Difference between CBD and THC

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Difference between CBD and THC

What is CBD? What is THC? What’s the difference between CBD and THC? For those new to these words CBD or Cannabidiol and THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol are cannabinoids that comes from the hemp plant.

Let’s start with what CBD is.

There are other names for CBD, just like: 2-[(1R,6R)-3-Methyl-6-prop-1-en-2-ylcyclohex-2-en-1-yl]-5-pentylbenzene-1,3-diol, and CBD.

Cannabidiol is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, the common name for this is; marijuana or hemp.

There are over 80 chemicals that are belong to the cannabinoids family and have been identified in the Cannabis sativa plant.

Cannabidiol comes from hemp, which contains only very small amounts of THC.

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Cannabidiol can only be included in cosmetic products like skin care? and the caveat is that it must only contain less than 0.3% THC.

On the other hand, there other products labeled as dietary supplements like gummies with CBD, pills and soft gels that is sold at large and that contain cannabidiol.

The amount of cannabidiol contained in these products is not always reported accurately.

Cannabidiol is most used for seizure disorder but it is also used for pain, anxiety, a muscle disorder called dystonia, Crohn disease, Parkinson disease, etc., but there is no good scientific evidence to support these claims.

THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol on the other hand is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis.

THC is the principal psychoactive component of cannabis.

Although the chemical formula for THC (C21H30O2) describes multiple isomers, the term THC usually refers to the Delta-9-THC isomer and its chemical name is trans-tetrahydrocannabinol.

By law, THC content is indicated on the packaging of every cannabis product sold on OCS.ca.

Additionally, products with THC amounting over 17% and 20% have labels stating ‘strong’ and ‘very strong’, to guide customers in product selection.

All details on THC content for our listed products is provided by the federally licensed producers from which we purchase the product from.

A cannabis plant’s THC content is expressed as mg/g.

This is often referred to as “potency.” THC is intoxicating and can produce a different kind of intended effects, but consuming too much or choosing a product with a high potency potential can produce harmful or negative effects.

THC ranges shown on our product pages are provided by cannabis producers and may differ from ranges specified on the actual packaging.

The amount of THC in these products is not always accurate.

How THC Works

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THC consorts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Research suggest this system plays an important role in regulating stress recovery, activating our immune system response, protecting our nervous system and regulating our homeostatic balance which is our overall state of optimal health, function and stability.

Effects of THC

When purchasing a THC infused product, consider not only its potency, but the method and amount of consumption of the product.

Along with personal factors such as your age, your sex, your health history and previous experience with cannabis.

Consult with your doctor before using to answer all your questions.

The effects of THC will be different for everyone.

Effects of CBD

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Cannabidiol or CBD effects have no certain effect on the brain, though this will not bring you to a psychoactive state.

Cannabidiol seems to prevent the breakdown of a chemical in the brain that affects pain, mood, and mental function.

Which prevents the breakdown of chemicals and it increases it levels the blood which reduces psychotic symptoms associated with conditions such as schizophrenia.

Cannabidiol blocks some of the psychoactive effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Cannabidiol seems to reduce pain and anxiety. CBD oil also helps people with handling stress, anxiety and help them sleep better.

Some of the most popular types of CBD products include CBD oil or tinctures, CBD creams, lotions, anti-depressants, CBD capsules or soft-gels, CBD vapes, and CBD gummies, cookies, shakes, cakes, brownies and other edibles.

The effectiveness and health benefits of CBD oil varies depending on the health conditions people use it for.

Always consult your doctor before purchasing any CBD-THC infused product.

For an easier understanding please read the CBD vs. THC chart below to compare and contrast your thoughts.


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Edibles are ingestible forms of cannabis that doesn’t really require the use of fire to become activated, such as in the case of a joint for instance.

There are three types of edibles:

  1. CBD edibles which are CBD dominant, it contains little to no THC.
  2. THC/CBD balanced edibles, containing equal amounts of THC and CBD.
  3. THC edibles which are THC dominant and contain little to no CBD that produces a strong ‘high’ effect.

Balanced edibles contain THC, consumers feel the ‘high’ effect off the psychoactive effect of the brain.

CBD dominant edibles does not induce any ‘high’ feeling or psychoactive sensations.

CBD Edibles is an acclaimed member of the cannabis family, after strong evidence and personal testimonies kept pouring in about its therapeutic effectiveness.

The market for these edibles includes various types of delicious treats that include gummy bears, desserts, protein powder, energy drinks, cocktails, coffee, tea, and full-on CBD infused meals.

CBD dominant edibles are made with CBD, extracted from either marijuana or hemp plant.

What about Hemp and Marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are a member of the cannabis family, but they do have some differences.

The most notable difference is how much THC they contain.

It is important to keep into mind that these products made from marijuana and may contain more than 0.3% THC, so they have the potential to produce that ‘high’ feeling, and they are not legal in all 50 states.

Make sure you are buying it from hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC, if you want to avoid getting high or worrying about testing positive for a drug test.

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Edibles containing THC are no slump in terms of popularity, its popularity dates for medicinal effects at around 1000 BCE in the form of ‘bhang’ , a cannabis extract used by Hindus throughout India.

THC edibles on the other hand has been around since 1000 BCE, it wasn’t until the 1960’s that pot/weed brownies became favored and consumed by the people.

Consumable products containing THC come in any type of food and drink you can think of.

But unlike CBD, THC edibles will get you high; so much so that it is crucial to start any dosing very low and increasing it slowly over time.

THC edibles are often made using cannabutter, hash oil, distillate, shatter, wax, live resin, and leftover kief.

THC edibles made with cannabutter are less potent than edibles made using concentrates like wax or shatter.

However, the strongest edibles usually come from distillate.


Since there are different types of CBD and THC edibles, you should be aware of the differences.

Always be sure to check labels and descriptions as well as reviews of the company to make sure you are buying from a reputable brand.

Most people do not build a tolerance to CBD edibles, and no fatal CBD overdose have ever been reported, and they are not addictive or habit-forming.

As a matter of fact, they may actually help end addiction for people who are trying to kill their cravings for other substances like nicotine, THC, and opiates.

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On the other hand, CBD does not have severe side effects in the book, but there have been very mild side effects; including nausea and fatigue.

People report that CBD helps relieve pain, anxiety, and even possibly treat a variety of ailments such as nausea, depression, sleep disorders, chronic pain, and epilepsy.

These are the simple, easy, and tasty alternative to pharmaceuticals.

THC and CBD edibles are a fantastic solution for those looking for relief but do not care for the taste of oil on its own.

They not only help people with serious conditions, but they are also for people who simply want to achieve and maintain optimal health.

Try our tasty hemp-derived CBD edibles today and see what CBD can do for you.

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