Hemp CBD vs Cannabis CBD

Let’s start by looking at THC.  THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the compound found in cannabis with psychotropic properties.  Medical marijuana companies breed their plants to have the highest concentrations of this compound.  It is associated with the feeling of being high that marijuana smokers experience.  Effects include feelings of euphoria, pain relief and sometimes increased anxiety and paranoia.

On the other hand, CBD can be associated with many of the opposing effects of THC.  CBD has been linked with the ability to reduce nausea and anxiety, anti-inflammatory and anti-psychotic properties, and even tumour fighting properties and the ability to lower levels of depression.

Research has shown that CBD can be used as an anti-anxiety remedy.  And support is gathering for CBD’s role as an alternative remedy for illnesses such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, depression and much more.

THC works on the endocannabinoid system in a different way from CBD, so although it is a similar compound, it does not have these benefits.  However,research has shown that THC can have a positive influence over pain relief, PTSD, poor appetite and more.