If you are brand new to using CBD products you might not be exactly sure how they will affect you. If you are wondering about driving or operating machinery while using CBD products, then we will look into this a bit further and give you the answers to your questions. Many people associate CBD with its cousin THC and it’s simply not the case. CBD on its own simply does not have the same intoxicating effects as THC. Knowing what type of products you are purchasing is going to be your biggest indicator to answer the question at hand. All products are not created equal and the importance of buying products with third-party lab results will be a good indicator of which products are good to buy and which ones you should stay away from.

What Is CBD?

Before we get into the question of “can you drive on CBD?” let’s start more basic and give you a general understanding of CBD. CBD is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. CBD is known for its medicinal properties. Most people are not aware that cannabis includes marijuana & hemp. Marijuana is what most people think of and associate THC with. THC is the contributor that gives the “high”. Marijuana is typically low in CBD and high in THC. Hemp on the other hand is the reverse and typically much higher in CBD and very low in THC. Both CBD and THC come from plants and their molecular makeup is very similar, however, CBD does not give you a ” high”.
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Can I Drive After I Take CBD?

I assume this is the part of the article which you really wanted to know about. If you have never taken CBD before and have not read the last paragraph, then you should know that CBD will not give you a “high” as you might compare to THC. CBD by itself or even with very low dosages of THC (under .03%) will not give you a “high”. This is not to say there may not be any side effects, which some people do get such as a relaxing state, sleepy, and feeling lightheaded. Just to reinforce CBD is not harmful. Many people take multiple doses of CBD throughout the day can perform their typical daily activities without any issue. If anything, the CBD should help you get through the day better!

Saying all of that, each person is different and CBD can affect each person differently, so use your own judgment. If you have never tried using CBD before, I would not suggest getting into your vehicle after your first dosage. When first starting to use CBD, administer while in the comfort of your home and see how it’s going to affect you. You can rest assured CBD is non-psychoactive.  If you have further concerns regarding CBD in general then your first stop should be to your family doctor. They should be the ones giving you health advice and you should be filling them in on why you are looking into using CBD.

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Consider Your Source and Where You Buy Your Products

I cannot tell you exactly what is in your CBD product if you do not buy it from us directly. All of our CBD products are full-spectrum meaning they contain a little goodness from many cannabinoids but none of our products contain nearly enough THC to give you a high. Some CBD oils I have seen that come from dispensaries or weed shops do contain a much higher concentration of THC which in that case will give you a high. Look for a product that gives you full disclosure or a lab testing of what’s contained in the product. All of our products contain lab reports so you can see what ingredients are being used and what the lab results say. THAT IS FULL DISCLOSURE!

CBD Lab Results
An example of the CBD lab results you will find on each of our products

 

Studies

There was a great study published in 2021 which looked at the effect of Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on driving performance. The Study looked a the magnitude and duration of impairment during driving following vaporization of cannabis containing varying concentrations of both CBD and THC. The conclusion was that when people vaporized CBD dominant cannabis vs placebo there were no significant differences.

We do not supply this information to encourage anyone to drive if they have not used CBD before as it certainly can affect people differently. We simply want to ensure people that the CBD dominant products do not induce intoxication the same way that THC does as we do get the odd question from customers asking if you can drive on CBD.

Source: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2773562

It’s great that you are doing your research into using CBD and I hope that we can help you further. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have further questions regarding any of our CBD products. Hopefully this helped answer the question “can you drive on CBD”.