Becky Spencer-Davies • CBD News
CBD and Drive
Can you take CBD and drive?
Is it legal to take CBD and get behind the wheel?
We know you can’t take drugs or drink and drive, but can you take CBD and drive? You might be thinking surely not as after all, it does come from the cannabis plant. However, CBD is legal and fine to take before you drive, in most cases.
It does not have any psychoactive effects that THC has. We want to make sure you are safe on the road. In this blog, we will share more information about taking CBD and driving.
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Will it be OK to take CBD and drive?
The majority of people don’t find they have side effects to CBD. However, a few reports feeling tired, light-headed or notice a drop in their blood pressure. These effects can impact driving. The key is to see how CBD makes you feel personally, before you hit the road. Everyone has different tolerances to the cannabinoid, so you need to work out what is right for you. If you notice you suffer from these mild side effects then it might be best not to take CBD and drive, or to lower your dose. Sometimes a higher dose can have sedative effects you see. View our selection of CBD oil doses here.
Risk factors of CBD and driving
The main risk factor of taking CBD and driving is using the tincture drops or fill your vape while you drive. Doing this is distracting and can take your attention off the road. Not only that, but you also risk spilling your precious CBD oil or e-liquid, which can be an expensive and messy mistake.
The main risk factor of taking CBD and driving is using the tincture drops or fill your vape while you drive. Doing this is distracting and can take your attention off the road.
Will CBD make me feel intoxicated while driving?
CBD will not leave you to feel intoxicated. It doesn’t contain enough THC to have psychoactive effects. The legal limit in the UK is 0.2% THC. Which is nowhere near enough to make you intoxicated. THC is illegal here in the UK, CBD is not.
Why would I use CBD and drive?
You might take CBD in the morning as part of your routine and need to drive to work. Or maybe you take CBD to help manage driving anxiety or pain that is worse while driving. You just need to remember that before you get behind the wheel having used CBD that you know how it affects you. Remember, some people have no side effects, whereas others may feel light-headed or sleepy - not what you want while driving!