When we hear the word ‘psychoactive’, more often than not our first thought is intoxication, however, in many instances, this isn’t the case. The definition of psychoactive is “to affect the mind”. CBD is not an intoxicant and it’s misleading to describe CBD as non-psychoactive. When a clinically depressed patient ingests a low dose of a CBD-rich sublingual spray or tincture and has a great day for the first time in a long time, it’s conclusive that CBD is a powerful mood-altering compound. Better to say, “CBD is not psychoactive like THC,” than to simply assert that CBD is not psychoactive. CBD won’t make a person feel stoned, but it can impact a person’s psyche in positive ways. CBD is biphasic, meaning moderate doses of CBD are mildly energizing, but very high doses of CBD can be sleep-promoting. If a CBD-rich cannabis flower promotes a sedating effect, it’s likely because of a myrcene-rich terpene profile. Myrcene is a terpene with sedative and analgesic properties. CBD is not a sedative.