Getting High by Mistake

In my search for really good broad- or full-spectrum CBD, I’ve found a few CBD gel cap brands that may have a little more THC than the federally allowed 0.3 percent limit for hemp-derived products. I say that because I’ve gotten a little high while using a few CBD brands.

I grew up in the ‘60s and used cannabis off and on from about 1967 to 1979, so when I briefly got a little high last year after taking four CBD caps I figured it was because the caps had a small amount of THC along with the CBD, and I’d taken more than the recommended dose. Lots of CBD brands suggest that users take one capsule, once or twice a day. But I routinely take more than recommended of everything — Advil, Zyrtec, Imodium, whatever. So, too with CBD.

I didn’t even consider that I’d get high on CBD. It’s well known as the non-intoxicating cannabinoid in cannabis and, as I tend to do, I’d been taking a lot of CBD for five years without getting high. The first time I got high by mistake, I was using a couple of new (to me) brands. I’d taken four gel caps,

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