Contrary to popular belief, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD have a lot in common. They’re the most abundant cannabinoids found in cannabis plants and they both have the potential to help with anxiety. They even have the same chemical structure (the atoms are just arranged differently). The main difference between THC and CBD can be summed up in one word: intoxication.
CBD oil derived from industrial hemp plants only contains CBD, while marijuana-derived products, such as Rick Simpson Oil, have a high concentration of THC and the full range of cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
The difference between smoking CBD and THC
Hemp flower and high-CBD flower may look the same, but they’re legally very different. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
CBD can be infused into a variety of products, including vape juice, edibles, capsules, and CBD oil tinctures. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
The bioavailability of CBD is greater through the lungs than through the gut. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
The following are the most popular ways to consume CBD:
Therefore, smoking CBD hemp flower ensures that you enjoy all the therapeutic properties of cannabidiol without worrying about the psychotropic effects of tetrahydrocannabinol. While some users report mild calming effects after smoking CBD hemp flower, those feelings don’t compare to the “high” that THC has.
2. Won’t Get You High
Another great thing to love about CBD is that unlike its cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it doesn’t come with any mind-altering effects. As it lacks the psychotropic properties of THC, you can use the substance without worrying about experiencing the famous “high.” That makes it incredibly easy for patients on CBD to not only monitor their conditions but also establish their ideal CBD doses.
Smoking CBD hemp flower ranks even higher in terms of effectiveness, compared to other slower-acting methods of CBD consumption, such as edibles, ointments, or capsules.
Admittedly, the popularity of cannabis has increased over the past few years. However, the price of various CBD products, such as CBD oil tinctures and CBD vape juice, remains inhibitive for most people. Indeed, it’s difficult to find cheap weed and in most cases, buyers have to make a tradeoff between affordability and quality.