Can you get addicted to CBD…? - Kokoro Botanicals

Can you get addicted to CBD?

  • By - kokorobotanicals Admin
  • 07 January, 2021

For anyone new to the world of CBD’s this will almost certainly be at the top your list of questions! Regardless of CBD’s growing popularity and being widely accepted as a potentially beneficial supplement, people still debate if there is an addictive nature of cannabinoids.

While there has been an array of studies in recent years supporting the success with CBD use, people are still concerned about its short long-term effects. 

The main concern we commonly hear people asking are if there is any potential dependency or an addiction that can develop through regular use of CBD oils. 

To understand this better, its best to know how these cannabinoids work in your body. Cannabinoids such as CBD and THC attach to receptors in your bodies tissues and cells. Specifically, they connect with your CB1 (Cannabinoid receptor type 1) and CB2 (Cannabinoid receptor type 2) receptors, which are part of the vast network of neurotransmitters referred to as your ECS (endocannabinoid system). 

While ECS is only a recent discovery, we already know that it plays a vital role in regulating bodily functions such as sleep, memory, digestion, pain, mood, and pleasure. 

Both THC and CBD attach to your these receptors. We know that THC in large volumes over a regular period could cause drug dependency, as a result, you may worry about what this means for your CBD usage. Full spectrum CBD oils contain a low percentage of THC, so the burning question remains can you get addicted to CBD?  

In a nutshell, CBD does not cause an addiction. Studies show that, even with high doses of the cannabinoid does not cause drug dependency. The THC cannabinoid is associated with providing the euphoric affects you may feel, but as UK law requires, the amount is very low, and not high enough to cause any psychoactive effects.

So why do we include THC in our oil? We believe that to truly reap the benefits of using CBD, the full spectrum of cannabinoid’s need to be present, this is because all of the compounds in cannabis work together, and when taken together, they produce a far superior effect than when taken alone. This is also known as the entourage effect. 

If you have any additional questions in regards to this topic or anything else related to CBD’s then please get in touch with us and we will be happy to have a chat.