What is CBD and can it make you high?
CBD (Cannabidiol) 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, CBD does not.
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.
How does CBD / Cannabidiol 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 / Cannabidiol 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 CBD?
Please know the Medical Health Regulatory Association (MHRA) and the Food Standards Associations (FSA) requires us to treat CBD 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 CBD someone should take because if we recommend a certain amount for a particular condition, then, we are implying CBD 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 / Cannabidiol 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 CBD 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 / Cannabidiol Legal? Does it show up on drugs tests?
CBD doesn’t get you ‘high’, products that contain only this CBD/cannabinoid are considered legal in most countries world-wide.
It’s THC—the part that gets you high—which is illicit and whilst all CBD oil contains trace amounts of THC they are within the legal limits.
When you take a drug test, the aim is to detect THC in your body, not “cannabis.” If you possessed marijuana 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 CBD addictive and can I drive on it?
The World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) have released a report on CBD showing evidence that not only is CBD 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 CBD.
“In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential,” wrote the World Health Organization, a U.N. agency that focuses on public health.
CBD 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 CBD and research has concluded that extremely high doses of 1,500mg a day, are well tolerated.
Numerous studies have shown that CBD could have a positive impact as an addiction treatment itself. A study carried out by University College London showed that cigarette smokers consumed 40% less compared to a placebo group when encouraged to use CBD when they felt the urge to smoke. Different studies have reported the lessening of craving around various substances including alcohol and tobacco.
The US Government owns the CBD patent as a neuroprotectant having powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The patent report states; No signs of toxicity or serious side effects have been observed following chronic administration of cannabidiol to healthy volunteers (Cunha et al., Pharmacology 21:175-185, 1980).
CBD is not an addictive substance nor does it have any psychoactive properties meaning people can stop taking it at anytime without any withdrawal effects.
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 The Canni Family. Our bottles also only have The Canni Family logo and CBD 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.
Is your cannabis, for the CBD products you sell, grown organically?
Our products are of Dutch origin and the plant nursery uses only the tops of organically produced plants. We aim to provide a high and consistent quality of product, with which we can make a positive contribution to your well-being. That’s what we work on every day with great dedication and pleasure.
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 CBD product?
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 email@example.com