Most of the people who order our Michigan-made CDB oil, are looking for a way to live their life more fully. They are interested in using CBD oil to alleviate anxiety, ease the nausea often associated with cancer treatments and get a good night’s sleep. They aren’t interested in getting high.
They want to make the most of every day. So, we are often asked if getting high is something they need to worry about when using the CBD organically grown in Michigan on our farm.
Not All Cannabis Plants Are Created Equal
It’s easy to understand the concern. CBD oils are made from the hemp plant, which is classified as a cannabis plant. And, of course, marijuana is also considered to be a cannabis plant.
Although the hemp and marijuana plants are related, there are still big differences. It’s not at all unusual to have a wide variety of traits within a particular family of plants. For example, as the Christian Science Monitor points out, the fragrant mint family dominates the herb world. “It is astounding that so many of our most popular and valuable herbs – including what I would consider the majority of the finest culinary herbs – are in the mint family. They include basil, thyme, lavender, lemon balm, oregano, sweet marjoram, rosemary, sage, savory, summer savory, anise hyssop, and germander,” Barbara Perry Lawton wrote in a special to The CSM.
(And think about it, you probably have relatives in your family that, fortunately, bear little resemblance to you!)
The ABCs of CBD
There are lots of different compounds that occur naturally in cannabis plants, including CBD, which is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, and THC, an abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol.
“Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting ‘high’ that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive,” Healthline explains.
Marijuana plants are high in THC and low in CBD. Hemp plants, on the other hand, are high in CBD and low in THC.
In fact, as you’ll notice on our labels, our Michigan-made CBD oils contain less than .3% THC.If you have other questions about our Michigan-made hemp oils, please feel free to contact us.