Cannabidiol, or CBD, and tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, are both substances you can find in the cannabis plant. Even though they come from the same plant, there are several core differences between CBD and THC you should know about.
- CBD isn’t psychoactive and doesn’t produce a “high” when you use it.
- Because THC binds with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, it produces a sense of euphoria or a “high” when you use it.
Many people report that CBD helps them with:
- Seizures, inflammation, and pain
- Depression, anxiety, nausea, and migraines
- Social anxiety, sleep disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder
Comparatively, people report that THC helps them with these conditions:
- Pain, muscle spasticity, and glaucoma
- Insomnia and low appetite
- Nausea and anxiety