We ask or think about this is a question all the time. Since both CBD and THC come from the cannabis plant, some people automatically associate CBD with THC and think that because THC can make you high or psychoactive, then so can CBD. The brief answer is ‘No. CBD, on its own, cannot make you high.
The CB1 receptors in our body are highly concentrated in the brain and nervous system (and the lungs, liver and kidneys), and the CB2 receptors are in the peripheral tissues and cells of the immune system and play a role in the relief of pain. While both CBD and THC react to both CB1 and CB2, THC binds more with the CB1 receptors, thus producing that high or euphoric state while CBD binds more with the CB2 receptors giving a relaxing state.
Although getting high is not one of them, some users of CBD experience some common side effects.
Since 1994, I have suffered on and off with chronic pain as a result of degenerative joint changes in both my hips and knees. After refusing traditional pharmaceutical prescriptions as I felt they were invasive to my body, I started researching CBD products, specifically oils and medical marijuana products. I am happy to say that I have been taking them for over 3 years with tremendous success!