What Happens if You Take CBD with Alcohol?

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At this point, it is fair to assume that you have heard of CBD or cannabidiol products.  The CBD industry is on the rise as more people learn about its benefits.  It is important to remember that CBD is different from THC and does not contain any psychoactive ingredients.  Meaning, people taking CBD will not feel the effects of being “high” with marijuana products.  To learn more about CBD, please read our FAQ section or our CBD 101 to get more general information. 

 

Can you Take CBD with Alcohol?

 

People who take CBD experience a variety of beneficial and enjoyable effects.  These advantages depend on the dosage and the application.  For example, a pain relief rub applied to a sore knee will provide different results than taking a CBD softgel designed for a restful nights’ sleep.  In general, edible CBD products can relieve stress, anxiety, reduce social phobias and slightly remove inhibitions.  Although alcohol works significantly differently from CBD, moderate alcohol use can also bring similar results.  

 

Creative brewers and wineries have even started to create CBD-infused wines, beers, and spirits.  According to James Giordano, professor of neurology and biochemistry at Georgetown University Medical Center,  You can feel the effects of CBD and alcohol working together, even if you are not taking the same substances simultaneously.  He provides an example in which someone has wine with dinner and then takes a CBD sleep-aid before bed. 

 

Items to Consider with CBD Use

 

Another way of looking at the outcome is to understand that alcohol can strengthen the effects of CBD and the other way around.  However, this is not to suggest that either substance should be taken to boost the desired impact of the other.  A recommended dosage does not exist when it comes to alcohol.  The same is not valid with CBD products.  It would be best if you referred to the recommended dosage and applications found on every JHCo. product you are using. 

 

It is entirely normal to have many questions about CBD, its legality, and how these products are used.  We don’t have decades of societal use and acceptance for adults to have general knowledge on the subject.  If you are new to the world of cannabidiol products, we recommend continuing your research.  The team here at Jersey Hemp Co. has created an easy-to-use quiz to help determine what products are ideal for your needs.  If you still have questions, please feel free to contact our team to learn more. 

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