There are over a hundred cannabinoids found in cannabis, THC and CBD are just two cannabinoids that are the most well known. THC and CBD interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), but that interaction creates very different natural effects. The differences between CBD vs. THC do not end there, as the two cannabinoids are also regulated very differently and have different legal regulations surrounding them.
Even with these noted differences, many consumers new to cannabis products still do not quite understand the differences between CBD vs.THC.
What is CBD?
CBD is a compound typically found in hemp plants, and it is most commonly used to produce CBD hemp oil products. CBD is non-intoxicating and produces no euphoric or psychoactive properties. When derived from hemp, CBD is legal under U.S. federal law.
What is THC?
THC is a compound found most prominently in marijuana plants and is responsible for the euphoric effects that people experience when they ingest or smoke marijuana. The legal status of THC products differs from state to state, but THC and marijuana are still illegal federally controlled substances.