Is CBD considered a “psychoactive” substance?
Any substance that has a direct effect on the function of the brain is considered to be psychoactive. Cannabidiol most certainly does this, as it has very powerful anti-seizure and anti-anxiety properties. Thus, the common statement that Cannabidiol is “non-psychoactive” is misleading. A more accurate term would be “non-intoxicating”, as none of these benefits are “mind-altering”.
The importance of checking your source.
There are some CBD products in the market that can still get you high. This is because not all CBD products contain no THC. Some products may contain trace amounts of THC which can still get you high. The most common threshold for determining if a CBD product is “intoxicating” is if the THC percentage exceeds 0.3%. If the THC percentage is below this threshold, you should not expect any “intoxicating” effects. We highly recommend always requesting the lab testing of the source of the Cannabidiol used in a product and we make this publicly available on our product pages.