CBD vs THC

Published Jan 29, 2019 02:44 p.m. ET

What is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of 113 cannabinoids found to occur in cannabis plants naturally. CBD was discovered in 1940 and originally thought to have no pharmaceutically active qualities. CBD can make up to 42% of the plants overall extract.

FAQ’s

Does CBD oil get you high?
The short answer is no. The more complicated one is it depends on the product you choose. Many strains contain both CBD and THC components, and even some of the CBD products that list only CBD content can legally contain up to .09g of THC. Therefore, it’s important to know your source and buy from trusted companies. CBD products alone will not get you high.

Does CBD work for pain?
It most certainly can. Again, the answer can be slightly more complicated depending on what kind of pain you are trying to treat. For symptoms created by inflammation,
CBD products can be amazingly effective at calming the pain.

Does CBD make you sleepy?
No, CBD pure products should have very little felt effects beyond the medicinal benefits.

Does CBD il expire?
Yes and no. Over time the sought-after component CBD will break down and become less effective in any form. CBD oil will go rancid eventually with most lasting approximately one year or longer depending on how it is sealed and stored, so it is always best to buy or make it when you plan to use it.

Are there any negative side effects to be aware of when using CBD?
Because CBD is generally filtered by your body through your liver, it can affect some prescribed medications and make it more difficult for them to work. It is always best to consult with your healthcare provider before using CBD products if you are currently taking any prescriptions.

What can CBD products be used for?
CBD has been shown to be effective in treating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, nausea and more.

What is THC?

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is also of the 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. THC is the psychoactive component that gives users the euphoric effects when smoking or ingesting marijuana. THC was discovered in 1964 by an Israeli researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

FAQ’S

Does THC get you high?
Yes, THC is the active component in a cannabis plant that provides the psychoactive effects felt when ingesting THC products.
Does THC Work for Pain? Yes, THC is commonly used to treat everything from pain from nerve damage to headaches,

Will THC make You sleepy?
Yes. Even when using a strain that provides a more energetic or uplifting buzz when the effects wear off you are likely to feel sleepy and hungry.

Does THC oil expire?
Again, the answer depends on the product, THC in rosin or bud form will last quite a long time, but the component THC will degrade over time making it less effective. The only THC products that indeed expire and should be watched are THC oils and THC butter as both will go bad rather quickly once opened.

Are there negative side effects when using THC products?
There can be. Some users report feelings of panic or anxiety, especially when using for the first time. There are symptoms like dry mouth that are commonly found with THC products. Smoking is always the least healthy method of ingesting can inflame and coat the lungs leading to a phlegmy cough in heavy users, however, at this time, there is absolutely no evidence to show that THC even when smoked has any links to cancer or asthma. THC should never be consumed immediately before or during the operation of heavy machinery or a motor vehicle.

What is the difference?

 CBD is most commonly used for its medicinal benefits. It can calm inflammation and is frequently found in health and beauty products like facial creams, and makeup. It will not get you high and is used most frequently by those who don’t want the buzz but still want the benefits. THC is generally considered more recreational, however, also has medicinal benefits for users suffering from arthritis, anxiety, pain, fibromyalgia, cancer, nausea and more. THC and CBD are both used in most oils like Rick Simpsons Oil that appear to have a positive effect on the overall outcome for cancer patients. Both come in a wide variety of products from edibles and oils to basic dried herb and tinctures. To decide which one is best for you it is best to sample some of both products in small amounts until you reach the desired effect.

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