CBD vs THC Delta 9
Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two of the most well-known compounds found in cannabis plants.
Compared to THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, CBD does not produce the “high” associated with marijuana use and has a more favorable safety profile. CBD has been shown to have a number of potential therapeutic benefits without the intoxicating effects. Some potential benefits of CBD include reducing anxiety, reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and improving sleep.
Both CBD and THC interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, and the effects can vary depending on the individual and the specific product. Most CBD is derived from Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) which is a cannabis plant containing less then 0.3% THC.
Some key differences include:
- Legal status: THC is still considered a controlled substance in many countries and is illegal under federal law in the United States, while CBD is legal in many countries, including the US, as long as it is derived from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC.
- Side effects: Both THC and CBD can cause side effects, but THC is more likely to cause adverse reactions, such as increased heart rate, dry mouth, and impaired memory. CBD has fewer side effects and is generally considered safe for most people.
- Interaction with the body: THC works by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body, while CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system in a more indirect manner. This can result in different effects and potential benefits.