What is CBD oil and can it make you high?

CBD, or by its more formal name Cannabidiol or Cannabis Oil, can come from either the hemp or 'marijuana' plant however crucially it lacks psycho-active properties and can’t make you ‘high’ no matter how much you take. Unlike THC which is the psychoactive part of the marijuana plant that gets you high.

So when CBD is taken on its own, you will experience none of the sensations of being ‘stoned’. And this is the single most important property of the cannabinoid from the legal perspective.

It is not accurate to say that CBD is non-psychoactive because it acts on the brain and appears to impact and affect cognitive functions. It is accurate to describe hemp derived, low-THC CBD as having no psychotropic or intoxicating effect in humans.

How does CBD work/interact with the body?

All of the 60-plus cannabinoids unique to the Cannabis plant interact with our bodies thanks to a network of neurons called the endocannabinoid system/cannabinoid receptor in the brain.

The endocannabinoid system runs throughout your body which is loaded with receptors that bind to the cannabinoids you introduce to your bloodstream when you consume Cannabis in all of its forms. And it’s the chemical interactions of those bonds that create a wide and largely unknown series of responses in your body.

And even though CBD has no toxicity for humans—meaning, it doesn’t make you intoxicated (i.e. high)—it reacts with the endocannabinoid system.

How much CBD should I take? Can I overdose on it?

Please know the Medical Health Regulatory Association (MHRA) and the Food Standards Associations (FSA) requires us to treat Cannabis products as a food supplement and not a treatment or cure for any health condition.  Furthermore, the MHRA/FSA does not allow us to say how much someone should take because if we recommend a certain amount for a particular condition, then, we are implying it can help for that condition.

So, at The Canni Family we are not able to recommend a particular amount to be taken by someone for a given condition. That being said here are some facts and guidance.

CBD and other cannabinoids are known to be non-toxic, with no known fatal overdose levels ever reported. High doses up to 1,500 mg/day of Cannabis extract are reported to be well tolerated in humans. It’s a bit like saying can I overdose on broccoli! We also provide guidelines with each order of our products.

Is CBD Legal? Does it show up on drugs tests?

CBD doesn’t get you ‘high’, products that contain only this CBD and trace amounts of THC are considered legal in the UK.

It’s THC—the part that gets you high—which is illicit and whilst most CBD contains trace amounts of THC they are within the legal limits set out on the .gov website.

When you take a drug test, the aim is to detect THC in your body, not “cannabis.” If you possessed Cannabis without any THC in it, technically you wouldn’t be in violation of the law and this is known as Hemp. And the rules governing hemp are quite different from the restrictions placed on cannabis. 

So the answer is no it won’t show up on any drug tests.

Is Cannabis extract addictive and can I drive on it?

The World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) have released a report on Cannabis extract showing evidence that not only is it safe but highlighting that it isn’t addictive. The report also highlights that no public health problems, like driving under the influence, have been associated with Cannabis extract.

“In humans, Cannabidiol exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential,” wrote the World Health Organization, a U.N. agency that focuses on public health.

It is safe, non-addictive and non-toxic for humans even when consumed at high doses, and does not interact with receptors found in the brain stem, which controls breathing and heart rate.  There are no known serious side effects of taking too much Cannabis extract/CBD.

It is not an addictive substance nor does it have any psychoactive properties meaning people can stop taking it at any time without any withdrawal effects.

How much THC can CBD products legally contain in the UK? 

There is a lot of discussion and divided opinion on this subject. Many U.K CBD brand websites state that their products are legal because they contain less than 0.2% THC. This is totally incorrect. In the U.K, 0.2% THC refers to the maximum THC content within approved hemp strains that can be grown here under licence. For finished ingestible products sold as a food supplement – CBD oil being the prime example – THC and other controlled substances such as CBN and THCV combined must not currently exceed 1mg per container regardless of the size of the container. The THC discussion is both an ongoing and contentious one – at Cambis, we are committed to ensuring clarity for consumers and so we are working hard to establish definitive clarification from Regulators and Government regarding THC levels so that we can include this into the Trust Mark and answer the question “Is my product legal?”.

Please use the link below to click through to the latest Government guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-analytical-limits-for-controlled-cannabinoids


Are your items posted discreetly? How will this purchase appear on my bank statement?

The return address and the company name that will appear on your bank statement will be “Love Purple People Ltd”, and there is no mention of cannabis, hemp or marijuana on the package just Love Purple People. Our bottles also only have The Canni Family logo and Hemp Oil or Spray on the label, so anyone snooping in your cupboards is unlikely to know what the product is. We want you to feel comfortable with the whole process.

Are your products suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians?

Yes, all of our sprays and oils contain ingredients that are suitable for consumption by both Vegans and Vegetarians.

Can you travel with your products?

CBD is not legal in every country so we would recommend that you do your own research regarding your destination.

We have tried to cover all the questions you might wish to ask however if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at zoe@thecannifamily.co.uk

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