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The Difference Between CBD and THC

Cannabidiol (CBD) has gained extensive popularity in recent years due to it’s great reputation as a natural treatment for many conditions.  Once a fringe supplement, CBD has gone mainstream; and it’s new found popularity has led to many people having questions about it’s legality, psychoactive properties, and more.

While both CBD and THC are compounds derived from cannabis plants, the majority of similarities end there.  CBD and THC differ in their effects, their accessibility, and their benefits.  Let’s take a look at each one of these elements in detail.

 

The Chemical Makeup of CBD and THC

Both CBD and THC have the same chemical formula, but their atoms are arranged differently, which impacts the way they interact with your body.  THC is the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana and impacts receptors in the brain to give users the feeling of being “high.” CBD has no intoxicating effects on users, and instead impacts the elements of our body that control feelings of well-being and health.

 

The Legality of CBD and THC

Because CBD is derived from a cannabis plant, it may seem like the rules surrounding it’s legality are murky – but it’s perfectly legal!  CBD is derived from the hemp plant, a type of cannabis plant bred to produce very low levels of THC.  Hemp was designated a legal, agricultural commodity by the USDA in 2018.

Both CBD and THC are legal in certain states.  But even if your state has not legalized medical or recreational marijuana use, CBD derived from hemp plants is a legal substance.


Many of our customers have reported our CBD products help relieve muscle soreness, fatigue, mental fog, and more.  As research continues, the known benefits of CBD grows.  Check out this article by Forbes Health on “9 Science-Backed Benefits of CBD Oil.”

 

If you’re interested in the many health benefits of CBD, you’re in the right place.  Shop our catalogue today to find the CBD products that are right for you!

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