Those who are considering CBD as a natural remedy might ask themselves, what does CBD feel like? It is going to get me high? As discussed in previous blogs, there is a common misconception that CBD promotes the same high as its relative, THC, which is not the case. Here, we will review the effects of CBD while taking into consideration certain factors like experience, dosage, and method of consumption or application. As always you should remember that every individual is different, and what works for someone might not work for another.
How is CBD different from THC?
THC is a heavily psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the marijuana plant, and is most commonly associated with its ability to promote a high, although it has varying medicinal benefits as well.
CBD is a mildly-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant, and is mostly used for its therapeutic benefits in pain management, stress relief, and insomnia treatment. It is technically considered psychoactive because of its ability to enhance one's mood, however, it will not produce a high.
An analogy we might use to distinguish these psychoactive effects is:
With THC, you are looking for the presence of a feeling, e.g. a high
With CBD, you are looking for the absence of a feeling, e.g., no pain, insomnia, stress, or fatigue.
The most common method of consuming CBD is through an edible, which is a confection that has been infused with CBD. The effects of CBD when taken in an edible form are suggested to be the most potent in terms of psychoactivity, and they last the longest out of any consumption method. We suspect this has something to do with the CBD being metabolized, as opposed to an oil or vapor being absorbed sublingually. Those who use CBD regularly for pain, stress, or sleep needs will love trying an edible. Here at Green Dr., our gummy blends are the most popular infusions, but we also offer unique treats like almonds, and even honey throughout the colder months!
Another common method of taking CBD is in the form of a tincture. Tinctures can be oil or alcohol based, and generally consist of nothing more than a carrier, CBD, and on some occasions a flavor. Tinctures are most often applied under the tongue for fast absorption that bypasses digestion. They take around 15 minutes to take effect, making them a fast-acting relief option. Relief is slightly less lengthy than that of edibles. Tinctures are a great option for consistent everyday use, especially multiple times a day. We specialize in oil-based tinctures ranging from 800-10,000mg total CBD or cannabinoids.
The fastest acting method of using CBD without ingesting it is through a topical form, such as a balm or gel. This is mostly used for pain relief, but some users also report a relaxed effect from topical application. When CBD is applied to the skin, it provides powerful anti-inflammatory effects directly to problematic areas. This relieves pain and discomfort almost instantly, making topicals a perfect remedy for chronic pain, injuries, arthritis, and even just sore muscles.
This is the fastest acting way to consume CBD. The effects of inhaled CBD take effect almost instantly and are especially good for anxiety and stress, as well as insomnia. We offer CBD hemp flower, as well as disposable and cartridge vapes for a fast-acting delivery.