WHAT IS CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound of cannabis that has been known to present significant benefits for medical use. By itself, it cannot make people feel “high” or “stoned.” It can actually actively counteract those types of psychoactive effects associated with cannabis, which are in fact induced by THC.

CBD and anxiety go hand in hand as many people are finding anxiety relief through the use of this unique compound. Many clinical and scientific research projects have been sponsored by the government and have highlighted the potential and success of CBD pain relief. The substance has the potential to be used as an effective treatment for a wide variety of symptoms and conditions, such as:

Diabetes
Arthritis
Alcoholism
Chronic pain
MS
PTSD
Schizophrenia
Depression
Epilepsy
Antibiotic-resistant infections
Some neurological disorders

Because cannabis that is rich with CBD is less psychoactive or not psychoactive at all compared to strains with dominant THC compounds, this particular aspect of cannabis makes it a very attractive medical option. This substance is gaining significant momentum within the world of health and wellness, and for good reason. Between all of the different products that can be created from it, it is quite the versatile medication.

 

WHAT IS HEMP?

Hemp is a plant that has been proving its versatility throughout the history of mankind. As a catalyst for some of the earliest innovations for humans, it can be honed to create important resources such as paper, clothing, rope, and much more.

Hemp is cultivated for its seeds and fiber. Hemp seeds are used in a variety of dietary products for which it can be made into milk, eaten raw, or pressed and made into hemp oil. This oil is a crucial ingredient in different kinds of products for body care, paint, and ink.

There have been many ups and downs within the hemp industry over the years. However, with the modern popularity and explosion of CBD, alongside an emphasis on the importance of using natural products, this industry is going through a renaissance of sorts. The only issue is that this new level of popularity is causing a bit of confusion surrounding the topic of hemp vs weed.

The only similarity between marijuana and hemp is that they are both members of the cannabis family. When you look at their functions and applications, the two are completely different. Unfortunately, this fact tends to be overlooked by political leaders. Hemp is used in skin products, dietary supplements, accessories, and clothing, while marijuana is just used for recreational and medical purposes.

 

WHAT IS THC?

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the compound within weed that will get you high. This is the component of cannabis that recreational users seek most often. While it is only one of 400 other compounds within the substance, it is one of the most complex. The chemical makeup itself is quite similar to that of its counterpart, CBD.

THC marijuana products, such as THC oil, affects the brain communication of the user. It impacts movement, pleasure, coordination, time perception, sensory perception, thinking, and memory. Users report feelings of euphoria when partaking in THC-rich cannabis.

One thing to note is that cannabis that is rich in THC concentrates has effects that are frowned upon by government and employment offices. This may bring about the question: How long does THC stay in your system?

This is largely dependent on the size of the dosage that was taken, but it is generally detectable from bodily fluids for around 1 to 30 days after it was last used. If it is something that the user absorbs into their body on a daily basis, it can be detectable for much longer.

Difference between CBD and THC

The difference between CBD and THC begins with their widely different effects. THC will get the user high and can make them feel fatigued, hungry, relaxed, and have a reduction in their aggression, but it also has some medical benefits similar to CBD. THC has been indicated to help with chronic pain, inflammation, HIV/AIDS, digestive health, chemotherapy side effects, multiple sclerosis, and nausea.

CBD shares a chemical formula with THC. However, its atoms are differently arranged. Therefore, when it is ingested for medical benefit, the user will have little to no effect on their cognitive abilities. Instead, they will be simply be relieved of their previous discomforts. A lot of people find CBD easier to handle than THC, as the side effects of the latter are more difficult to manage.