There is a common misconception that both THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) will get you high because they come from the same plant. However, for those of you who keep up with CBD research and news know these two cannabinoids are different.
Today, hemp is an agricultural commodity and hemp-derived CBD has been separated from the definition of “marijuana”. THC-containing cannabis is still regulated under the US Controlled Substance Act.
Why is CBD treated so differently from THC? In part, this has to do with the distinction between industrial hemp and other varieties of cannabis. The most critical difference has to do with the different ways THC and CBD interact with receptors in your brain.
So, can CBD get you high? Keep reading to learn about the difference between CBD, THC, and the plants from which they’re harvested.