As the use of marijuana in Norman grows, consumers are becoming more curious about cannabis and their options. One common question we hear is, “What’s the difference between THC and CBD?” - the two natural compounds found in cannabis plants.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are both cannabinoids that interact very differently with the body. Although both cannabinoids are present in the cannabis genus, they each offer their own benefits to users. Scientists and doctors are still studying the effects and advantages of various cannabinoids on the body today.
Here’s what you need to know about THC and CBD when shopping for cannabis products and marijuana in Norman.
Cannabinoid is the name scientists have given all of the different chemical compounds found in the cannabis genus, which includes both marijuana and hemp strains.
Contrary to popular belief, there are a number of types of cannabis that have profoundly different effects on the mind and body. So far, scientists have discovered more than 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis strains, but tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most well known.
These cannabinoids interact with the body through the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. Our body’s ECS is responsible for regulating the communication between our cells and impacting bodily function. When marijuana is ingested or smoked, the plant’s cannabinoids interact with our ECS, stimulating certain neurotransmitters and causing various effects.
THC is by far the most popular and well-known cannabinoid. It is found in sativa, indica, and hybrid strains of cannabis in varying levels. However, the highest levels are found in marijuna plants, compared to hemp, which is rich in CBD and low in THC. This is the compound responsible for the euphoric effects people feel when they smoke or ingest marijuana. Under federal law, THC is considered illegal and is closely regulated state-to-state.
CBD closely follows THC in popularity. The compound is typically found in hemp plants, which are commonly used to produce CBD oil products. CBD differs from THC, in that it does not have intoxicating effects or hold psychoactive properties. Scientists and doctors today are particularly interested in CBD for its various healing and health benefits in the treatment of cancers, seizures, anxiety, and much more. When it is derived from hemp, CBD is considered legal under U.S. federal law.
Native Harvest Farms is a group of Oklahomans committed to bringing you the highest quality of cannabis products and marijuana in Norman. We offer THC and CBD-rich solutions for all symptoms and conditions, and take pride in helping our patients find the products that will benefit them the most. Stop by Native Harvest Dispensary today to explore our vast selection of accessories, concentrates, edibles, flowers, tinctures, and topicals.