THC is chemically referred to as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinnol or ∆-9-tetrahydrocannabinnol while CBD is simply called cannabidiol. Both are natural compounds obtained from the cannabis genus plants. CBD is extracted from the hemp or cannabis. Legal hemp contains 0.3% THC or even less. 

THC edibles 

THC is the major psychoactive compound in cannabis that is responsible for the high sensation. It is vastly consumed through smoking although it can be available in other means such as; 

     •Chocolate 

     •Baked products e.g cookies and brownies 

     •Root beer 

     •Oils 

     •Tinctures 

     •Capsules etc 

CBD edibles 

The following are certain types of cannabidiol edibles. 

   •Tea 

   •Desserts 

    •Coffee 

    •Gummy bears 

    •Energy drinks 

    •Protein powder 

    •CBD infused meals 

    •Cocktails etc 

THC edibles have been designed to induce a sense of highness while CBD edibles need to be processed by the digestive tract and liver to achieve the same sensation. As such the highness experienced between the two compounds is enormously different. 

Medical benefits 

The two compounds interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system but possess very different receptions. Their similarity in the chemical compound enables them to connect to neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals designed to relay messages. They also have responsibilities in pain, sleep, immune function as well as stress. Listed below is a list of medical benefits of both THC and CBD. 

THC 

•Reduces pain 

•Curbs insomnia 

•Lowers anxiety levels 

•Helps to deal with low appetite 

•Decreases glaucoma 

•Reduces nausea 

•Muscle Spaticity 

CBD 

•Curbs seizures 

•Controls inflammation 

•Eases migraines 

•Eases depression 

•Psychosis or mental disorders 

Side effects 

Although the two compounds are seen to be working together, they portray very different reactions in their consumption. Have a look at the following; 

THC 

•Co-ordination problems 

•Panic attacks 

•Dry mouth 

•Increased heart rate 

•Paranoia 

•Red eyes 

•Anxiety 

•Memory loss 

•Slow reaction rates 

CBD 

•Diarrhoea 

•Changed appetite patterns 

•Dizziness 

•Fatigue 

•Loss of weight 

Conclusion 

THC and CBD have been proven to be medically effective in aiding in quite a number of health conditions, research shows. However if consumed in the wrong method, the side effects increase chances of deteriorated health status. 

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