Is CBD addictive?
As more people are turning to CBD to help them support and maintain their health, the common question in their minds can often be whether, like cannabis- CBD could potentially become addictive?
Just because the cannabis plant can be known for recreational use that does not mean that it automatically makes it addictive. It is true however that you can become addicted to cannabis but what about CBD, which is made from the other cannabis plant which is hemp?
Well, CBD is categorically not addictive, so let your worries fade away!
A report last year by the World Health Organization declared that CBD is non-addictive, writing, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential” and that “CBD is well-tolerated and safe for human consumption.”
CBD is not addictive as it contains no/very little THC. THC is the ingredient that causes cannabis to be addictive in some people.
Because CBD is made from high CBD and low THC hemp it makes it non-addictive. CBD does not stimulate the brains “pleasure hormone” dopamine system.
CBD is unlike any addictive substance. Because it does not produce an excessive release of dopamine, it cannot get you high. This means that the euphoria associated with opioids, or the intense relaxation that nicotine causes, are not present when you use CBD.
Although CBD may contain a tiny amount of THC, it will never be enough to get you high and won’t carry any sort of addiction risk.
In addition to this there has never been a reported case if CBD causing death. This is because CBD does not interact with any receptors in the brainstem (the part that controls your heart rate and breathing.
Hopefully this short blog has cleared up any misconceptions you have may regarding CBD being addictive. Just remember, if you are just starting CBD just start off low and work your way up until you find a happy medium.
CBD also has no such withdrawal symptoms. Drop us an email if you have any more questions.