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November 25, 2022

The Difference Between CBD And THC

By Jason

The difference between CBD oil and THC is important to know before you start medicating with cannabis. Unlike THC which is a psychoactive compound, CBD oil has been proven to have little to no psychotropic effects. This means that the mood-altering properties of cannabis won’t be present when using this product. If you are interested in the benefits of CBD oil, such as increased focus or anxiety relief without the risk of getting high, it’s best that you choose an option with a higher concentration of CBD. Here are the differences between CBD and THC.

THC is a psychoactive compound

Cannabis is the dried bud of the female cannabis plant and it has been used medicinally for many years. It contains more than 100 different chemical compounds, but the two most well-known are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that causes a euphoric effect. When you smoke cannabis you will get an immediate high and feel relaxed, stimulated and more focused. The high that you get from smoking this product is called ‘the munchies’, which means it will make you hungry, so it can be a great option if you are trying to treat yourself with medicinal marijuana.

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CBD oil has little to no psychotropic effects

THC, on the other hand, activates cannabinoid receptors in your body that are responsible for many physiological effects. One of those effects is known as the ‘cannabinoid receptor system’.  This system is responsible for many things including memory, pain sensation and immune responses. The cannabinoid system is also responsible for the ‘high’ that you can get after consuming marijuana. THC has been shown to cause hallucinations, increased heart rate, dry mouth and elevated blood pressure. Because THC is a psychoactive compound, it is not a good idea to use this product if you are going to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. CBD oil on the other hand can be taken by many people at any time of day because the effects are so mild.

THC makes you hungry

A major difference between CBD and THC products is that the former doesn’t cause any feelings of hunger at all. The reason for this is that CBD doesn’t activate the same receptors in your brain that THC does. The activation of these receptors is what causes the munchies and leads to an increase in appetite. If you find yourself eating more than usual after medicating with cannabis, it’s probably because of the THC content of your product.