Cannabis Awareness Month: Can CBD Get You High?
Although Cannabis Awareness Month isn’t federally official—yet—we decided to celebrate anyway. After all, cannabis and CBD products have supported hundreds of millions (if not billions) of people across the globe.
As each year passes, more and more people discover the supportive benefits of CBD and cannabis. Although cannabis is already a hot topic, we think bringing awareness to this awareness month is necessary to reach those who could potentially benefit from this wonderful plant.
Naturally, Cannabis Awareness Month takes place in April because of the famed 4/20 celebrations.
As part of Cannabis Awareness Month, learning and knowledge are necessary. Read on for essential cannabis facts that will help beginners and experts understand more about cannabis, CBD, and why anyone can potentially benefit from using CBD. You need to know this!
Cannabis Use Goes Back Thousands of Years
First, we want to take a look at cannabis’ extremely long past. It’s estimated that societies have used cannabis as far back as 10,000 years ago.
Cannabis made its way through many civilizations throughout history, from the Chinese to the Egyptians and Europeans. In Europe, cannabis (hemp) was an important crop for making paper, rope, and clothes. In Eastern civilizations, it was often used medicinally and for the same purposes as Europe was using it.
It wasn’t until the 1800’s that Europeans and Americans began to view cannabis as a medicine. Throughout the 19th century, cannabis extracts could actually be purchased in pharmacies.
Marijuana Is Banned Due to Propaganda
Unfortunately, cannabis prohibition would come into effect starting in the early 1900’s. Although cannabis had been used for decades without a problem, public opinion shifted rapidly.
Around 100 years ago, propaganda began to spread about cannabis' association with the lower class and crime. A turning point came in the 1930’s, when true cannabis prohibition began.
Prohibition was enacted in the United States basically due to the efforts of one spiteful man who made it his mission to ban cannabis. Ultimately, prohibition succeeded not because of a genuine concern for the public or scientific research, but by fear.
Luckily, since the 1990’s, cannabis laws have slowly become more relaxed. Now, the US may be on the verge of full cannabis legalization.
Is Weed Addictive?
One of the most asked questions for newcomers is—is weed addictive? The short answer is yes, but the long answer is—it’s complicated.
When it comes to cannabis addiction, we need to first think about how addiction is defined. Most people think of addiction as being hopelessly physically dependent on a drug, like prescription drugs, alcohol, or illicit narcotics. THC (specifically in high quantities) can cause a physical addiction because it causes mind-altering, psychoactive effects.
However, addiction can also be psychological, which is also why people become addicted to gambling, sex, or food. All of these things create positive responses in the brain.
Psychologically, it may also be possible to become dependent on THC-rich cannabis. Some people may enjoy cannabis so much that they find themselves wanting to use it all the time. Luckily, most users find it easy to consume it responsibly.
Another way that people avoid this addictive response to THC is by using CBD instead. Better yet, CBD is not addictive and has actually been studied to aid in addiction treatment for many substances, including THC!
CBD doesn’t cause any type of addiction and is safe to take every day.
What Is CBD?
Of course, that now brings us to cannabidiol or CBD for short. You’ve likely already heard of CBD, and perhaps have seen it for sale online or in your local store.
CBD is a cannabinoid—the name for compounds in cannabis. CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid naturally found in cannabis flowers, next to THC.
However, CBD products are usually made from something called the hemp plant. A hemp plant is a particular type of cannabis plant that has little to no THC in its flowers.
Manufacturers extract this CBD from hemp plants and infuse it in oils, topicals, and more to create excellent wellness products. Oftentimes, like with Sky Wellness products, everything but the THC is translated into an extraction for products, which is often called a “broad spectrum extract”. CBDaF! Uses “full spectrum extracts”, which is the same thing including the federally approved .3% or lower THC.
Can CBD Get You High?
Everyone who is new to CBD wants to know—can CBD get you high? The short answer is no, and the long answer is still no.
Although CBD is a cannabinoid like THC, it works much differently. THC goes to the brain and triggers specific cells that make you feel high.
However, CBD works by triggering different cells in the immune system and in the brain. The outcome is that you don’t feel high, but you still get all the supportive benefits that CBD can offer.
What Are the Supportive Benefits of CBD?
The reason you’ve likely heard all about CBD is due to the craze around its supportive benefits. CBD has a wide range of supportive attributes such as:
- Discomfort Support
- Calming Support
- Sleep Support
- Mental Focus Support
- And more
All of these attributes are one of the main reasons why so many people have implemented CBD into their wellness routines.
How Do You Use CBD?
CBD can be used in many different ways. The most popular methods are by ingesting it through an oil or gummy/softgel, smoking or vaporizing it, or using it on the skin as a lotion.
CBD oils, often called tinctures, are easy to use because they work quickly and discreetly. It only takes a few drops under the tongue to get the supportive benefits of CBD working.
Another popular option is by taking CBD gummies or softgels. These gummies are tasty morsels that are already dosed out with an exact amount of CBD. Expertly-dosed softgels are easy to take too because they go down just like any other capsule-like pill would!
CBD lotions are a popular option for people with joint and muscle issues because it can be rubbed directly onto the skin for support.
Where Can I Find the Best CBD Products?
To get the best supportive benefits out of CBD, you’ll need to get high-quality products. After all, not all CBD tinctures and creams on the market are made to the same standard.
However, if you’re looking for the best of the best, then look no further than Sky Wellness. Sky Wellness goes above and beyond other CBD manufacturers by creating the most effective and safe CBD products.
First, they start by using American grown, non-GMO hemp that’s free from pesticides. Then, they use a clean manufacturing process to get high-purity CBD oil.
The CBD oil is then infused in various outstanding products, from gummies to creams and everything in between!
The best part is that Sky Wellness makes sure to lab test every one of their products. That way, you know exactly what you’re taking is safe and what’s in it.This Cannabis Awareness Month, head over to Sky Wellness and try a CBD product that’s right for your wellness routine.
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