Wondering what the difference is between THC and CBD? Let us help break it down for you!
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a chemical found in the cannabis plant that is responsible for the psychoactive effects, or the “high” that cannabis produces. THC produces the euphoric, mind-altering effects.
Common uses for THC are:
- Sleep disorders and insomnia
- Appetite stimulant
- Anti-emetic (i.e. reducing nausea)
- Stress Disorders
- Muscle relaxant
CBD (cannabidiol) is another chemical found in the cannabis plant. This property of the cannabis plant is not psychoactive, so essentially you get all the benefits of cannabis without the high.
CBD can also help balance the effects of THC so that the psychoactive effects are not as strong.
Common uses for CBD are:
- Mild painkiller
CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum CBD:
CBD Isolate is purified CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant. It is completely isolated from other cannabinoids, so it is simply pure CBD.
Full Spectrum CBD (whole plant CBD) is another CBD concentrate that contains all cannabinoid properties found in the cannabis plant, including a minuscule amount of THC (maximum 0.3% THC). No psychoactive effects should be felt.