CBD vs THC, what is the actual difference. We all want to know What The F@#$! Is the Difference Between CBD and THC? It all seems so complicated, and veiled in clouds of happy cannabis smoke, but what’s the real truth?
At this point in time, it seems that everybody and their grandmother is talking about CBD, and has opinions about it. The issue is, do they actually know what they’re talking about?
We know you want to know the truth, so we’re going to share some insights with you.
What is THC?
THC is also known as tetrahydrocannabinol (that’s a mouth full right?), and it is the chemical compound responsible for the “high” people get when they consume marijuana.
Similar to its counterpart CBD, THC touts many medicinal benefits. It’s been said that TCH, has helped to treat depression, PTSD, and even eating disorders.
The difference is that, unlike CBD, when THC is consumed, or inhaled it provides the user with a euphoric “high” feeling.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. CBD is also a chemical compound that comes from the cannabis plant (just like THC). CBD has quite a few uses. People use CBD to relax and feel calm, and even use it for its medicinal benefits.
It’s said that CBD helps with many medical conditions including, epilepsy, alzheimer's, parkinsons, anxiety and depression. In addition to all of that, some use it to treat pain and also as an anti-inflammatory.
Even though THC and CBD come from the same plant, it is the the non-psychoactive component of cannabis. It won’t get you high, or make you feel like THC does.
What are the benefits of CBD
As it turns out there are many reported benefits related to the use of CBD. People report having sounder sleep when using CBD, reduced inflammation and pain, fight stress, improve heart stress, help with weight loss, and even protect against some forms of cancer.
But that’s not all….
Additional benefits may include:
- Help with, or reduction of acne
- Relief from anxiety
- Chronic pain reduction
What if any are the side effects of CBD?
Just like anything, side effects are entirely possible, these side effects can potentially include diarrhea, changes in appetite, and even fatigue.
What do people mostly use CBD for?
In doing research for this blog, we found many studies, and discussions around the use of CBD. Turns out the most popular use for CBD is to help relieve and reduce anxiety.
The second most popular use for CBD, is to assist in achieving a restful sleep.
Can you use CBD for pets?
It seems that CBD products are safe for pets. In fact, the reason for this is that they also have an endocannabinoid system - like us humans! That said, they also suffer from many of the same ailments such as:
- Chronic Pain
- Skin issues
Why do people confuse CBD and THC?
It’s likely that these two chemical compounds are confused because they are:
- They have almost the same in terms of chemical make up
- They both have a ridiculous stigma attached
- Both are cannabinoids (there are roughly 100 identified cannabinoids, THC, and CBD are the most popular)
- Hemp (CBD) and Marijuana both come from cannabis plants
Is there more than one way to use / consume CBD?
That’s a good question. THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS to use CBD.
You can use CBD, in skin care products, cream lotions, and cleansers. You could even use CBD Wellness drops in your coffee or smoothie. CBD can even be found in pain relief creams. There are so many different types of products available. There are literally as many products as there are uses for CBD.
We hope this post has helped you define the basic differences between CBD and THC. We didn’t want to go into a pre-med thesis on the subject - we just thought it would be best to provide you with simple and clear answers to some questions you might have.
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