CBD vs THC – Differences Between CBD and THC – First of all, it’s important to understand the difference between the different types of marijuana plants. After you understand this, it becomes a little easier to understand the difference between the two.
CBD vs THC – The Basics
Cannabis is the parent name used for both marijuana and hemp. Hemp typically has relatively low THC levels and is relatively high in CBD. Marijuana is the opposite and tends to be high in THC and low in CBD (cannabidiol). Typically, marijuana has legal issues across the world, which most of us know all too much about. Hemp, on the other hand, is 100% completely legal to own in all 50 states. But it isn’t always necessarily legal to grow. The legal issues surrounding the drama has nothing to do with CBD or THC. It has more to do with the actual plants themselves. For example, CBD extracted from marijuana typically falls under the same legal restraints of THC extracted from marijuana. But CBD extracted from hemp (just like hemp) is legal across the country. So CBD extracted from hemp is legal almost everywhere in the states. What about CBD Isolate?
Effects On The Body
THC & CBD, while both plant compounds (cannabinoids) of the two cannabis plants, generally have different effects on the body. Cannabidiol (CBD) tends to affect the endocannabinoid system much more intensely than THC, although THC does affect it some. The endocannabinoid system, among other things, controls nerve impulses and pain receptors. So, CBD can tend to soothe anxiety and lessen pain, among many other things. THC can also do this to a noticeable extent, but not necessarily quite as much. And, THC, as most of us know can make us feel ‘high’ or euphoric or even sleepy. But, CBD does not have any of this effect. CBD DOES help people with insomnia, but generally through the soothing and anxiety relieving effect and not so much due to it outright making you sleepy. And, many of us are aware the THC can make you hungry or want to eat (“get the munchies”), but CBD does not have any noticeable effect on one’s desire to eat.