CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it has no intoxicating effects. You will not get high if you consume CBD.
CBD works in a part of our nervous system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS has two main types of CBD receptors:
CB1 receptors, which are located primarily in the brain and spinal cord, and to a lesser extent in other organs and tissues.
CB2 receptors, which occur primarily in the peripheral nervous system. They also occur throughout our gastrointestinal and immune systems.
CB1 receptors, which occur primarily in the brain, are responsible for the intoxicating effects of CBD. CB2 receptors, which are located in other parts of the body, are responsible for CBD’s other effects.
For example, THC binds with the CB1 receptors in the brain, and for this reason has an intoxicating effect. THC also binds with CB2 receptors that occur in other parts of our body, which results in a range of benefits for many people.
CBD only binds to CB2 receptors (unlike THC) and therefore has almost no effect on your brain. CBD does not alter perception and will not get you high.