How to take THC and CBD

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis Sativa Some people use cannabis therapeutically to treat seizures, pain, inflammation, spasms and anxiety. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) interact with cannabinoid receptors to help treat or limit the effects of various conditions. 

What is THC

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), THC activates the brain reward system by signalling the release of the brain chemical dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in mood and pressure. THC causes people to have the feeling of euphoria.

What is CBD 

CBD is a prevalent chemical compound found in cannabis. It is extracted from either hemp or marijuana. CBD has recently become more popular due to its ability to treat a wide range of conditions.

CBD vs THC have notable differences such as;

  1. Psychoactive property

Cannabis compounds affect different receptors in the brain. As a result, CBD does not have psychoactive effects thus it does not make people feel “high”.On the other hand, THC does have psychoactive effects. It means that THC makes people feel “high”.

2. Chemical structure

THC and CBD have the similar chemical formula- two oxygen atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms and 21 carbons atoms,. The atoms arrangement pattern is what makes the difference thus giving THC and CBD different chemical properties which affects the body differently.

3. Medical benefits

CBD products help to treat different diseases such as arthritis, chronic diseases, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. It may also help with anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain.

THC as a part of medical marijuana helps in treating multiple sclerosis, pain, nerve pain, Parkinsons disease, tremors, nausea and glaucoma.

4. Sides effects

THC can cause problems with concentration, dizziness, vomiting, drowsiness, balance and also memories loss.

CBD can cause nausea, diarrhoea, upset stomach, tiredness, crankiness, low blood pressure and drowsiness.

5. Legality

Both CBD and THC are included in the Controlled Substances Act, which means that they are not legal under federal law. Some states have enacted policies allowing medical marijuana and products containing THC to be prescribed by a doctor. Some states also allow recreational use of marijuana and THC-containing products. Although CBD in certain forms is legal in most states, the specifics of the legality of any THC or CBD product can vary from one state to the next. Several countries have also recently approved the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. The laws regarding the use of cannabis are rapidly changing, you should check your state laws before using them.

How to take THC and CBD 

THC vs CBD can be consumed in several ways. THC can be consumed as marijuana by smoking while CBD can be consumed through oils, tinctures, sprays vape products, edibles including gummies and chocolates and also beverages containing marijuana oil.

However, with these differences, many authors state that the use of THC and CBD often treat many ailments. Their positive effects on treating diseases outdo their negative effects.

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