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Does CBD Get You High?

You’re getting ready for bed. You rinse your face, gently dry it with a towel, and then reach for your face cream. As you rub it in you feel a soothing sensation that leaves your skin feeling refreshed and smooth.

Your face cream is different. This all-natural cream is a deeply hydrating topical infused with aloe vera, plant-based lipids, and pure hemp-derived CBD oil. In addition to relieving dry skin, it acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and a natural exfoliator that increases long-term pore moisture retention.

And many of these beneficial effects are due to that last ingredient: CBD oil.

CBD in Face Cream?

CBD is one of hundreds of chemical compounds found within both hemp and marijuana plants. That’s right, the key ingredient in our face cream—and in an increasing range of products across the board from pet supplements, to skincare, to ice cream—is a compound found in cannabis plants.  

When ingested or applied to your skin, CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a crucial biochemical communication system within the human body that plays a critical role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience. It taps into this system through receptors in the brain and immune system, causing changes that positively affect other bodily systems and processes.

This exciting, relatively new substance is proving to have massively positive health and wellness applications, from skin care to anxiety to epilepsy to relaxation. This is why it is being added to more and more products, and why the industry is exploding.

 CBD Face Cream

CBD Face Moisturizer 

A deeply hydrating face moisturizer infused with pure hemp-derived CBD oil, aloe vera, and plant-based lipids.  

Among others, benefits include:

  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Relieves Dry Skin
  • Natural Exfoliator
  • Reduces Acne Redness

Does CBD Get You High?

Despite this, the fact that CBD comes from hemp and marijuana plants may make some people a bit uneasy. Especially since THC, the substance that produces the psycho-active reactions known as “getting high”, is a distant relative of CBD. No one wants their face cream or food supplement to unexpectedly change their state of mind and get them stoned.

But while both THC and CBD are compounds called cannabinoids, and both are found in the same plants, CBD is completely non-toxic in humans and does not produce any psychoactive effects. In other words, CBD does not get you high.

People and popular culture tend to associate marijuana only with the related effects of THC. Especially since marijuana plants have been bred to contain very high levels of THC in order to produce a stronger and more potent psychoactive reaction in people.

This popular association overshadows the fact that THC is just one of many compounds in cannabis plants, CBD being one of them. Research and anecdotal evidence is increasingly showing that these other compounds, CBD especially, produce all these positive and healthy effects, without the associated feeling of being stoned or high.

Will You Fail A Drug Test Using CBD?

Even if they accept that CBD does not get you high, many people will still worry about whether taking CBD would cause them to test positive for marijuana and fail a drug test. Lots of people are required to undergo drug screenings for jobs, background checks, athletics, and many other things, so this is a legitimate worry that rightfully should be addressed. After all, CBD is a substance from the marijuana plant, whether it gets you high or not.

You can rest assured, however, that CBD will not cause you to fail a drug test, or test positive for marijuana. The key thing to know here is that drug screens do not test for the marijuana plant as a whole. They test specifically for THC, because THC is what gets you high and what can cause impairment.  

Fortunately, the urine drug test for THC and its metabolites is known to have very little cross-reactivity to cannabinoids that are not psychoactive, such as CBD. Put simply, typical drug tests are not looking for CBD and so ingesting it will not affect the test in any way.

A Brave New World of CBD

CBD does not get you high and will not cause you to fail a drug test. This is good news because products containing this substance are changing lives for the better. These products act as completely natural and non-toxic alternatives to many existing treatments and medicines on the market.

People are flocking to CBD not because they want to get high, but because the products containing it are actually helping them with things like joint pain, skin care, anti-aging, and anti-anxiety in ways that other products couldn’t.