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What exactly is the difference between CBD and THC

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Cannabis is known to contain more than 400 known compounds and more than 130 cannabinoids. At present, the most well-known of cannabinoids are cannabidiol CBD (Cannabidiol, also known as DMCBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).

So what's the difference between the two?

Discovery times vary

CBD was discovered in 1940 by Adams and Todd, who produced CBD by simultaneously isolating cbd from Mexican and Indian cannabis, respectively. Then something happened, and finally in 1963 the exact chemical structure of CBD was determined, which is the current common CBD structure.

And THC, discovered in 1964 by Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam

The sources are different

CBD, the main chemical component in the medicinal plant cannabis, extracted from female cannabis plants, is a non-addictive component in cannabis. THC, a psychoactive ingredient in cannabis plants, is found in the resin glands of female cannabis flower dried flowers. In the unprocessed state of hemp, THC is present in the form of an acid, THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid). Male cannabis plants can also produce small amounts of THC, but very little.

Features are different

THC can cause pleasure or hallucinations after taking, THC can be ingested into the body in the form of inhalation, it also has oil, food, tinctures, capsules and other forms of products. Cannabis has long been difficult to legally and ethically accepted, mainly because of the addictive hallucinogenic effects of ingredients such as THC contained in it.

CBD, on the other hand, is mainly found in extracts of the cannabis plant. It is mainly sold in the form of gels, gummies, oils, supplements, extracts, etc. Studies have shown that CBD is not only not hallucinogenic, but also effective in eliminating the hallucinogenic effects of THC on the human body, the so-called "anti-drug compounds".

While CBD differs from THC in many ways, apart from the hallucinogenicity of THC, both of these ingredients have benefits for the body.

CBD and THC are chemically similar to endocannabinoids in the human body, which allows them to interact with cannabinoid receptors. This interaction affects the release of neurotransmitters in the brain, chemicals responsible for transmitting information between cells, so both of them are helpful to the human body to some extent.

THC activates CB1 and CB2 receptors, while CBD works more indirectly. THC easily binds to cb1 receptors, which stimulate the body in specific ways, generally making the body feel relaxed, tired, and hungry.

CBD does not directly stimulate CB1 and CB2 receptors. Instead interacting indirectly with CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD can also increase levels of endocannabinoids produced by the body itself by inhibiting enzymes that destroy them.


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