I speak to many people who are genuinely concerned and worried about trying CBD – mainly because it comes connected to the name Cannabis.
We have been educated to believe that Cannabis is dangerous, bad for us and is an introductory drug into a whole world of trouble and addiction. In the media you do not have to look very far to find scary headlines such as “cannabis killed my son” (it did not when you read the full story) and ‘dangerous drug linked to dozens of deaths’ (actually an article pointing out that synthetic cannabis may help sleep problems).
Stepping aside from this controversial topic it must be pointed out that CBD is NOT psychoactive and you cannot get high or stoned from it. The cannabinoid THC that gets you high has been removed so there is less than 0.2% in the legal CBD sold in the UK.
This means that when you take CBD there is no change in your state of mind – except perhaps feeling pleasantly relaxed and de stressed!
It is non addictive and is also not a cure all for living an unhealthy lifestyle.
I have encountered people who are curious about CBD and keen to try it all the way through to people who get very angry and dismissive when cannabis is mentioned.
However, I would say that if you are in anyway worried about trying CBD but have heard it may be of some benefit to you, rest assured there really is nothing to worry about. It is incredibly safe as it is a plant extract and such food supplements tend to be gentle acting. Hence their effects may take more time but their risks are far less than a modern pharmaceutical.
I would be more worried about taking an Ibuprofen tablet over CBD – thousands die every year taking ibuprofen – there are no such figures for CBD.
So it is safe.
You cannot get high on it.
It is non addictive.
If you do not know where to start – do send me a message via our healthcare advice page and I’ll do my best to help.
Have a great day,