Most of us know that they are different, but have you ever wondered why? Well wonder no more. Here is a crash course on the two most common chemical compounds that play a significant role within the cannabis plant: THC vs CBD.
Did you know that there are over 400 cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant? Each chemical plays its own role in the process of healing and providing relief for multiple ailments. We still have a lot to learn. Over the years, we have collected a lot of information. Today we will discuss the differences of the two most popular compounds: THC vs CBD.
THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol
THC, I’m sure this one sounds familiar to you. It is the most common cannabinoid found in cannabis. THC is known for many things. That psychoactive “geeked” or “stoned” feeling you get when you consume most strains, that’s THC. It works by increasing the amount of dopamine in your brain (aka, the happy chemical). The increase of dopamine causes a feeling of euphoria throughout your body. THC rich strains are great for treating depression and pain.
CBD – Cannabidiol
CBD is the second most concentrated cannabinoid present in cannabis. It has gained a lot of attention in the medical world for its ability to reduce inflammation, relax muscles and help with sleep, all without the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD is a side-effect free way to experience the benefits of cannabis. It has also shown that it can help counteract the stoned effects of THC, by helping to reduce unwanted side-effects such as paranoia. Strains rich in CBD are most commonly used to treat neurological disorders, epilepsy and cancer.
There’s always new information being discovered about cannabis and with more and more states legalizing each year, we are sure to find out more things about this magnificent plant. Come back to The Happy Campers for all the latest cannabis news and findings.