NEWS & MEDIA

The Difference between THC and CBD

For cannabis consumers, the potency of the product (THC content) was used as a factor to determine how desirable a strain was; the higher the potency -> the stronger the effect -> the better the high. However, more consumers are gradually becoming more interested in less intense products that have low THC levels but are higher in CBD (Cannabidiol).

To put it simply, both THC and CBD are derived from the cannabis plant, but CBD is a non-intoxicating compound, while THC has intoxicating effects. A common reason for the consumption of CBD is for pain management and for the relaxing experience it provides (when taken in high doses). If you are a first-time consumer, having a product mixed with THC and CBD is a great way to ease into cannabis consumption as the CBD lessens the intoxicating effects felt by THC, which yields weaker psychoactive effects.

The higher the CBD, the more relaxing, clear-headed, and functional the effects with very little to no euphoric highs that result in anxiety, paranoia, and other negative side effects for THC-sensitive consumers. Before deciding, we recommend doing further research into the desired strain, and ensuring it is lab-tested with the CBD/THC levels clearly stated to give you an idea of what experience to expect.