Cannabis is the collective name for the cannabis plant, and all cannabis contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
The type of cannabis depends on the THC content, and industrial hemp (Hemp) is defined as having less than 0.3% THC. The two most abundant cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), which is the most widely used and legally recognized ingredient on the market today.
The difference between CBD and THC
What they have in common
CBD and THC are both cannabinoids. CBD and THC are both major components of cannabis. Both CBD and THC are primarily derived from the female cannabis plant.
Although both CBD and THC are present in the cannabis crop and share a common molecular structure, their differences are significant: THC is the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant and binds to the CB1 receptor, while CBD produces a relaxing physical effect without psychoactivity, binds differently to the CB1 receptor, and has few side effects.
The difference in THC content is the main basis for differentiating between cannabis varieties, and the laws of the European Union and other countries stipulate that:
THC content <0.3% is called industrial cannabis (legal), THC content >0.3% is recreational cannabis/drugs (not legal), and THC content between 0.3% and 1% is intermediate cannabis. are intermediate cannabis.
CBD species are approved for medicinal use one after another
Although CBD is only one of more than 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, many scientific studies have shown that CBD has the greatest therapeutic potential of all cannabinoids.
It is extracted using the flowering leaves of industrial hemp and is classified according to its use as medical CBD and consumer CBD.
Consumer CBD can be added to food and beverages for consumption, and medical CBD can be used to treat epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and other diseases.
Currently, 80% of cannabis is used in the pharmaceutical industry.
Safety and side effects of CBD
According to relevant research findings, as of now there is no conclusive evidence to show that pure CBD has a direct harmful effect on the human body.
There are several common side effects of CBD
Dry mouth: CBD may inhibit saliva production, leading to dry mouth. This is common and well resolved by drinking plenty of water for timely hydration
Hypotension: Only high doses of CBD have reported reactions to hypotension side effects, which actually vary from person to person. If hypotension occurs, it may lead to dizziness and dizziness.
Drowsiness and loss of appetite: Taking CBD may make you feel sleepy, but the degree of effect varies for each person, and some people will instead feel more awake when taking CBD. Some CBD products will prompt you to try not to drive after use to avoid fatigue.
Not everyone will experience these side effects after taking CBD. In fact, many users have reported back that CBD can actually help alleviate some of these problems.
As of today, CBD has been declared legal in over 50 countries.