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The Difference Between THC and CBD

Ganjarunner at 02-08-2021 08:10 PM

An average everyday cannabis user may tell you that in their experience using CBD and THC, THC makes you feel high and provides psychoactive effects, while CBD provides a less noticeable down to earth feeling of relaxation. What’s the real difference between the two substances? We’ll break it down for you.

The legalization of cannabis in many states across the U.S. has provided cannabis consumers with numerous options of products which contain various levels of CBD and THC along with a variety of ways to consume cannabis. Learning more about the differences between CBD and THC may help you discover the perfect ratio (and products) you’ve been looking for.

For starters, CBD and THC are acronyms. CBD stands for cannabidiol and THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol; these are both parts of the cannabis plant. THC offers the psychoactive euphoric feeling of being high. This high feeling caused by THC occurs because when it is consumed, the THC creates a strong bond with the human body’s endocannabinoid system (which is almost identical to the endocannabinoid system of the cannabis plant!) which is responsible for our immune system, appetite and sleep. The bond between THC and the CB1 receptor is what creates the feeling of being high. CBD on the other hand, creates a much looser bond with the human body’s endocannabinoid system and doesn’t bond with the CB1 receptor at all, and thus creates no feeling of being high. In fact, if you consume CBD at the same time as THC, the CBD will reduce the bond of the THC to the CB1 receptor giving you less psychoactive effects.

Finding the perfect THC to CBD ratio for you

Many cannabis products on the market have different amounts of THC and CBD in them, offering different effects from one product to the next. What will these different combinations really feel like once consumed?

THC rich: THC rich products typically contain between 10% to 30% THC and very little CBD. These products are considered psychoactive and will give you the feeling of being high. If this sounds like the THC to CBD combination you are looking for, here are a few product recommendations that are THC rich:

Equal parts CBD and THC: These products typically contain 5% to 15% THC. They will provide a greater feeling of euphoria than CBD rich strains and may help reduce the effects of paranoia that can result when THC rich products are consumed. On packaging, many times you’ll see a 1:1 THC to CBD ratio. If this sounds like the THC to CBD combination you are looking for, here are a few product recommendations that are balanced with equal parts THC and CBD.

CBD rich: CBD rich products typically contain between 5% and 20% CBD. These products will not provide a psychoactive high feeling due to their often very low percentage (5% or less) of THC But they may help provide relief from pain, nausea, inflammation, and anxiety. If this sounds like the THC to CBD combination you are looking for, here are a few product recommendations that are CBD rich.

Now that you know a bit more about the difference between CBD and THC you are well on your way to finding the perfect balance for you! If you are looking for more information or need assistance finding the perfect product for your needs, give our knowledgeable customer service team a call or reach out by email. We can be reached by phone at 265-285-8605 or by email at contact@ganjarunner.com.

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-vs-thc#medical-benefits
https://www.endoca.com/about-cbd/cbd-vs-thc
https://www.leafly.com/news/cbd/cbd-vs-thc