How and why CBD doesn’t get you high (2021)

How and why CBD doesn’t get you high (2021)

How and why CBD doesn’t get you high (2021)

Firstly, before we get to the complicated stuff, let us explain what CBD actually means and how it works.

So what 

does CBD mean?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is a naturally occurring phytocannabinoid found in the flowers, stems and leaves of the Cannabis Sativa plant family (Marijuana or Hemp). It is one of over 100 cannabinoids identified in the cannabis plant.

CBD has become ever more popular in recent years, its thought that there could be potentially a lot of benefits from this natural compound and there are multiple studies and trials in the US to show that. A study in 2018, showed that roughly 12% of the UK population had either tried or regularly use a type of CBD product and this number is ring year by year. The once stigma that CBD is a drug or dangerous is almost gone and we believe this is due to due to increased medical research and positive media stories on CBD products.


does CBD work?

To understand how CBD works, we need to understand how the Endocannabinoid system works. CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is one of over 100 naturally occurring compounds (cannabinoids) found in hemp, a strain of the cannabis plant. We all have an endocannabinoid system within us, which is a cell-signalling system that targets specific cannabinoids in our bodies. It contains cannabinoid receptors which help to balance the body’s essential functions. The endocannabinoid system is widespread and is thought to affect many physiological processes including: appetite, cardiovascular diseases, fertility, immune functions, memory, neuroprotection, and pain modulation.

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So now we’ve got the basics out of the way, let’s jump right in to the main event!


CBD get you high?

Both CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) naturally occur in cannabis plants. CBD can be isolated from the cannabis plant and the THC compound. People infuse CBD into, oils, gummies, capsules and many other products.

However many individuals might assume CBD causes the same effects as marijuana, because both can be found in the same plant, but this is not the case.

So why doesn’t 

CBD get you high?

Well thats actually pretty simple, Tetrahydrocannabinol or better known as THC, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects. This the part which most people want to avoid when taking CBD products and that gets completely removed in our manufacturing process. 

Whilst legally the THC content only has to be below 0.2% here at Offset CBD we have gone the extra mile and what to be known as one of the best CBD companies in the UK. We guarantee all our products contain ZERO THC which means you can take any of our products with peace of mind, knowing that you can enjoy all the natural benefits of CBD without any psychoactive effects from THC. This also means even top sports athletes being tested for drugs are at last able to enjoy the benefits of using a CBD oil.

So does CBD oil get you high, well the short answer is no as long as it contains zero THC and you buy it from a reputable supplier.

If I take too much CBD will it get me high or can I overdose on CBD?

Like we said above there is no THC in any of our CBD products no matter how much you take. Although it has never been reported that you can overdose on CBD its recommended that you do not exceed 70mg of CBD per day. 

If you need help on deciding on how much CBD to take, please look in the product description section on our website or email

Are CBD 

products legal?

This is a question we get asked a lot and there is some confusion about whether or not CBD products are legal in the UK.

Most cannabinoids fall under the category of controlled substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. This can lead to confusion about the legal status in the UK of CBD.

On 14 February 2020 the Food Standards Agency and CBD foods/food supplements released updated information on the importing and sale of CBD. The sale of CBD depends on the product category. No licence is required to sell CBD in the UK as long as it contains 0% THC.

From 13 February 2020, new food products or supplements on the market require a “novel food” application. The European Commission classes food as “novel” if it has not been consumed to a significant degree by humans before 15 May 1997. This applies to EU countries.

Generally, for CBD to be sold legally, sellers must comply with rules on labelling and ensure that the product contains 0.2% THC or less. 

So you can be re assured, if your buying your CBD from a reputable supplier, you aren’t going to get arrested!

Hope this helps clear things up!