does CBD work without THC?

Does CBD Work Without THC?

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The basic question that a lot of people want to know, is “Does cannabis oil without THC work?” The answer? Yes it can. In fact, cannabis without THC can work wonders!

Full-spectrum CBD hemp oil contains many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, fiber, protein, chlorophyll, flavonoids, and terpenes.

Besides adding these critical nutrients to their system, many of our customers are using daily CBD servings to support balance in their bodies to promote health and wellness.

CBD without THC does work for thousands of our satisfied customers and it can work for you, too. And although it does not need THC to be effective, the two compounds do have a connection and can even work more efficiently in tandem. More on that later…


The two most well-known and recognized elements in the cannabis plant are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).

Both CBD and THC are compounds known as cannabinoids. THC is known for being the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana; it’s what gets users “high” or “stoned.” CBD, however, is not psychoactive. In other words, CBD use will not get you high.


Cannabinoids affect our endocannabinoid system, specifically our brain and central nervous system. All cannabinoids, including CBD, attach themselves to certain receptors in the body to produce their effects. The human body has two receptors for cannabinoids, called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.

CB1 receptors are found all around the body, but they mostly exist in the brain.

These receptors deal with coordination and movement, pain, senses, mood, thought process, appetite, and memories, among others. In case you hadn’t guessed, THC attaches to CB1 receptors.

CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system, therefore having an effect on inflammation and pain. CB2 receptors are responsible for CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects. Inflammation is an immune response and is a factor in many diseases and conditions.

So, THC affects the entire human body and the mind, while CBD is more focused on reducing pain and achieving homeostasis. Obviously, CBD doesn’t have the same cognitive effects as THC, but the two can be taken together to create a balance. For example, taking CBD has been known to neutralize some of THC’s frowned upon side effects, such as paranoia and increased heart rate.


CBD is isolated for specific treatments, but it’s also often used in conjunction with other cannabinoids to enhance effectiveness in what scientists call the “entourage effect.”

For example, it appears CBD makes THC better at treating inflammation. Other cannabinoids, such as terpenes and flavonoids, appear to play a vital role in other interactive synergies.

This “whole-plant” line of thinking tells us that THC, and other cannabinoids, used in conjunction with CBD, can have positive effects in cannabis medicine/therapy because one enhances the other, and vice versa.

However, although the pairing of THC and other compounds with CBD is interesting and compelling from a scientific and medicinal standpoint, HempMeds® wants to make it clear that all of our products are pure CBD oil, with no THC.

All of our oils, tinctures, capsules, and topicals are 100% legal and shippable to all 50 states and 40 countries. All CBD, no THC! To browse our collection of CBD products, click here or learn more on our CBD Education page.

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