemp and psychoactive marijuana. The two plants are actually cousins, but you can’t get high from hemp nor CBD hemp oil or CBD products. In fact, in most medical marijuana strains, the majority of the beneficial effects come from CBD and not THC. (Yes, CBD can be extracted from marijuana, too, and separated from THC.) THC is responsible for the majority of recreational use due to its psychoactive effects on the body and how it generally makes users feel sensations of euphoria. Most CBD products are made strictly from hemp-derived CBD – which is true of ALL Isodiol products.
Getting back to the subject: will you get high from CBD? No, and that’s a good thing!
No Hemp or CBD high!
CBD and THC work against each other to block out the other’s effects when one is more present in a strain of cannabis. Each hemp plant contains such a low amount of THC (generally 0.3% or less) that if you were to smoke hemp alone you would probably just end up with a bad migraine. In fact, as the saying goes, you could smoke a joint the size of telephone pole and not get high.
For that reason, large amounts of hemp are needed to be harvested in order to produce enough CBD extract to be used in CBD-based products. Medical marijuana produces more CBD per plant, but hemp plants can grow closely together, unlike marijuana, thus improving their industrial growth capability. For example, about 200 tall, skinny hemp plants can grow in one square meter. One acre can yield 8,000 pounds of hemp seed, not to mention all of the stalks. When cold-pressed, those 8,000 pounds of hemp seed will yield over 300 gallons of hemp seed oil. Again, oil is also extracted from the stalks.
However, CBD oil extracted from hemp plants is the only type that the US government allows to be sold legally nationwide.
Now consumers can enjoy all types of CBD hemp oil and other CBD products in a variety of forms (like water and edibles among others) and through improved delivery methods.
What’s the Deal with Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil in itself is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, and can be found in health food stores around the country. EFAs are not produced by the body; we must get them in our diets. They are the healthy fats that sustain us, powering both our brains and bodies. However, we don’t hear much about hemp oil, because it’s CBD that really brings an array of health benefits. So, even if you’re not buying CBD oil specifically, you can still get a wealth of nutritional benefits simply by adding hemp oil to your diet.
Learn more about about how cannabinoids can benefit your well being and improve your quality of life by reading through our hemp oil blog.
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How Hemp Oil Delivers The Stress-Reducing Benefits Of Weed (Without The High)
Dr. Bindiya Gandhi is an American Board Family Medicine–certified physician who completed her family medicine training at Georgia Regents University/Medical College of Georgia.
Happy 4/20! These days, cannabis is in high demand (pun only slightly intended). But it’s important to note that there are many types of products that come from the cannabis plant, and only some contain enough tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in marijuana, to get you high. Hemp oil is not one of them.
Why you won’t feel “high” after taking hemp extracts.
Hemp extract is rich in beneficial plant compounds called cannabinoids including CBD, but it’s very low in THC—the psychoactive compound that causes you to feel “high” when smoking weed. “There is very little THC in hemp products, less than 0.3% verses up to 30% in marijuana,” explains functional medicine doctor Amy Shah, M.D. (In order to be a legal product, hemp extracts must contain less than 0.3% THC, which the USDA considers a ‘trace amount.’)
Hemp extract does contain terpenes and flavonoids, organic compounds present in all plants, fruits, and vegetables that give off specific aromas and tastes. These elicit particular responses in the body and often act synergistically with cannabinoids to boost their effects. So while the supplement can make your body feel good and relax your mind, hemp oil won’t make you feel high—even when taken in large doses.
What you can expect after you take hemp oil.
So, if hemp oil doesn’t get you high, what does it do, exactly? Research shows that it can provide relief from everyday stress and anxiousness, promote feelings of calm, support healthy immune function, and help with sleep, for starters.* It’s also becoming a popular ingredient across the cosmetic industry as it’s said to help promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.*
On that note, the number of benefits you’re able to reap from a hemp product ultimately depends on how much of the hemp plant is incorporated into the formula.
Full-spectrum hemp oils are comprised of the whole hemp plant, meaning they’re high in cannabinoids, like CBD, and phytocannabinoids, which, renowned integrative physician Robert Rountree, M.D., tells mbg, “affect the [human body’s] endocannabinoid system, the body’s master regulatory system.*” Together, all these working parts of the plant produce what’s called the “entourage effect,” magnifying the product’s effects on the body.*
There are a slew of benefits that hemp oil could potentially offer someone when properly implemented into their daily routine (with the correct dosage), but among the many things the cannabis substance can do for your body, hemp oil won’t make you feel high.*
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.
Does Hemp Seed Oil get you high?
Everyone’s going a little crazy for Hemp Seed Oil at the moment and rightly so. It’s so light but still deeply hydrating, it’s non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores), anti-inflammatory, full of vitamins, antioxidants – honestly, we could go on and on… But as the Hemp and CBD trend rises a lot of questions are arising. What is Hemp Seed Oil made from? Is it actually good for your skin? And can it get you high…?
Are CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil the same thing?
CBD oil is made from the leaves, flowers and stalks of the Cannabis Sativa plant—the only parts of the plant where cannabidiol is found.
Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, is made from the hemp seeds from the same plant, meaning there is little to no CBD content. The oil is rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, so it can do wonders, but beyond that it doesn’t have the same psychological effects of CBD (the calming aspects for the mind) – it does however have amazing calming properties for your skin! The oil is legally used in large quantity for cosmetics and nutritional supplements when it has a THC content of less than 0.3%.
CBD & Hemp together is an natural emollient, is deeply hydrating and helps soothe stressed out skin.
Wait… so can Hemp Seed Oil get you high?
In short… no. Hemp Seed Oil is not the same as CBD or the Cannabis plant you might be a little more familiar with. It contains few-to-no cannabinoids (THC- which can get you high) because they’re not present in the seeds of the Hemp plant which the oil is made from.
While other kinds of oils from the same plant are rich in cannabinoids and are common in recreational drug use, hemp seed oil contains mostly omega fatty acids that do wonders for your skin. So, there’s no need to worry about high off of Hemp Seed Oil, you won’t. You can already find it in a variety of skincare products, and you can even eat it!
Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil for Skin
Hemp Seed Oil is known to be super high in antioxidants, Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, and linoleic acid to help lower inflammation and soothe skin. Essentially its main purpose for skin is acting as a hydrator and humectant, drawing moisture to the skin. Bursting with vitamins, antioxidants and amazingly nourishing, with a comedogenic score of zero, it doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin meaning it’s great for your skin, no matter the type. Because we love the benefits of this light silky oil so much, you’ll find Hemp Seed Oil in both our Dawn AND Dusk Elixir, for a radiant glow from Dusk til Dawn and then some.
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