Both CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. A slight difference in how the atoms are arranged accounts for the differing impacts on your body. Both CBD and THC are chemically similar to your body’s own endocannabinoids. This allows them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors. The interaction impacts the release of neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells. CBD and THC have many of the same medical benefits. They can provide relief from several of the same conditions. However, CBD doesn’t cause the euphoric effects that occur with THC. Some people may prefer to use CBD because of the lack of this side effect which is the HIGH as it can cause paranoia in some people and anxiety.
CBD is generally used to help with other various conditions, such as:
• Psychosis or mental disorders
• Inflammatory bowel disease
THC is generally used to help with conditions such as:
• Severe and chronic pain
• Muscle spasticity / fibromyalgia
• Low appetite