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One product to avoid is CBD oil that has been adulterated with synthetic cannabinoids. These are lab-created chemical compounds that bind with the same cannabinoid receptors in the brain that THC and CBD do. But they can be as much as 100 times more powerful than THC, and have been known to cause extended psychotic episodes and even death. They’re often sold under the brands Spice and K2 (but there are many others) in truck stops, head shops and convenience stores. Sometimes they’re sold as vape juice in bottles marked CBD.

Although CBD may alter your mood—providing a deep sense of calm and relaxation—it doesn’t change spatial and sensory perception or create euphoria, like THC does. In that sense, both cannabinoids are psychoactive, but only THC is intoxicating. This also applies to delta 8 products, THCA and all other forms of tetrahydrocannabinol.

CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants (a cannabinoid) that provides proven therapeutic benefits. Because it doesn’t have the same intoxicating effects as its cannabinoid cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) is more lightly regulated, and can be sold without a prescription in most U.S. locations. Even high CBD strains of cannabis can be purchased online without a medical marijuana card.

How does CBD make you feel?

CBD has psychoactive effects too. But whether you call CBD’s effects a high or not, vaping it or using CBD oil makes you feel different. There are noticeable sensations that many users find as pleasant as those provided by THC. Unlike THC products though, using pure (or nearly pure) CBD will not make you fail a drug test—as long as you’re careful to choose the right kinds of CBD products.

Cannabinoids created outside the body—called exogenous cannabinoids—like CBD and THC from the cannabis plant, can also bind with the CB1 or CB2 (and other) receptors to produce various effects and moderate some physical functions. THC can relieve nausea and increase appetite, and both CBD and THC are effective for pain relief. CBD is an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory, and has proven medically effective in treating certain seizure disorders.

In addition to CBD-rich flowers, CBD can be consumed in vape juice (e-liquid), CBD oil tinctures, edible products like gummies and drinks, in capsules, and in a wide variety of topical lotions and creams. CBD e-juice can be vaped in a regular vape mod or pen, or taken orally like a tincture. But even if its label calls CBD e-liquid “oil,” it isn’t really oil; e-liquid is made with propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Tinctures are made with actual CBD oil and carrier oils like MCT or coconut oil, and can only be consumed orally, never vaped. Inhaling real oils can be dangerous.

CBD is extracted from hemp and processed into different kinds of CBD products. CBD isolate and broad-spectrum CBD contain no discernible THC, and are the safest ways of using CBD if you are concerned about a drug test. Full-spectrum CBD contains traces of THC, and although it too is unlikely to make you fail a test, it should probably be avoided to be absolutely sure.

If you’ve been thinking about supplementing your existing health regimen with CBD, chances are you might have a few questions about the beneficial cannabinoid compound.

CBD has several documented, scientifically-researched effects. Among them is CBD’s ability to bring about a state of relaxation. Moreover, individuals who have a history of epilepsy may feel relief from their seizures by regularly using CBD. To that end, in 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved Epidolex, a CBD-based medication that treats epileptic seizures.

The Common Misconception About CBD

If, however, you are on prescription medication, you should also be aware of something called the Grapefruit Warning . Put simply, this is a warning that is printed on some prescription medications where grapefruits and certain other citrus fruits can interfere with the way that the medication is metabolized in the body. CBD has been shown to have the same effect on “Grapefruit Warning” medications. CBD, like grapefruit, can cause too much medication to enter into the bloodstream by directly affecting the liver enzymes that metabolize these medications. It is therefore advised that you consult your primary care physician or medical specialist before adding CBD into your daily supplement regimen.

There are minimal side effects linked to CBD use. Those minor side effects that some people experience typically happen when higher concentrations of CBD are taken. The most common side effects are:

When isolated, CBD has no intoxicating properties. Moreover, CBD products derived from the hemp plant also won’t get you high. Hemp naturally contains less than 0.3% THC, while the marijuana plant contains over that amount and can be intoxicating when taken in large doses. Since the percentage of THC in hemp-based CBD products is so low, there isn’t enough of the compound to create any psychoactive effects.