CBD vs. THC

by | May 9, 2019

Don't Get High - Get Healthy!

There has often been confusion and misunderstanding surrounding CBD-based products.  THC and CBD are both found in marijuana, but they are profoundly different.    Due to the rise of “Stoner Culture”, people may assume that CBD-based products will get you high, but that is simply not the case!  Let’s take a look at these two substances, and gather a better understanding of what they do.

THC – The Psychoactive Substance

Scientists have known about CBD for some time, over 60 years to be exact, but have generally ignored it in favor of its much sexier and spectacular cousin, THC, which is the main active ingredient in marijuana (cannabis) responsible for the “high” people experience when smoking it.

CBD – The Beneifical Alternative

However, as research into the plant advanced in the 1970’s, scientists began to study CBD’s benefits more closely and realized that it was just as important as THC, if not more so in many ways. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that it doesn’t get you high. The introduction of plant-derived cannabinoids like CBD may augment the body’s own endocannabinoids and help bring the body back into balance. For that reason, CBD oil is legal in all 50 U.S. states and in most places around the world (as long as the cbd oil is extracted from the hemp plant and not marijuana).

So What’s The Difference?

A good way to think about it is THC gets you high and CBD doesn’t. The two are related but entirely different compounds existing in both the cannabis (marijuana) and hemp plants. They both work independently of each other and synergistically together to produce healing and health in the mind and body, however, CBD oil just makes you feel good—without any kind of intoxicating high.