CBD & THC- What is the difference?
One is psychotropic (THC) while the other isn’t (CBD). Sometimes THC can be more beneficial for pain management due to the anesthetic effect of the compound (i.e., the feeling of being “stoned”). The euphoric effects of the cannabis plant comes when THC binds itself to CB1 receptors in the brain, changing how it functions. CBD does not bind itself to these CB1 receptors and as a result does not produce the psychoactive nor the numbing effects of THC and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of it. However, CBD still lends itself well to therapeutic uses and is generally used more widely used for medical treatments.
CBD and THC are both found within hemp and marijuana plants. Over the years, marijuana has been cultivated to maximize its THC content while hemp has a much higher ratio of CBD as it is, by definition, found with no more than a 0.3% THC content.
Depending on the state you reside in, where the CBD is sourced from (i.e. hemp or marijuana plants) impacts its legality.
What Products Are Made With CBD?
After extraction from the plant, CBD Oil is infused into many different types of products for consumption. Items include infused drinking water, bath bombs, topical ointments, lotions, salves, dog biscuits, lip balm, baked goods, coffees, teas, massage oils, other pet products, tinctures, and more.