THC and CBD - What is The Difference?

THC and CBD are two kinds of cannabinoids found naturally in the marijuana plant. They each have unique characteristics and benefits that are capable of treating a wide array of physical and psychological ailments. These cannabinoids can be isolated, removed from the plant, and placed into products such as vapes, capsules, and tinctures, which makes consumption more convenient and effective. Familiarizing yourself with both of these cannabinoids will help you to determine which one is ideal for incorporating into your treatment plan. 

What is THC?

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant. THC is responsible for producing the conscience altering head high that is most commonly associated with marijuana. Most strains of marijuana have a THC content of between 10% and 30%. The strength of the psychoactive high experienced will depend on the percentage of THC in the product that is consumed. THC stimulates the release of dopamine in the brain, resulting in an uplifting and euphoric feeling. Additionally, THC can cause other psychoactive effects such as the intensification of sensory experiences, increased appetite, the distortion of time, and an increased desire for socialization. THC is commonly used to treat symptoms such as physical pain, headaches, depression, stress, sleep disorders, nausea, lack of appetite, glaucoma, inflammation and side effects from cancer treatments. 

What is CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is the second-best known cannabinoid in the marijuana plant. Whereas THC has gained a reputation for its psychoactive effects (as experienced through the euphoric head high it produces), CBD has practically no psychoactive effects whatsoever and will not alter your conscience, mood, or perception. Instead, CBD has become known for its medicinal properties and its ability to treat a variety of symptoms discretely and effectively. CBD produces a calming sedative effect that will still allow users to function normally throughout the day, with practically no side effects. Additionally, since it can be administered in forms such as tinctures, vapes, and capsules, CBD can be taken anywhere, and at any time when life leaves you feeling frustrated, stressed out, or incapable of concentrating. CBD is used to treat conditions such as physical pain, anxiety, depression, inflammation, arthritis, insomnia, nausea, and epilepsy. CBD is a particularly effective anti-inflammatory for joint pain and is considered to be a good choice for alleviating the pain that comes with various kinds of arthritis. 

Since these two cannabinoids treat so many of the same conditions, it is recommended that users try taking them both at the same time for maximum effect. Pure Green Express carries a variety of products that contain THC and CBD. Check out our shop to see which products might work best for you.