CBD vs THC
- CBD is especially useful for those of us who would like to experience cannabis healing without any psychotropic effects.
- CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound found in cannabis or hemp plants (which refer to essentially the same plant with differing ratios of CBD and THC.) It’s the THC or delta-9 tetrahyrocannabinol that causes a change of mental state and awareness, we call it “getting high.” CBD, on the other hand, does not cause “highness.”
- CBD is considered an anti-inflammatory and recovery product, and works to relax the body and psyche.
- The human body has a system that utilizes these compounds for the purpose of regulating and maintaining the proper balance among all other major systems in the body. This system is called the Endocannabinoid System or ECS.
- ECS interacts with the Central Nervous system, the Immune system, the Endocrine system, and the Digestive system. It helps us deal with stress and Pain and CBD helps keep these systems in balance.
CBD SOURCED FROM HEMP vs. MARIJUANA
HEMP is primarily used for industrial purposes, producing hundreds of resources such as textiles, seeds, food, and oils. CBD sourced from hemp is non- intoxicating, non-psychotropic and is now federally legal in the US as long as the cannabinoid content of THC is 0.3% or less.
Hemp seed oil doesn’t necessarily contain CBD and it’s important to carefully read the labels on products marketed for their therapeutic benefits.
MARIJUANA is most commonly known and grown for its psychoactive properties due to higher concentrations of THC, whether it is for recreational or medicinal use. CBD found in marijuana species is only sold in “adult use” or medicinal cannabis friendly states through dispensaries as it is often combined with THC contents higher than 0.3%, usually ranging 15% – 20% in concentration.
Cannabis is a creative and generous plant.