What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of many cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD is known for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties, and is non-intoxicating, meaning it won’t make you feel “high.”

Will CBD make me feel high?

No – CBD will not make you feel high. Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating. 

Because CBD can have a calming effect that works to quiet our thoughts, we prefer the term non-intoxicating as opposed to non-psychoactive. 


How does CBD interact with my body?

CBD and other cannabinoids interact with receptors in our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Everyone has an endocannabinoid system, regardless of whether they consume cannabis or not.  

Experts are still researching the ECS, but so far, we know that it plays a role in regulating many of our body’s most critical systems, such as inflammation, sleep, mood, and memory.

Clinical research on CBD is still new, but ongoing. Recently, the FDA approved Epidiolex, the first clinical treatment including CBD. 

What effects can I expect from CBD?

Everyone experiences CBD differently, but in general, people report:

  • Feelings of calm
  • Clear-headedness
  • Relief from mental and physical discomfort 
  • Improved rest

What does full spectrum mean?

CBD is only one of the many cannabinoids found in hemp. Full-spectrum CBD products are those that contain all of the cannabinoids that are naturally occurring in the hemp plant, as opposed to isolating only the CBD cannabinoid. 

The inclusion of additional cannabinoids (such as CBN or CBG) may result in an amplified effect. This is known as the “entourage effect,” where cannabinoids work together to boost their effects. 

How much CBD should I take?

CBD dose will vary from person to person, and will depend on the specific concern being addressed.

For most people, it makes sense to start with a moderate daily dose (25-50mg), and gradually increase as needed to achieve the intended effect.

When starting a new CBD routine, make sure to keep track of how much CBD you’re taking and whether or not your symptoms are getting better.

Please consult with your healthcare professional before incorporating CBD into your daily routine, particularly if you are taking prescription drugs.

Is CBD legal?

In the United States, hemp and marijuana are legally recognized as two different plants. Cannabis plants that produce ultra-low Delta-9 THC levels (less than 0.3%) are considered hemp, which is legal to grow, sell, purchase, and ship in the United States. However, some states have implemented state-specific restrictions. CLEO CBD products do not ship to states in which CBD is not permitted.