Does CBD tincture get you high? Sometimes they're found in shops that cater to...let's be diplomatic and say a demographic with enthusiasm for particular substances. Also, don't you get CBD from marijuana?
No, CBD tincture does not get you high, unless you happen to get a cannabis tincture - which is different - that happens to have a high (no pun intended!) concentration of CBD. Such products are only legal in select states anyway.
CBD tinctures, however, are legal in all 50 states though you do have to have a prescription in the state of Virginia. So by that virtue, it can't be an intoxicant for reasons we'll get into shortly.
Fear not. It's totally safe.
So, the legislation that decriminalized hemp CBD products, including CBD tinctures, actually forbids hemp CBD products from containing more than 0.3 percent THC by weight.
The legislation in question, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 aka the 2018 Farm Bill, descheduled hemp products of any sort, including CBD products like tinctures, capsules, creams and so on.
However, the bill did not deschedule marijuana and its active ingredient (and all its forms) tetrahydrocannabinol, aka THC. It remains a controlled substance.
A CBD tincture, therefore, cannot get you high unless you consumed enough of it for the trace amount of THC to actually work...which would be ridiculous, since you'd basically have to buy enough tincture to fill a 55-gallon drum. You couldn't take it fast enough to absorb the amount of THC you'd need to become intoxicated.
So, what is the difference between CBD tinctures and marijuana tinctures?
A CBD tincture is made via a different process. Additionally, most CBD tinctures are made from strains of the hemp plant, which differs from the marijuana plant as it does not produce THC in the buds.
Sometimes, marijuana plants are used to make CBD tinctures in addition to hemp, depending on who makes it and where they're making it, but for the for most part, again, different plants and different compositions.
The process, as mentioned, is different. The CBD itself has to be distilled or otherwise extricated from the plant matter, which necessarily removes other compounds (including THC) and yields almost pure cannabidiol at the end of the process.
Marijuana tinctures, however, are different in that it uses an extract from the marijuana plant - and sometimes hemp, depending again on who makes it - and suspends it in a solution for oral ingestion.
Those tinctures contain some CBD as well as THC, though how much of each depends on who makes it, what strains of what plants they use and so on. Those products definitely WILL get you high, because they do contain THC, which - again - is an intoxicant.
So a CBD tincture won't get you high because it would be illegal to sell it except for in a few states, and isn't made the same way.
There are, though, some effects that you should be aware of when taking CBD tincture.
Most notably that it can make you feel tired or lethargic. Granted, some people WANT to; there are some people that use CBD oil as a sleep aid and/or to calm themselves down prior to sleeping. While CBD doesn't put you to sleep, it will relax you so it’s easier to go to sleep.
This is also why it's recommended that if you're going to start using CBD tinctures regularly, you should start at a relatively low dose and also take it consistently so you become acculturated to the effects. This will cut down on lethargy during the day.
There are some other known side effects to taking CBD tinctures long-term, but for the most part you really only have to worry about feeling a little tired...but that isn't the same thing as feeling high.
So no - CBD tincture will not get you high.