If you use marijuana, chances are, you’ve heard of the term THC, but what about the compound known as CBD? In this blog post, we will explain what CBD is and give you a THC vs. CBD comparison.
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol while CBD stands for cannabidiol. Both are examples of cannabinoids, the compounds in cannabis that make it medically useful and that create the ways in which the medicine affects the body. While THC-dominant strains of marijuana are more common, CBD-dominant strains are experiencing an increase in popularity.
The Psychoactive Effects
All of the stereotypes about “tripping out” that are associated with pot are derived from the effects of the THC in cannabis. Simply put, CBD itself can’t get you high. If you love the high you get from your medicine, CBD might not be your favorite compound, but if you’ve ever felt like you wanted the other effects of marijuana without the feeling of being high, then strains with a higher CBD content might be what you need!
The Tiring Effects
Pot makes you tired, right? Close. THC makes you tired. CBD, on the other hand, creates a more heightened sense of awareness in its user. If you’re using your marijuana as a sleep aid, stick with the THC, but if you need to use pot throughout the day and want to stay alert, give a CBD-dominant strain a try.
Ever been high and paranoid? That’s the THC in your medicine. CBD does not cause anxiety and, in fact, has been shown to reduce anxiety. It is for that reason that it is becoming a popular choice for patients who suffer from anxiety disorders. For those who don’t want to smoke marijuana, CBD pills are a lifesaver.
Other Benefits of CBD
In addition to patients with anxiety disorders, CBD has also been proven to help children suffering from seizures, and the antipsychotic properties in it have been used to successfully treat schizophrenia. It is even believed that CBD may help patients with autism.
Have you ever tried a CBD-dominant strain? What did you think? What do you think of THC vs. CBD? Let us know in the comments!