There is always so much confusion about what THC and CBD are, and what the differences are. It may come as no surprise to most that they are very different despite coming from the same plant.
The most significant difference is that CBD will not intoxicate you, while THC is known to give you a high.
THC is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. There are several different ways to take THC; the most popular is through smoking cannabis. It can also be consumed in a gel form, as an edible or even as an oil.
CBD is known to be highly tolerable; however, there are some side effects of its consumption like diarrhea, dizziness, loss of appetite, and fatigue. On the other hand, THC has many known side effects such as dry mouth, red eyes, slowed motor skills, memory loss, anxiety, and increased heart rate.
There are health benefits of both THC and CBD, with both being used to ease the pain. CBD is an anti-inflammatory and is also used to treat epilepsy, migraines, depression, anxiety, mental disorders, and irritable bowel disease. THC is used in the treatment of glaucoma, insomnia, anxiety, appetite loss, and muscle spasms.
Researchers say that taking THC and CBD together is effective. This is due to the entourage effect, the theory that all cannabinoids work together, and when taken together, have better outcomes than when taken alone. This may well be the case as studies show that CBD may reduce the effects of THC.
Finally, you now know the difference between THC and CBD and understand the benefits and side effects of each. These two products are not legal in every state, so if you travel, please ensure you check the local regulations before you leave.