Understanding the differences between CBD and THC

Understanding the differences between CBD and THC

Understanding the effects of CBD is confusing when THC is sometimes mentioned too. Do they come from the same plant? Do they both make you ‘high’? How are they different, and how does a game of cbd vs thc play out? In order to help you, we’ve put together an informative guide on how to explain their differences.

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It’s a cannabinoid – a natural compound – that’s found in cannabis plants (also known as cannabis sativa). It is not considered a controlled substance and is 100% non-psychoactive, which means it doesn’t make you feel “high”.

What is THC?

THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol and is also a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants (there are over 100 different cannabinoids in total). THC is the compound that’s responsible for causing the marijuana ‘high’.

Because it’s considered a controlled substance, it is often deemed illegal.

Does CBD have THC in it?

CBD does not have any THC in it as they are two different compounds. However, it’s important to know that CBD hemp products often have a very small percentage (0.3%) of THC, due to both compounds being in the cannabis plant when the CBD product is made – be it tinctures, oils, edibles, etc.