What is THC and CBD?
Better known as tetra hydro cannabin, THC is one of the two molecules that we think of when we talk about cannabis. This molecule is most popular for the psychotropic effects it offers users. This molecule is the most abundant in the cannabis flower.
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, also known as cannabidiol, is the second most talked about molecule when it comes to cannabis. Also present in large quantities, this molecule has virtues that are very useful and interesting for the medicinal range.
These two molecules are very interesting because they have different effects but also because their compositions are very different. THC, for example, has psychoactive effects, meaning it acts on the user's brain, while CBD has anti-inflammatory virtues as well as some other virtues such as anti-anxiety. It also acts on the consumer's nervous system.
But we have to be careful because a lot of research is still being done on these two molecules in order to have as much data as possible. Of course, CBD and THC are not the only molecules present in cannabis, but they are the most interesting from a scientific point of view.
These two molecules are often used in parallel and are often linked, but have very specific differences for their use.
CBD is legal, but not THC?
Although the chemical composition of these two molecules is the same and each of them has 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms and 2 oxygen atoms, their laws are very different.
First of all, it is important to know that the human body has receptors that are designed to receive these two molecules (CB-1 and CB-2). Of all these receptors, some are in the brain and others are hidden throughout the body. This is where the first difference between these two molecules comes into play, as CBD will tend to approach the receptors that are hidden in the body, while THC will tend to those located in the user's brain. It is this difference, which may seem very small and is in fact the case that will differentiate the effects of each cannabis molecule, especially CBD and THC.
Thanks to the studies carried out in different laboratories around the world on these two molecules and their effects, we can easily distinguish between a molecule useful for medicine and pain relief and one that has psychoactive properties and for medicinal use body is not useful distinguish. As you can see, these medicinal properties make CBD far more useful than THC, but we'll go into more detail on that below.
But we shouldn't be too quick to say that CBD is legal and THC
isn’t. Today, the marketing of CBD is clearly on the rise and many small traders are getting into the business. You would have understood well, CBD is legal to buy in France and it also contains THC, or rather a tiny dose of THC that should not exceed 0.2% in order not to have harmful effects for the consumer.
The different effects of CBD and THC
CBD and THC act through receptors located in our body, providing different and pronounced effects that can vary from person to person. Their effects are quite varied, and CBD even seems to attack THC.
In fact, when a consumer uses and consumes cannabis, they automatically ingest CBD and THC. THC attaches itself to the CB-1 receptor, on which it exerts various effects such as:
- A physical and moral addiction to this substance that can lead to serious health and financial security risks.
- Unusual user fatigue, which can be dangerous when the user needs to be alert, such as when driving B. when driving a car.
- A decrease in physical abilities is also observed in some users.
- Difficulty breathing is also possible with regular or occasional use.
- Vomiting and nausea can occur, especially if it is the first time or if the user is not used to it.
- Discomfort can occur with occasional or regular use.
- An increase in heart rate has been observe with cannabis use.
- Due to the route of administration and the type of consumption, cannabis is often "smoke" and thus increases the risk of developing lung, throat or mouth cancer.
- Even more surprising is that THC can induce paranoia and hallucinations. Which are often mediate and dangerous to the subject.
There are also population groups known as "at risk” for whom the use of cannabis. And THC in particular, is not recommend. Such as: B. Pregnant women because it can reduce the resistance of the placenta to bacteria present in the woman's body.
CBD is completely different from THC as it counteracts the effects of the latter. When a consumer consumes these two molecules. They can have the effects of THC, but what they don't always know is that CBD attacks the THC to prevent it from having its effects. A real guardian angel!
Studied in various studies since 1960, CBD is extremely interesting for the beneficial effects that it offers to consumers and that we will see together:
- It helps reduce anxiety that is a daily source of torment for millions of French people.
- It helps patients suffering from sleep disorders such as chronic Atlus.
- It fights nausea and vomiting and is use especially in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
- It helps reduce anxiety attacks, particularly through its effect on consumer anxiety.
- CBD is known to reduce the various types of inflammation that one can go through.
- It has been prove that CBD can fight epileptic seizures, especially in young people.
- This molecule also helps prevent cardiovascular disease that we can all fall victim to.
- It also has properties against skin diseases.
- CBD helps prevent diabetes thanks to these molecules and its effects on the body.
- Another amazing fact is that CBD is helpful for people with schizophrenia by reducing seizures and their intensity.
- It helps reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis and aches and pains.
- It also helps reduce certain addictions through its relaxing effects.
But these beneficial effects don't stop there. As CBD has recently been show to be useful in the fight against pain associate. With neuropathic diseases, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis.
It is important to note that CBD is not a drug, nor is it a substitute for cannabis! Unlike THC, it contains no psychotropic effects and is not addictive.
As you can see above, although their composition is identical CBD. And THC are quite different in terms of the effects they provide when consume. It is also possible to see that CBD is much more suited to so-called "therapeutic” use. To help some people combat the effects of certain diseases.