How does CBD flower make you feel? Is it relaxing, is it euphoric, and does it compare to THC flowers in any way? These are some of the most commonly asked questions associated with CBD hemp flower and, in this guide, we’ll get to the bottom of them.
How Does CBD Hemp Flower Make You Feel?
Most users of hemp flowers report feeling relaxed, calm, and worry-free. Depending on the strain, they may also feel uplifted and creative. Some use these flowers to help with insomnia and anxiety, others use them to find the creative spark needed to paint, write, and create.
At the same time, however, there are users who don’t feel anything. In fact, if you look at the review sections of CBD dispensaries, you’ll find a host of negative reviews from customers who claim to have bought the flowers in hopes of getting high, only to be disappointed with the outcome.
So, what’s going on here?
Is CBD Psychoactive?
This is a question that has been asked, answered, and argued thousands of times over the years. In truth, it all depends on who you ask. If you ask the medical or pharmacology experts, they’ll tell you that it’s not psychoactive, but if you ask regular users, they’ll argue until they’re blue in the face that it is.
The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
To a user, it’s psychoactive because it makes them feel relaxed, calm, etc. In that sense, it might be mildly psychoactive, much like lavender or chamomile. However, like chamomile and lavender, the effects aren’t always pronounced and may not be felt by everyone.
To an expert, it’s not psychoactive as it doesn’t alter perception or produce intoxicating effects.
We tend to lean more toward the “CBD is psychoactive” side of things, but it’s important to add a caveat to that by reminding users that it’s not psychoactive in the same way as THC, alcohol, or illegal drugs.
It won’t get you high, but at the same time, it won’t produce the side effects associated with these strong drugs, including paranoia.
What Should I Expect the First Time I Smoke CBD?
If you have smoked cannabis before, you shouldn’t have an issue with CBD. You might find that it’s simply a weak version of what you’re used to, much like drinking light beer instead of whiskey. You might not feel anything at all, especially if you’re expecting the strong effects that you’re used to with THC.
The placebo effect may also kick in. If you smoked for many years and then gave up, the act of smoking CBD flowers (the ritual, the taste, the sensation) may spark those memories and trigger a euphoric response.
If you’re completely inexperienced when it comes to drugs and are concerned about it being too strong, don’t be. The effects are mild, and they won’t prevent you from going about your usual daily activities, nor will they send you on a “bad trip.”
All that being said, if you’re simply looking for a legal way to get high, you’re looking in the wrong place!