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THC vs CBD

pros and cons of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) vs CBD (Cannabidiol)



There are various chemical compounds of the cannabis plant but the main two are: Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). These two compounds have different opposing effects on the human body and brain.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of the main compounds found in the cannabis and is psychoactive, (you get high or stoned). THC stimulates cells in the brain to release dopamine creating euphoria. It also interferes with how information is processed in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain responsible for memory function. Clinicians agree that cannabis use can cause acute adverse mental effects that mimic psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Both the medical and scientific community agree that THC can also trigger a relapse in schizophrenic symptoms.

Other associated risks of consuming THC relate to the impairment of motor skills and increased risks of experiencing any or all of the below symptoms / conditions:

Short-term memory problems
Severe anxiety, including fear that one is being watched or followed (paranoia)
Very strange behaviour, seeing, hearing or smelling things that aren’t there, not being able to tell imagination from reality (psychosis)
Anxiety / Panic
Hallucinations
Loss of sense of personal identity
Lowered reaction time
Increased heart rate (risk of heart attack)
Increased risk of stroke
Problems with coordination (impairing safe driving or playing sports)
Sexual problems (for males)
Up to seven times more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections than non-users (for females)

CBD (Cannabidiol)

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the other ‘non-intoxicating’ main compound found in the cannabis plant and offers huge medical and therapeutic potential. Both the medical and scientific community recognise the health benefits of CBD. Old and new evidence supports CBD as a potential aid for many conditions, some of which are listed below:

chronic pain,
cancer,
Crohn’s,
diabetes,
rheumatoid arthritis,
PTSD,
cardiovascular disease,
anxiety,
antibiotic-resistant infections,
multiple sclerosis,
Schizophrenia.
See a full list of medical and therapeutic benefits here

Referred to as a ‘promiscuous’ compound by scientists for its therapeutic benefits CBD is being studied for its varied range of affects as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and its neuroprotective qualities.

Zero THC

Most CBD users are people who are looking to get the health benefits of CBD like; pain reduction, anxiety reduction and other benefits - but they don't want any mind altering experience or risks that THC can cause.