Does Broad Spectrum Hemp Get You High?


One of the questions that are asked by people regarding CBD and hemp products is if broad-spectrum hemp has the capacity to get a person high if they use it. By the way that this question keeps coming up it is evident that there is a lack of understanding when it comes to hemp, hemp products, and the different types of hemp extracts that are available on the market. The short answer to that question is no. No type of hemp will get somebody high. The reason why, however, is kind of a big deal. 

Hemp Extracts in General

In all actuality, there is no such thing as broad-spectrum hemp. This term is getting confused with a broad-spectrum hemp extract. The hemp, itself, is a plant that grows in the ground that can not by law have any more than 3% THC content. In order for scientists to create a broad-spectrum hemp plant they would have to be a little more creative and genius than you might imagine. See, without the THC present in the hemp plant, it would no longer be hemp. It would be something else.  Until some brilliant scientists figure out a way to create a completely THC-free strain of cannabis, all hemp plants will have at most 3% content. In any event, the extract of the hemp plant is what is important about this article.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract Facts

The hemp plant is a derivative of the cannabis plant. Cannabis is the genus of the plants that are consistent with flowers and buds that are chock full of cannabinoids including THC. Within the hemp plant, there are over 100 different cannabinoids that share the living space with THC, CBD, and many other compounds.

During a hemp extract, the essential oil of the hemp plant is extracted from the plant and separated from the remaining solids. When there is a full-spectrum extract, the full spectrum,m of the hemp plant is included in the extract. This means that all of the flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids that are available in the plant become available in the extract. They are all there, minus the lant. This means that what is left over is a concentrate of the essence of the hemp plant. Everything that was in the hemp plant is now in the oil that was extracted from it.

In some cases, the first oil that comes from the hemp plant is called crude hemp oil. After the crude oil is extracted further processes produce a full-spectrum distillate which is added to other products, or sold as a full-spectrum tincture.

Broad-Spectrum Hemp Extracts

In the process of a broad-spectrum hemp extract a couple of extra measures are put into place so that although the rest of the hemp compounds in a full spectrum extract will still be available, any remaining THC will be removed. Basically, what a broad-spectrum extract means is that it is a full-spectrum extract, without THC. This way, many people believe, there is still a possibility that the entourage effect will take place and use the rest of the remaining components of the hemp plant to work together in order to bring a fuller and more robust effect from the hemp product.


So now that you have a more clear understanding of what the different spectrums mean, it is clear to see that there is no way that broad-spectrum hemp products will get you high. In all actuality, the odds of any hemp product getting anybody high are extremely low. There is not enough THC available in the hemp plant to produce any type of high.

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