What Is CBD?

CBD will not get you high. Why? Because its THC count, the psychoactive component of Cannabis, is far too low to have a mind-altering affect on the human brain. At least, that’s for Hemp-infused CBD, which has a THC count of 0.3% or less. Marijuana-derived CBD, on the other hand, can run up to 30% — and that’s more than enough to alter your state of mind.

Although it requires more scientific research, cannabinoids and other compounds in cannabis plants and products are thought to work together to amplify or modulate the effects of cannabis, a theory referred to as “the entourage effect.”

CBD in Canada cannot contain more than 0.3% of THC, whereas that restriction is 0.1% lower in Europe, sitting at a strict cap of no more than 0.2% THC. That rule applies to all countries in the European Union, save for those that have decided to introduce their own restrictions, like Denmark, where residents are now required to obtain a prescription in order to use CBD.