The Difference Between CBD and THC

by Tony Borriboonratana on May 13, 2020

CBD and THC molecules are both classified as cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids are chemicals found in cannabis plants. CBD is cannabidiol, and THC is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Both are just two of 113 compounds known as cannabinoids. THC is the most famous cannabinoid due to the high it produces, and that has unfortunately caused many people to believe all cannabis plants produce such a reaction. Although the human body reacts differently to CBD and THC, they are similar in structure. They are almost identical. CBD and THC both have the following chemical makeup: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. The only difference between the two is that within the THC molecule, a hydrogen atom bonds to oxygen. This does not happen in the CBD molecule.

DIFFERENCE IN BENEFITS

 

The only difference between the two is that within the THC molecule, a hydrogen atom bonds to oxygen.

DIFFERENCES IN LAW

In 2018, the main difference between hemp and marijuana was recognized by law. Although both are cannabis plants, THC does not appear in hemp plants. Therefore, hemp does not produce the same reaction as marijuana. The THC molecule in cannabis was discovered in the 1960’s. Marijuana is not legal in all 50 states, but hemp and the CBD derived from hemp is legal. CBD products derived from Marijuana are regulated like marijuana because of the THC present in these products. So, not all 50 states have legalized it. Hemp based CBD offers beneficial health properties such as a better sense of relaxation, improved sleep, and decreased inflammation, without the side effects that THC may produce. Simply put, when comparing CBD with THC they are extremely similar, but CBD does not get you high. CBD allows for a calmness without the psychoactive effects.

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