The Difference between CBD and THC
Hemp and Cannabis talk is everywhere these days and it seems like everyone is interested in the product to some degree. It’s hard to walk around or watch the news without seeing something on Hemp or Cannabis these days and products are as numerous and varied as ever. There is an important distinction however chiefly THC gets you high and doesn’t.
The Legal Difference
Until somewhat recently both THC and CBD were illegal and now 33 states have THC legal to some degree whether it’s fully legal or medically legal. CBD however enjoys a fully legal status in all 50 states and in many countries around the world. This is primarily that it’s non psychoactive and the primary purpose of it is as a medicinal treatment. This in large part to the 2018 Farm bill that paved the way for farmers and manufacturers to legally produce Hemp products for consumers.
What are Cannabinoids?
To fully understand CBD and THC it’s imperative to know what cannabinoids and the differences. Like we mentioned above CBD is the non psychoactive compound of the plant, but both however are cannabinoids. Cannabinoids interactive with the Endocannabinoid system in your body, something that all mammals have, by helping the body maintain a healthy balance in anxiety, stress, inflammation and many other ailments. This is done by the brain releasing neurotransmitters identifying a problem and the endocannabinoids system sending the proper help. When we intake CBD or other cannabinoids we are filling the gap on what the body needs to fix itself.
CBD and THC as well as all other cannabinoids have the same molecular structure they differ by the specific atomic structure and this is what gives them such unique traits. CBD is non intoxicating and is not meant for those looking to get a party high, it is however perfect for those seeking alternatives to prescribed medicines to things like anxiety and aches and pains.
THC is certainly the most well known of all cannabinoids and is responsible for the “high” feeling that you get when ingesting the substance. While this product is primarily used for recreation there is actually a medicinal benefit to the product that is often overlooked by many. THC combined with CBD actually boosts the effectiveness of CBD by its inherently synergistic relationship.
Getting CBD or THC isn’t always the easiest task and does require an energy intensive process. This could by some sort of pressurized gaseous process or a non pressurized alcohol method. Through several steps and some proprietary methods we are left with raw finished products that are ready for the final step in manufacturing to products you are most familiar with, like vapes, edibles, tinctures, and topicals.
There are an incredible variety of products that you will find both CBD and THC products in. This will cover nearly every category from health and beauty to snacks and drinks, and there are many more to come. Easily one of the fastest growing industries in the US with sales in the tens of billions already.