Is CBD Addictive?

Many people ask is CBD addictive? 

 

First, let’s look at the definition of addiction.

The definition of addiction: the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. Physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.

What is cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Of over 480 different compounds present in the plant, only around 66 are termed cannabinoids. The most well known among these compounds is the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), which is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

Is CBD a cannabinoid?

Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Better known as CBD, it is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa plant. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.

Can you get addicted to CBD?

CBD is a non-addictive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. The body cannot build a high tolerance to CBD, and it is also a non-intoxicating substance. The substance in the cannabis or marijuana plant that has addictive properties is THC, and CBD oils do not contain enough THC to get someone high or cause someone to be addicted to CBD.

Does CBD get you high?

CBD is non-intoxicating, so you can’t get high from CBD unless the product contains high concentration of THC.

How does the 2018 Farm Bill define hemp? What does it mean for FDA-regulated products?

At the federal level, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (the 2018 Farm Bill) was signed into law on Dec. 20, 2018. Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp, defined as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” These changes include removing hemp from the CSA, which means that cannabis plants and derivatives that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis are no longer controlled substances under federal law.

At Duke’s Naturals, our Mint THC-Free Human CBD Tincture has 0 THC. Zero means absolutely no detectable levels of THC. We distribute one of the only hemp CBD oils that contains zero THC and is not diluted down or recreated using a pure CBD isolate. On-site chromatography and HPLC testing ensures accurate levels of cannabinoids and confirms that​ levels of THC has been completely removed through our proprietary processes. This means you can enjoy all of the benefits of CBD without worrying about feeling a THC-induced high as a side effect.

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