Ahhh! The topic of many conversations! So, what’s the difference between CBD and THC? Well, there are so many differences, one of them primarily being that they are two completely different compounds
In layman’s terms, THC can make you feel “high,” whereas CBD can not.
That’s because THC is psychoactive, meaning it can have an affect on the mind, resulting in what people like to term, the feeling of getting “high.”
Since hemp and marijuana are both considered cannabis plants, that means that CBD and THC are found in both plants.
The biggest difference is the percentage found in each plant.
In the United States, hemp is legal as long as it contains 0.3% THC or less.
On average, a marijuana plant is made up of 18 – 20% THC.
CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are both cannabinoids found in Cannabis plants. Often times, Cannabis is used as an “umbrella term,” to describe multiple different plants, including hemp and marijuana. That’s because Cannabis is the scientific genus of both hemp and marijuana. Genus is a term used in the science community to group different species that have similarities.
We can use leopards, lions, and tigers oh MY, to better explain tHIS! The Genus for leopards, lions, and tigers is Panthera. Although leopards, lions, and tigers are not the same, they have some similarities that allows them to be grouped under the same genus.
this is the same with hemp and marijuana. Although they are two completely different plants, they can be placed under the same Genus: CannAbis, as they do have some similarities.
So, a key similarity between CBD and THC is that they both come from Cannabis plants.