CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis, known as hemp. CBD is one of 85 chemical substances known as cannabinoids, which are all found in the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most abundant constituent of the Cannabis plant. CBD is legal and safe to consume, yet has long been in the shadow of THC.
However, here is where the confusion starts.
The most abundant constituent of cannabis is the cannabinoid known as THC, a strongly psychoactive substance that is responsible for causing marijuana users to get “high”, and as a result, its production and usage are strictly regulated.
While CBD is completely separated and isolated from THC and CBD cannot get you “high,” there is still a lot of stigma as many people tend to mistake CBD for THC. These fears, are understandable, especially since the terminology surrounding CBD can be very confusing.
Nonetheless, it is impossible to get “high” by using CBD hemp (that has no or only traces of THC), as it is also impossible to get “high” by consuming CBD oil products (that contain no THC).