Tetrahydrocannabinol vs cannabidiol – The Difference Between THC And CBD YouTube Video

Tetrahydrocannabinol vs cannabidiol – what is the difference between THC and CBD, the two main cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant?

The newest cannabis derived medicine CBD, or cannabidiol, is being used in medical treatment of rare forms of epilepsy and has now been sold as a food supplement on the shelves of health food stores across the world. THC tetrahydrocannabinol is the other main cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, with a notable difference in how it affects us – it causes intoxication or a ‘high’ where CBD does not.

THC is now used in some medications, and is available in the form of medicinal cannabis (or ‘marijuana’) in the UK and the US. The ability for THC to intoxicate is one of the reasons THC is otherwise illegal in the UK, and why CBD products must be tested for sale in the UK – to ensure the levels of THC do not surpass the 1mg allowed per container. This restriction is why CBD products are made from hemp plants, which are cannabis plants with less than 0.3% THC content. The legality of tetrahydrocannabinol vs cannabidiol is one of the major differences here in the UK.

These active ingredients in the cannabis plant both work to reduce pain perception. In the case of CBD products, only full spectrum CBD contains a low level of THC; broad spectrum CBD and CBD isolate products should contain almost no THC.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between THC and CBD, check out the SMOKO article ‘The difference between THC and CBD’ to find out which is right for you – tetrahydrocannabinol vs cannabidiol! Full SMOKO article:

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