What Does CBD “Feel” Like?

Many people (mistakenly) assume that the effects of CBD are just like the effects of THC- but these two cannabis compounds are as different as night and day. Sure- there are similarities, but CBD is taking the wellness world by storm because it’s non-psychoactive- unlike THC- which means you can take this compound anywhere and everywhere and still reap all the benefits.

CBD is available in just about every form you can think of- from CBD chocolates and CBD tinctures, to soothing CBD bath soaks. But because there are so many varying methods for taking CBD, there actually isn’t a “one size fits all” feeling that everyone can expect to experience.  

One question that we get frequently is: “What does CBD feel like?” 

While the answer to this question varies from person to person, we can give you a little bit of info on how most people feel when they take CBD, and some other things you can expect when you incorporate this into your lifestyle.

Does CBD Make You Feel High?

The answer to this common question is a resounding, “No!”

The WHO defines any substance that affects your “mental processes (like cognition) as psychoactive.” By this definition, CBD could *technically* be considered psychoactive, but the key distinguishing factor is that CBD is non-intoxicating– even doses well beyond what most people would take.

Here’s why THC makes you high (and CBD doesn’t): THC activates the CB1 receptors in areas of the brain associated with feelings of euphoria, relaxation and short-term memory impairment. 

Our friend CBD is actually a CB1 “antagonist”, which means that it will regulate THC’s effects. In fact, some scientists suggest that taking CBD is a good way to decrease the negative side effects of THC, such as anxiety and paranoia.

If you’re eager to get your daily dose of CBD in before a stressful day, the good news is that you don’t have to worry whether or not it’ll make you feel “stoned.” While it may not completely cure your anxiety for good, it could become one of the most important tools in your medicine cabinet.

*It’s important to note that CBD and THC actually have a synergistic relationship with each other, which is referred to as the “entourage effect.” This is why the most effective, highest-quality CBD oil is full-spectrum, with 0.03% (the legal limit) of the THC cannabinoid left intact.*

So, What Does CBD Feel Like?

Let’s dive into what CBD feels like. 

As for how CBD actually makes you feel, it’s more of a subtle effect. CBD is processed by your body and sent to where you need it most- so the feeling of each individual tends to be a bit different. Taking CBD is more about how you DON’T feel. 

How Long Does CBD Last?

On average, the effects of CBD tends to last anywhere between 2-6 hours, but this can depend on a variety of factors. 

The form used, dosage amount, and your unique body composition all play a role in how long your CBD will last, which makes it hard to predict exactly how quickly CBD will kick in or specifically how it will affect you. 

How Does Rosebud CBD Make You Feel? Our Customers Weigh In on the Different Strengths: 

Rosebud Original Strength tincture has approximately 24 mg of CBD per full dropper, and comes in either a 0.5 oz or 1 oz bottle. This strength is great for anyone looking to get started  with CBD , but aren’t sure which concentration to start with!

Our Favorite review: “I recently tried Rosebud CBD oil in the original strength for the first time and I have to say I’m super impressed!! After having tried other CBD oils and tinctures, I wanted to find a CBD that was made from organic hemp and decided to try Rosebud and I have to say, I’m glad I did! I felt noticeably more calm shortly after taking it and it helped immensely with my patience and anxiety levels during stressful situations.” – Kellie H.

Rosebud Double Strength tincture is our most popular strength, which is double the concentration of Original Strength. It contains about 46 mg of CBD per full dropper, and comes in either a 0.5 oz or 1 oz bottle. If you’re looking to use CBD for a wide variety of ailments, this is going to be your best bet!

Our Favorite review: “After extensive research trying to find the best CBD oil for myself, after reading Alexis’s story, I knew her oil would be the best for me. I originally bought it for my sports competition anxiety and thought I would see how it would do with the pain in my right hip and hamstring. I bought the double strength and am happy to say that I was not nervous during my last tournament and I can now sleep more comfortably at night without the pain in my hip and leg waking me up. I also found that when I take it before work, I can deal with the stress and business of my job like it’s no big deal. I also love the fact that it has no additives or preservatives.” – DaNeille D.

Rosebud’s Extra Strength tincture is our most concentrated tincture, which contains 66 mg of CBD per full dropper. This strength is great for CBD regulars who are looking to target more intense issues, like menstrual cramps, post workout muscle soreness, and menopause symptoms

Our Favorite review: “I recently returned to Rosebud Extra Strength CBD oil, having tried several other brands. This is the most effective and pleasant for both mood and pain. I will continue to be an enthusiastic user.” – Beverly J.