Aside from the medicinal properties of marijuana, it has become popular among recreational smokers for the naturally uplifting effect it has. Many of those who consume marijuana for recreation or even for medicinal purposes describe the experience in terminologies such as getting buzzed, high or stoned.
People who recreationally use marijuana look for varieties with the highest Tetrahydrocannabinol THC content whereas those who sought medicinal marijuana look for high Cannabidiol or CBD yet low THC varieties. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD just like the other cannabinoids is welcomed by the body through our cannabinoid receptors. We have cannabinoid receptors in our bodies because our bodies produce their own cannabinoids that interact with the endocannabinoid biological system. This is a complex system that is composed of molecules, receptors and enzymes in the central nervous system primarily that help regulate various cognitive and physiological processes in the body.
Most CBD products sold today are derived from hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant that is high of CBD yet low on THC. Legal requirements could mean that some medical marijuana should contain no more than 0.3 percent of the psychoactive THC.
But before we could discuss the possibility of getting high with CBD, let us have a deep look at the marijuana experience of most people and how they describe it.
Being buzzed is the initial effect of cannabis minutes after its consumption. It is described as the feeling of suddenly feeling different which may differ from person to person as alterations to one’s mind and being are being triggered by the cannabinoids in marijuana. This feeling is described as euphoric and may make you feel like giggling for a while.
Getting high is literally the higher level of marijuana experience. It is the uplifting of your energy, emotions, and state of mind that could last up 4 hours. Getting high depends on a number of variables.
The first variable is the type of marijuana strain you’re consuming. Marijuana strains differ in their THC content which is the ingredient you want to look out for in order to get high. Medicinal marijuana often has high CBD but low to moderate THC which you may not find as enjoyable to consume as the higher THC variety. It is the THC content of marijuana that gets you ‘high’.
The smoking experience is also a factor because a smoker may simply puff the smoke off without absorbing anything.
Another variable is the method of consumption. Ingesting marijuana by having its oil mixed with food has very little effect since it is already diluted into the medium that it is prepared with like candy, chocolate, and gums. Medicinal marijuana in oil form is often administered this way as most who use it are not really into smoking like children and old people.
The method of consumption that will get you most high is smoking a joint or by using a dab rig.
Getting stoned is defined as feeling heavy, drowsy, and relaxed. It happens after getting high. The experiences of getting buzzed, high of stoned we have mentioned above have all been attributed to THC. By itself, CBD does is not psychoactive like its counterpart, the THC.
As a rule of thumb, those who want recreational marijuana will look for high THC while those who want medicinal marijuana will look for high CBD and low THC in order to get the medicinal benefit without the effect of the psychoactive ingredient.
EFFECTS OF CBD
CBD is administered in different ways for medicinal purposes such as tinctures which means that they are dissolved in alcohol, or by edibles and ingested products such as oil and extracts that are mixed with food. By introducing phytocannabinoid into the body, symptoms of some health conditions are alleviated such as insomnia, epilepsy, anxiety, depression, and even cancer. CBD is also administered topically in ointments, gels, and lotions to be applied to hair and skin for burns, insect stings, and others.
CBD also has certain adverse effects like nausea, dip in blood pressure, and fatigue. This adverse effect of CBD on the body is related to the effect of CBD on the body, CBD will get you ‘stoned’.
DOES DABBING CBD GET YOU HIGH?
To conclude, CBD may not be naturally psychoactive and may not get you high but will give you the feeling of being ‘stoned’ or euphorically relaxed when taken in high concentrations.
Dabbing is a way of consuming marijuana where a potent marijuana wax is put into a complicated dabbing rig that is usually made of glass. The marijuana was is dissolved inside the dab rig and you’d inhale the smoke on the other side. This is a better way of ingesting marijuana than smoking regular joint because the marijuana wax itself is more potent than dried buds and the dab rig is an efficient way for you to inhale smoke.
So, dabbing CBD will make you absorb more of the CBD and will get you definitely stoned, not high.