There is no doubt that the battle to legalize the planting and use of marijuana is increasingly being won in some countries. And because of this, people should be familiar with its major constituents. When you take a puff of marijuana and you feel high, what is responsible? And does it that you take it some other times you are not high? These are what I will be discussing in this article.
But first of all, you need to understand the two important constituents of marijuana: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), the key differences between them, their benefits, effects and other thing vital information that can help you decide which of the strains is best for your health. And you need to understand this before visiting any marijuana online store.
These components, THC and CBD are the two basic cannabinoids that occur naturally in cannabis plant. While both interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the human body especially the brain, they vary seriously in their effects on users.
THC is the main psychoactive constituents of the cannabis plant which is basically responsible for creating the “high” associated with its use. It is available in capsules, oils, edibles, tinctures, and so on. And the fact that THC gets its users high makes it somehow less accepted for medical use compared with CBD, though it has some unique benefits which are still considered controversial by a school of thought.
CBD on the other hand is a non-psychoactive compound which does not make its users high despite the fact that it has the same structural molecules and chemical formula with THC, though in different arrangement, and because of this has a better support in medical fields for therapeutic purposes compared to THC. CBD are sold as oils, gels, supplements, gummy and so on. In terms of medical benefits,
THC can be used during the following conditions:
insomnia, pain, low appetite, glaucoma, muscle spasticity, anxiety, nausea and so on.
CBD can be used in these conditions:
multiple sclerosis, pain, broken bones, diabetes, mad cow disease, Parkinson’s disease, acne, psoriasis, epilepsy, depression, inflammation, dyskinesia, bacterial infections, heart disease, anxiety, nausea, schizophrenia, irritable bowel syndrome, ADHD, rheumatoid arthritis and so on.
Some of the temporary side effects of THC because of its psychoactive properties include dry mouth, memory loss, increased heart rate, red eyes, coordination problems, anxiety, increased appetite, slower reaction times and so on. But for CBD, no research has been able to establish any serious side effect link with it except mild ones like low blood pressure, drowsiness and dry mouth.
In summary, the fact CBD has a the lower health risks compared with THC, as well as its efficacy and the legality battle not yet won in comparison to CBD, make CBD a better constituents with wider application in the field of medicine.