Cannabis Education

What Is the Difference Between CBD and THC?

What Is THC?

THC is the most prominent compound found in cannabis. The reason for this is that it is the component that generally results in psychoactive properties. THC is responsible for creating the “high” sensation users experience. Most cannabis plants you find contain between two and five percent THC. However, there are other strains that have THC levels up to 30 percent. THC generally binds to the cannabinoid 1 reception in the brain, triggering a release of dopamine. Many customers report that strains high in THC relax the brain and cause individuals to feel sleepy or lazy. One such strain available at Giving Tree with a high THC level is the Death Star strain. Although everyone’s experiences with cannabis will differ, many people seek out high THC strains to help with anxiety, nausea, insomnia, glaucoma, muscle spasticity, and mild pain. It is not recommended to operate a vehicle after using marijuana with any amount of THC.

What Is CBD?

CBD is another ingredient found in marijuana. The main difference between CBD and THC is that CBD does not contain any psychoactive properties. Therefore, a cannabis plant high in CBD will not result in the same “high” effect you would get with something containing a lot of THC. CBD still have an effect on the brain, and it is for this reason researchers are actively studying what medical properties the compound could have. Whereas THC triggers other compounds in the brain, CBD actually blocks such effects, so it can prevent a person from feeling high. It’s important to also note that CBD can be derived from hemp as well as marijuana. One of the most prominent differences between the two is that for cannabis to be considered hemp if must contain no more than 0.3% THC. Hemp-based CBD doesn’t contain enough of the compound to be considered much more than a health supplement which is why you can find these products in health stores all over the country. Although more research is necessary, doctors have begun to prescribe certain CBD products to individuals with certain conditions. Scientists believe CBD could be a viable treatment option for those who suffer from seizures, chronic inflammation, depression, anxiety, migraines, and other mental disorders. When people discuss the potential health effects of marijuana, they predominantly refer to the fact it contains CBD. Giving Tree offers the Gramz Topical CBD.

Additional Information About the Two Compounds

Both compounds have a similar molecular structure. Each one consists of 30 hydrogen atoms, 21 carbon atoms, and two oxygen atoms. The difference lies in the way the atoms are arranged. Both compounds get stored within your body’s fat, which means they can both appear on drug tests. However, not all drug tests are designed to pick up on CBD, but CBD-sensitive tests do exist. Most tests only aim to detect THC. Arizona currently only allows for people to purchase marijuana if they have a medical card. Other states are beginning to warm up to the idea of cannabis. Primarily, state legislatures are becoming more accepting of CBD products due to the potential medical benefits they can provide.

Get These Products And More At Our Dispensary

Whether you want a product that contains predominantly THC or CBD, you will be able to find it at Giving Tree Dispensary. We only stock high-quality products from brands you can trust. If you have any questions about which item is right for you, then please feel free to reach out to us.


Image: Shutterstock

© 2024 Giving Tree. All rights reserved.

Site by CannaPlanners identifier