Can CBD Oil Get You High?

Although the use of cannabis and cannabinoids is growing in the U.S. and around the world, there are many who are interested in the benefits of cannabinoids but are hesitant because of marijuana’s psychoactive effects. However, you may have heard of cannabis products that are legal in all 50 states and asked yourself, “Can CBD oil get me high?”

When the CBD oil is derived from hemp, the easy answer is no, CBD oil alone cannot get you high. CBD hemp oil contains only trace levels of THC – far too little to be psychoactive at suggested serving sizes, even in our most concentrated products.

Some users report feeling increased relaxation. While this may be misperceived as being “high”, it is simply an effect of the CBD and shouldn’t be confused with the impairing psychoactive effects of THC. HempMeds® products are safe to use for your entire family. However, if you are looking to avoid even trace levels of THC in your CBD supplement, we also offer completely THC-free options like CBD isolate and RSHO-X™.

Read more below about the differences between CBD and THC and hemp and marijuana.


CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, the active compounds that provide the effects from ingesting cannabis. Adding cannabinoids like CBD to your diet is acknowledged as beneficial to supporting homeostasis in the body. However, there are many opinions on the ideal way to supplement your diet with cannabinoids. Here we will compare CBD and THC and help you decide whether you will want to use an isolated CBD or full-spectrum hemp oil product.

As we mentioned above, both CBD and THC are cannabinoids – or more specifically, phytocannabinoids since they are plant based. While THC is most plentiful in marijuana, CBD is present in higher quantities in hemp. We further compare hemp and marijuana here below.

One of the key differences between CBD and THC when it comes to hemp oil supplements is that CBD is non-psychoactive. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the chemical compound in cannabis that is responsible for producing euphoric effects. However, in CBD hemp oil products, THC is present in only trace levels, far below the psychoactive threshold. Because CBD produces no side effects, it is regarded as safe for use by anyone in your family.

Both CBD and THC interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system through specialized cannabinoid receptors to provide their effects, mimicking our own naturally occurring cannabinoids.

It is through this interaction with various systems within the body that these cannabinoids promote balance in our lives. Although they interact with the body through different channels, both THC and CBD are tied to maintaining homeostasis.

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Hemp vs. Marijuana

It’s important to first understand that hemp and marijuana are both members of the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa L. However, the two plants are unique in their chemical makeup, resulting in their being used for very different purposes. We explore the important distinctions between these two members of the cannabis family next.

What is Hemp?

Hemp is a cannabis plant that is harvested commercially for its seeds and stalks, which are used to produce a number of products: including food, nutritional supplements, medicine, body care products, paper, textiles, building materials, plastic composites, and even biofuels.

For cannabis to be considered hemp, it must contain no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per dry weight. THC is the active compound in marijuana that causes its euphoric effect. The level of THC in hemp is over 30 times less than the least potent marijuana strains, so it’s impossible for hemp to get a user “high.”

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana is a cannabis plant that is most frequently harvested for its euphoric, psychoactive properties, which are responsible for making users feel high or stoned. The fibers and stalks of marijuana are not used commercially. Instead, the marijuana plant is cultivated specifically for its flowers, which contain the highest levels of THC in the plant.

Through selective breeding, varieties or strains of marijuana can contain THC concentrations that range from 10 percent to up to 30 percent. Marijuana is naturally lower in CBD than THC. Since it contains high levels of THC, use and possession of marijuana, whether for recreational or medical reasons, remains federally illegal in the U.S., although states have passed laws that have legalized either medical or recreational marijuana.

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THC-Free Products

If you want to avoid any THC in your products, HempMeds® offers products that are completely THC-free as well. Using CBD isolate, we are able to provide all the benefits of CBD without THC.


The first CBD hemp oil product of its kind, RSHO-X™ is a completely THC-free version of our customer favorite Real Scientific Hemp Oil™. Since RSHO-X™ contains absolutely no THC, the compound in cannabis that gets users high, it has become the CBD supplement of choice for parents of small children, first responders, competitive athletes, or anyone subject to a drug test. In fact, RSHO-X™ is the first cannabinoid supplement available that meets the rigid drug testing restrictions set forth by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

RSHO-X™ provides safe, non-psychoactive delivery of cannabidiol (CBD) to the body by combining CBD isolate with sustainably sourced MCT oil. With virtually no taste at all, RSHO-X™ can be taken as is or added to foods or beverages.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is not a synthetic or lab-made cannabinoid. Instead, it is an all-natural product, extracted from the hemp plant and refined down to an incredible purity.

Like RSHO™ hemp oil, Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ CBD isolate is extracted from non-GMO hemp using supercritical CO2, a process generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA. The extraction produces a botanical concentrate that includes the cannabinoids, fatty acids, and other plant material found naturally in hemp plants. The CBD hemp oil is then purified using a proprietary process to filter plant material and winterized to remove excess waxes, producing a pure isolate powder with 99% CBD. The CBD isolate powder has no taste or smell to it and can be integrated into a number of products.

Visit the HempMeds® online shop to get started with CBD oil products today or discover more about CBD, hemp, and the HempMeds® family on our education page.





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