Trust me, you’re not the only one wondering if CBD will get you high. Luckily, the answer to your question is, no CBD will not make you feel high because it contains trace amounts (if any) of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Both are derived from the cannabis plant, but they interact with our bodies quite differently.
Marijuana contains high amounts of THC which is the drug responsible for its psychoactive effects or “high” that users report feeling. CBD, however, is derived from hemp which contains very little THC.
CBD and THC also interact with our brains differently. THC binds directly to the C1 and C2 receptors in our brain which creates a euphoric high. However, CBD doesn’t bind directly to our receptors which allows it to provide benefits without any psychoactive effects.
Research suggests that CBD can counteract the psychoactive effects of THC. This is also known as the Entourage Effect, which suggests that THC and CBD work best when used in combination with one another.
In other words, marijuana can get you high, but CBD alone will not make you feel high.