CBD vs THC
What is CBD?
CBD is a non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive compound that is found in cannabis, which many feel still provides relaxation without the THC “high”. The legal use of hemp and other cannabis products grows every day in the United States, so many people are becoming more curious about their options in the market.
Cannabidiol (CBD) has been growing increasingly popular in the last few years. It’s the latest surge in the therapeutic spotlight that has been for the relief it provides the body in many areas, such as, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, pain-relieving, and many feel it helps with seizure-suppressing properties! CBD now can be found all across the United States and in most cases in your closest pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens. This commonly found natural alternative has many forms per the CBD Oils, Tinctures, Salves, Edibles, and even Vapes. It is important to work closely with your CBD provider as not all CBD is created equal. View all our Holy City Remedy products here: https://holycityremedy.com/
CBD per the legal hemp requirements can only contain .03 percent of THC or less to be sold in the oils, edibles, supplements, and other extract forms. Unlike the THC psychoactive compound, CBD can be taken with no intoxicating elements involved. Many people will take larger doses of CBD gradually to find the right amount of pain-relief and or relaxation they desire. Despite their similar chemical structures, both THC and CBD interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system but have very different effects.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects aka the “High Feeling”. THC attaches to the cannabinoid receptors in certain areas of the brain associated with memory, pleasure, thinking, time perception, and more causing the intoxicating ‘high” or euphoria that many try to avoid when using CBD exclusively.
CBD is a cannabinoid that is non-psychoactive and actually tends to block the high associated with THC. CBD binds very weakly if at all to these same receptors in order to not create the unwanted psychoactive effects as THC. Always check with your local stores and laws, but, most above-board CBD products have the needed .03% or less THC present to be perfectly legal.
Why Use CBD over THC?
So now we know that “THC” = Tetrahydrocannabinol and “CBD” = Cannabidiol are both natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus. It is a valid concern to many considering the usage of CBD and THC pertaining to drug testing. In all legally permitted hemp products, there can still be traces of THC, up to .03% is the level most commonly used (all states vary). In the US, cannabis-related laws are evolving regularly. There are 33 states now including Washington D.C. that have passed cannabis-related laws, making medical cannabis with higher THC levels legal. Several of these same states have made recreational use of cannabis and THC legal.
It is very important to know what your local laws are when trying to purchase CBD and especially cannabis products with higher THC levels. You are more often in the clear when it pertains to CBD usage per state laws and even employment drug testing levels, etc.
CBD also comes with very minimal side effects when used properly. Some appetite changes and levels of fatigue are commonly associated with CBD especially when used for anti-anxiety and or pain relief. THC has many more side effects including increased heart rate, dry mouth, red eyes, slower reactions, and increased anxiety. Due to the psychoactive properties in THC one will be open to these other side effects that are not commonly associated with CBD.
Knowledge is power,