Non-psychoactive CBD refers to cannabidiol (CBD) that does not produce psychoactive effects when consumed. Psychoactive effects typically refer to alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior, commonly associated with the compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Unlike THC, CBD does not cause intoxication or euphoria.
CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulating various physiological functions, including mood, pain sensation, appetite, and memory. However, CBD interacts with different receptors than THC does. While THC primarily binds to cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the brain and nervous system, leading to psychoactive effects, CBD has a minimal affinity for these receptors and instead modulates their activity indirectly.