CBD oil’s main component is an extract from a cannabis plant with an abundance of that particular cannabinoid. You might be wondering, though: Does CBD oil have THC? The answer isn’t as simple as “yes” or “no.” Let’s take a closer look.
Why Should You Use CBD Oil?
People use CBD oil for a variety of reasons, including:
- Anxiety relief
- Alleviation of the side effects of cancer treatment
- Relief from pain and inflammation
- Treatment for acne and other skin conditions
What Are the Types Are Available?
Many people prefer using CBD products instead of getting THC from using cannabis because CBD doesn’t cause mind-altering effects. But wouldn’t it be possible for CBD oil to contain some amount of THC? After all, the source of both cannabinoids is the same plant.
The short answer: Yes. CBD oil does have THC sometimes. When it comes to the actual THC content, though, it depends on the type of CBD oil you choose:
- CBD isolates, by definition, contain only CBD
- Broad-spectrum CBD oils have CBD, other cannabinoids, and terpenes — but not THC
- Full-spectrum CBD oils contain all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds found in the original plant — including THC
Cannabis-derived full-spectrum CBD oils may contain varying amounts of THC. The ratio of CBD to THC is fully dependent on the original plant. You might find some that have 20:1 CBD to THC, 2:1 CBD to THC, or even a balanced 1:1 CBD to THC.
Does CBD Oil Get You High?
If you’re using a full-spectrum CBD oil, you might be wondering if it can get you high. Again, the answer to this question depends on the type of oil you choose.
An oil that has a CBD to THC ratio of 20:1 isn’t likely to cause any significant mind-altering effects. All you’ll notice is the healing benefits of the oil. But if you choose an oil that has a 2:1 or 1:1 CBD to THC ratio, you may feel a bit of a buzz.
With enough THC in the CBD oil, you may feel a gradual mellowing — not anything difficult to handle, thanks to the presence of CBD. The slight, pleasant high shouldn’t interfere with your ability to function normally. However, keep in mind that your tolerance and other factors do play a role in what you feel.
As with any new cannabis product, you should always start low and slow. If you want to increase your dose, do it gradually to avoid any unwanted and unpleasant feelings.
You’ll come across different types of CBD oil in your local dispensary. Understanding how THC may affect your reaction to a dose will help you to find the best CBD oil for your needs.
Why Would You Want a Little THC in Your Product?
When CBD oil does have THC, it can be quite beneficial — particularly in small amounts.
There’s evidence that the various cannabinoids in the cannabis plant work together to enhance each other’s benefits. The phenomenon is known as the entourage effect. Because of this, CBD and THC work better together than they do separately. CBD can also dampen the psychoactivity of THC, meaning that it lessens the cannabinoid’s high-inducing properties.