CBD and THC are the two most prominent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. They differ in their chemical arrangements, potential side effects, and their ability to get a user “high”, says Levin Health.
/EIN News/ — MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The cannabis plant, cannabis sativa, contains 80-100 cannabinoids, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). When cannabinoids act on the body’s endocannabinoid system (the communication system naturally found in the body and brain), they can regulate activities such as mood, memory, sleep and appetite.
Experts at Levin Health, an Australian sports science company that focuses on researching, developing and commercialising a range of medicinal cannabis products such as CBD oil Australia–wide, explain the difference between the two cannabinoids.
Both CBD and THC share the same chemical makeup but differ in their chemical arrangement. Because of this, the body receives them as different compounds, which impacts their potential effects and side effects.
THC is mostly associated with the recreational use of marijuana, an activity that’s still illegal in Australia. This cannabinoid is responsible for producing psychoactive effects in users. In other words, this is what makes users feel “high”.
Levin Health explains that CBD-dominant medications, on the other hand, are less likely to trigger a psychoactive response….