the difference between CBD and THC

Cannabidiol, CBD is a pure natural ingredient extracted from the cannabis plant; it is one of the most medically valuable among the hundreds of active ingredients in cannabis.

CBD is the main non-psychiatric component of cannabis and has a variety of pharmacological effects, including analgesic and anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic, and anti-anxiety.

Tetrahydrocannabinol, abbreviated as THC, is one of the cannabinoids, the main psychoactive substance in cannabis, and is listed in the first category of psychotropic substances for control.

Pure THC is a glassy solid at low temperatures, and its viscosity gradually increases as the temperature increases.

THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces highs of euphoria. It can also be used in oils, foods, tinctures, capsules, and more.

Chemical Structure

CBD and THC are the most common cannabinoids found in cannabis products.

THC and CBD are in both marijuana and hemp. Hemp has a lot of CBD, while marijuana contains much more THC.

CBD and THC have the same chemical formula — 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms. The difference lies in how the atoms are arranged. CBD and THC have different chemical properties, and they affect your body differently.

Effects on the Body

Both CBD and THC can affect pain, mood, sleep and memory.

THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. It makes people feel “excited.”

We have two cannabinoid receptors in our bodies. THC binds to receptors located in the brain that control pain, mood and other sensations. So THC makes you feel good, produces a high.

Medical Applications


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  1. Pain relief and anti-inflammatory
  2. Anti-epileptic
  3. Relieve anxiety

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  1. Nerve pain
  2. Parkinson’s disease
  3. nausea
  4. glaucoma



Is it legal

Both marijuana and hemp can contain CBD, but hemp is federally legal. Federal law says : If CBD comes from hemp, it’s legal; if CBD comes from marijuana, it’s illegal.

The laws on marijuana are changing all the time. Many states allow medical marijuana containing THC for a variety of uses, but it remains illegal under federal law.

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