Does our CBD + CBDa Get You High?
Posted on March 2nd, 2023
If you’re thinking of trying Tanasi’s line of hemp extracts, but you’re wondering if our patent-pending blend of CBD + CBD will get you high, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ll get to that answer in a minute. But first, let’s get to know these powerful plant compounds.
– What Is CBD?
CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is a compound that naturally occurs in cannabis plants (in the resinous flowers). This plant has an extensive history. People used it for medicines for hundreds of years. Today, it’s extracts are used in supplements, while its leaves, flowers and fibers can be useful for industries ranging from construction to fashion and more.
It’s also a non-addictive substance that is closely related to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). And that is the compound that is responsible for causing a “high” that cannabis seems to be well-known for. But unlike THC, CBD will not make you feel intoxicated or “stoned”. That is because THC and CBD have different properties. It’s also why CBD is federally legal, and THC is not.
– What is CBDa?
CBDa is an acidic precursor to CBD. For that reason, we are best able to harvest this compound when the plant is in its early development stage, when it’s just starting to produce flowers. Even then, it’s not easy to extract large quantities of CBDa, since any source of heat will convert it to CBD. As such when you start processing raw plant matter, you lose most of the CBDa.
Once upon a time, we ignored the supplemental potential of CBDa, thinking it wouldn’t impact your body in any way. Now, evidence suggests that it is a bioactive compound. (Albeit one with a big drawback: it’s highly unstable in its original state.) For that reason, we combine CBD and CBDa in our Tanasi products; by combining both cannabinoids they can each support and boost one another. To learn more about exactly how that relationship works in our products, we invite you to review the patent application for our proprietary, 1:1 ratio of CBD to CBDA, right here.
– CBD vs THC: What’s the Difference?
Now you’ve got a better grasp of the two main components in our product lines. But our full-spectrum products also contain THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, alongside CBD, CBDa and many other hemp plant compounds. But if these compounds all come from cannabis plants, why would THC get you high, when CBD doesn’t? It all comes down to their internal structure.
– Chemical Structure
THC and CBD share the same chemical formulation – 21 carbon atoms, 2 oxygen atoms, and 30 hydrogen atoms. The difference between the two has to do with the arrangement of these atoms. This is what gives them each differing chemical properties. They also affect the body in different ways.
– How THC And CBD Affect The Body
THC is the primary psychoactive compound present in marijuana. It is also what makes a person feel “high.” CBD, on the other hand, does not cause a high. Instead, it may affect your body in ways you’ll have to experience for yourself to truly understand. Or, you can take a cue from one of our customers, Sarella W., who says that our 3600 mg Gold tincture is a “Great product! This is a great natural help with relaxing…I like that the taste is also pleasant.”
Or listen to Angela G., another one of our loyal customers, who notes that our tincture has “made me feel a lot better. I think it is great!”
– Does CBD Get You High?
When people ask “does CBD get you high?”, the answer is no. And neither does using CBD and CBDa together in our Tanasi products. While some people are under the assumption that CBD causes a high, since it is derived from cannabis, they are in most cases confusing this compound with THC, which is intoxicating.
– Does CBD Get You Intoxicated?
The World Health Organization reported that in humans, CBD does not exhibit effects that indicate abuse or dependence potential. At the same time, there has been no evidence relating to health concerns linked to using cannabidiol in its purest form. And that is why it’s deemed this compound to be generally safe for consumption, although each individual reacts differently to this compound. For that reason, you should always consult a licensed medical professional before consuming our CBD + CBDa products, especially if you are taking other supplements or any prescription medications.
Still, with the WHO’s guidance, it seems fairly safe to say that CBD won’t intoxicate you. Keep in mind, however, that this is only the case when the THC content present in the extracts falls at or below the legal federal threshold of 0.3% or less in concentration. As long as it’s extracted from hemp plants, and not marijuana varieties, and stays below the legal THC thresholds, cannabidiol and cannabidiolic extracts are non-intoxicating compounds.
What Else is in Tanasi’s CBD + CBDa Supplements?
Our Tanasi tinctures, topicals and edibles contain a combination of substances that are similar to CBD that are known as cannabinoids. They also contain terpenes and flavonoids, other naturally occurring plant compounds.
Remember, the main cannabinoid that causes intoxication or a high is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. THC is intrinsically psychoactive, which means it creates the symptoms relating to psychosis which can cause a person to feel euphoric, become delirious, or become unable to function optimally both physically and mentally. Some people even temporarily lose motor and mobility functions.
Marijuana contains about 35% to 40% of THC when compared to the minuscule concentrations of 0.3% of THC present in most hemp plants, which belong to the family of cannabis plants. It also means that different cannabis plants share different characteristics and this means that the plant source of your extract will impact the effect an end product can have on a user.
When answering the question “does CBD + CBDa get you high”, the answer is no. This is because any hemp-derived products contain very little THC. To pass federal laws in place in most states, hemp-extracts cannot contain more than 0.3% THC content. This amount is nowhere close enough to cause a person to get high.