Know the Difference: THC vs. CBD

While THC and CBD are both cannabinoids and are used interchangeably, they are definitely not the same thing. Do you know the difference?

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THC and CDB are the two main cannabinoids from the marijuana plant that are of medical interest. That said, neither is approved nor recognized by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

THC is a mind-altering ingredient in marijuana. It’s what makes the user feel “high.”

  • Used recreationally to get high
  • Can reduce nausea and increase appetite
  • May decrease pain and inflammation, and improve muscle control problems

CBD (Cannabidiol)

CBD is a cannabinoid that does not make people “high.”

  • Is not intoxicating and is not generally used for recreational purposes
  • Useful in reducing pain and inflammation, and controlling epileptic seizures
  • May be useful in treating addictions and mental illness

*It is very important to note that THC products are legal in Ohio, but only when obtained from an Ohio dispensary with physician approval.

Audrey Mattevi, Reporting

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