Why is My CBD Oil Not Working?

CBD not working So you’ve taken CBD oil, and maybe you’ve felt something in the short term, but in the long term, there’s nothing, so why is your CBD oil not working?

The truth is probably expectations. The CBD world is full of mixed information. If you want to know how long it takes for CBD oil to work, for example, you’ll get a world of answers from immediately, to not for quite a while. 

This can lead you to think that your CBD should be working right now, when actually it’s probably completely normal that it hasn’t. 

So, instead of coming up with an arbitrary number of days or weeks that CBD will take to work that may or not match up with your experiences, let’s instead take some time to study the two main factors that can affect how long CBD takes to work, and why it may be different from person to person. 

1 . Your Body Weight, Chemistry Why CBD Oil Might not Be working…

These two aspects come up a lot, and in all honesty, we put more stock in one than we do in the other. 

Bodyweight does, we accept, have a certain impact on the effects of CBD, from how much you should take, to how long it takes to work. But, it is not as vital a factor as some suggest. Sometimes, your tolerance for CBD will be lower than that of someone lighter than you and higher than that of somebody heavier than you, and that’s due to body chemistry. 

Everyone’s body chemistry is different, and it affects how we respond to various herbs, minerals, nutrients, vitamins, and more. The reaction out body has to cannabinoids such as CBD and, in a different way, THC, also depends heavily on body chemistry. 

There’s no way to test for body chemistry except for trial and error, so when it comes to amounts, we always recommend starting low, and when it comes to how long CBD takes to start to work fully, it’s a matter of wait and see. 

Basically, what we’re saying here, is just because CBD worked in days for your friend and you’ve been waiting weeks doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t working, it may simply be a case of differing body chemistry.

2. Quality

Not all CBD oils are created equally. The industry is not well regulated, to say the least, and there are, unfortunately, some folk out there who are simply looking to make all the money they can in the shortest space of time, and for them, the quality of CBD oil is not the priority. 

In fact, it has been suggested that a fairly large percentage of CBD products do not contain either the level of CBD, or often many of the other ingredients claimed on the packaging. 

That’s something we’re proud to say we do not engage in. Everything you buy from us does exactly what it says on the packaging, and if we find out any third-party supplier we work with is being untrue on their packaging, we will immediately stop working with them. This isn’t much of a risk though, because we pick our partners as carefully as we produce our own products. 

When it comes to high quality, broad spectrum CBD oils, the effects should be greater and the time it takes should lessen, so you should feel the effects sooner. 

3. Estimated Times

Okay, so we’re not going to leave you without some numbers, so let’s have a go. In terms of the initial effects of taking CBD, anecdotal evidence suggests you should start to feel something within around half an hour, and you can expect those effects to last a few hours tops. 

When it comes to the long term effects making a potential difference to how you feel day to day, stories differ greatly, for some it takes a few days, for other a few weeks. Our basic advice is if you haven’t started feeling something within a month, two max, give us a shout and we’ll discuss it with you to see if there’s anything that can be changed to aid the effects. 

CBD oil not working? How long did it take for you to start feeling the long-term effects of CBD oil? Let us know in the comments below.



The products we sell do not have proven health benefits. While research is being carried out, these products are not, and should not, be considered to be medical products. 

Any information we give in these articles is taken from scientific research, but should not be considered as a statement of fact. Links and information included in these articles do not reflect the opinion of Plant & Hemp. Any link to scientific studies is for information only, and not intended as a proof of any specific fact, or to validate any specific opinion. 

We are simply bringing you the information needed to make an informed decision on what you want to use CBD for, and what you are comfortable using our products for. 

CBD products should not be used as a replacement for any prescribed medication. 

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