For many readers out there, this may seem like a question with an obvious answer: no! Well, you’d only be partially correct. CBD and THC are both natural cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, and they have completely different chemical makeups. But just like THC concentrates often contain CBD, some CBD oils have trace amounts of THC.
This doesn’t mean the CBD oil you pick up at the store is going to get you high. Federal law requires CBD oil to contain less than 0.03% THC to be distributed commercially. So, there may be THC present in your oil, but not enough to get you stoned.
With all that being said, here are the labels to look out for when shopping for a CBD oil so you know exactly how much THC, if any, you’re getting.
A CBD oil, tincture or candy labeled “full-spectrum” simply means that there is a range of cannabinoids in the product, including THC. Again, it’s a small amount, but many believe the combination of CBD and THC has more dramatic affects than CBD on its own. It is also said to be successful at relieving anxiety and post-traumatic stress.
Broad-spectrum CBD oils contain other cannabinoids, including terpenes and flavonoids, but no THC. These other compounds could help bring out stronger affects of the CBD, and you don’t have to worry about consuming any THC. Broad-spectrum CBD oils can help with sleep, mood and more.
If you’re looking for CBD and nothing else, CBD isolate is what you’ll want to look for. It’s a great option if you’re new to CBD, or of course, if you need to avoid THC. CBD on its own does still interact with our endocannabinoid system, so an isolate will have affects on the body, just not as “heady” as full-spectrum options. Many use CBD isolate to treat pain, inflammation, and appetite.
Whether you’re looking for relief from physical ailments or mental stress, there’s a CBD oil for you. Keep these terms in mind when shopping for a CBD oil so you know you’re getting exactly what you need.