Can You Ingest CBD Oil And Get High?

If you’ve only heard of CBD relative to marijuana or weed, you may think that CBD is this negative substance that people use to get high. While CBD does come from the same family that marijuana comes from, the compound is not, in itself, equal to marijuana. That’s like comparing a twig to a tree.

If you’re stumped as to what the difference is between CBD and THC (what gets you high in marijuana), read on to learn more. In this article, we’ll cover the difference between CBD and THC, and why CBD will not get you high.


CBD and THC are both compounds, or cannabinoids, found in hemp and marijuana–both of which belong to the Cannabis sativa plant family. CBD stands for cannabidiol. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. As you can tell, words start to mix and mingle and look the same after a while. We use acronyms to make life a lot easier.

The whole confusing ordeal with hemp and marijuana is that the federal government considers one legal and another illegal even though they both come from the same family.

The federal government classifies marijuana as cannabis plants with over 0.3% dry weight THC levels, and that’s considered illegal (for the most part). Hemp refers to legal cannabis plants that contain–you guessed it–less than 0.3% dry weight THC levels.

So, THC is the compound that the federal government regulates and considers illegal. Why? It’s because THC gets people high. CBD is the compound that offers the potential healing benefits of hemp and cannabis plants, such as providing pain relief and helping to lessen anxiety. It’s the innocent little brother in the family that gets away with things. 

Is CBD Oil Legal?

CBD oil, produced from legal hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC, is legal. This is because the product has been sourced from a legal plant, and does not contain any additive illegal substances (as in the case of Delta-8 products).

CBD oil is legal to use but, we advise you to use it with caution. Do more research on the right dosage for yourself before using it. Also, do keep in mind the potential to test positive for THC on a drug test if you use CBD oil daily.

Can You Get High From CBD Oil?

The answer is no.

Even if your bottle of CBD oil contains traces of THC levels and you chug the whole bottle–which we do not recommend, at all–you will not get high. CBD oil contains too little THC content to functionally impair you or help you get high.

Read this article to learn more about taking CBD oil while driving, and how to find the right dosage to avoid negative CBD side effects. 

Learn More About CBD

Although you cannot get high from CBD, it is still an amazing cannabinoid that may offer many potential health benefits. We recommend you do more research on this compound and whether it is right for you before you dive headfirst into CBD.

Guess what? Our blog is the perfect resource for you to learn more about CBD. Check out more from our blog!


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