Can you drive after taking CBD?
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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles! Traveling with CBD can be confusing due to its newness in today’s world. So, can you drive after taking CBD? Yes, you can! It is safe to drive because CBD does not impair the parts of the brain that are involved in driving. Taking CBD can alter mood, but does not intoxicate or hinder driving. There are so many potential benefits of CBD such as anxiety reduction, better focus, and improved mood. These could come in handy while driving especially if you experience road rage from time to time!
CBD & THC. What is the difference?
This is a question that a lot of people ask us at Kentucky’s Best Hemp because of the relationship between CBD and THC. Let’s break it down.
THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the most abundant of all the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The only similarity between CBD and THC is that they are both extracted from the hemp plant. Read our other blog “Can hemp get you high?” to learn more CBD and THC.
CBD vs. Marijuana? Not the same!
CBD is not the same as marijuana. Even though many states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, it remains illegal in all 50 states to drive while under the influence of the psychoactive drug. In contrast, CBD does not contain enough THC to create a “high”. When taking CBD it is not considered to be driving under the influence because there are no mind-altering effects in comparison to marijuana. The calming effects of CBD should not change your driving capabilities.
What’s the legal limit of THC in CBD?
The legal limit of THC in CBD oil is 0.3%. This amount of THC does not create a “high”. This is why you can drive after taking CBD.
However, CBD changes the mental state resulting in a relaxed state, decreasing excitability and nervousness.
Always let your body become accustomed to how CBD affects you before going for a drive. And as always check with your healthcare provider before starting a CBD regimen.