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“Broad spectrum” CBD typically contains at least three other cannabinoids, as well as some terpenes and flavonoids – but still no THC. “Full spectrum” CBD, also called “whole flower” CBD, is similar to broad spectrum but can contain up to 0.3% THC.

Note that CBD oil is different from hemp oil – which comes from pressing cannabis seeds, and may not contain CBD – and hempseed oil, which is a source of essential fatty acids and contains no CBD. It’s a nutritional supplement, more like fish oil than CBD oil.

While 67% of U.S. adults support marijuana legalization, public knowledge about cannabis is low. A third of Americans think hemp and marijuana are the same thing, according to the National Institutes of Health, and many people still search Google to find out whether cannabidiol – a cannabis derivative known as CBD – will get them high, as marijuana does.

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Our recent study found that Americans perceive hemp and CBD to be more like over-the-counter medication and THC to be more like a prescription drug. Still, the average person in the U.S. does not view hemp, CBD, THC or even marijuana in the same light as illicit substances like meth and cocaine – even though both are classified by the DEA as having a lower potential for abuse than marijuana.

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Clinical research indicates that CBD is effective at treating epilepsy. Anecdotal evidence suggests it can help with pain and even anxiety – though scientifically the jury is still out on that.

Additionally, it’s believed that in addition to giving you a euphoric feeling, THC also impacts pain, mood, and other feelings. CBD on the other hand does not make you high and is believed to work with other receptors in the body to produce an overall feeling of well-being.  

Adah Chung is a fact checker, writer, researcher, and occupational therapist.

What Is THC?

If you’re considering vaping THC oil, you might want to reconsider given the fact that it can have such a negative impact on your lungs. Vaping THC oil can lead to a substance use disorder, which in severe cases can become an addiction.

Vaping THC oil involves heating the oil and inhaling it through a vaporizing device like a vape pen or an e-cigarette. Some people believe that vaping THC oil is safer than smoking because it doesn’t involve inhaling smoke. But the issue is that vaping hasn’t been around long enough and there isn’t enough research to really determine whether or not it’s safer.

Meanwhile, another study published in Addiction found that while vaping nicotine may be safer than smoking cigarettes, the same may not hold true when it comes to marijuana.   In fact, additives, like vitamin E acetate may make that delivery method even more dangerous than simply smoking a joint, putting the vaper’s lungs at a greater risk for injury. Yet, a Gallup Poll indicates that most Americans believe that vaping is less harmful than smoking. In fact, 40% of the respondents felt that marijuana was “not too” harmful.  

Absolutely. THC is the cannabis compound that is most psychoactive, and it is the most intoxicating. In fact, a THC oil may be more potent than regular flower, depending on how the oil was made and how the oil is then used. For example, if you find a THC oil that contains a higher milligram level of THC, it’s very possible that just a few drops or hits with a vaporizer will be ample enough to generate a buzz. On the contrary, if you were smoking cannabis flower, you may have to smoke more to achieve the same effects because you are likely going to get less THC with every puff.

While smoking cannabis flower to get THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) may remain as the most popular route of consumption, THC oils offer a newfound way to enjoy cannabis. THC oils are created by using various extraction methods to pull the valuable THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant and them suspending those cannabinoids in a carrier oil like MCT or hemp oil. So, in the end, you have a fluid formula that can be used for dosing THC in alternative ways. Let’s take a closer look.

How to Use THC Oil

THC oil is specifically created to contain high levels of THC; CBD oil is formulated with high levels of CBD (cannabidiol). While both CBD and THC have therapeutic properties, CBD does not have intoxicating effects. Typically, CBD oil is created by extracting cannabinoids from hemp, which is naturally low in THC. You can also find 1:1 CBD and THC oil, which can have equal amounts of CBD and THC, which is thought to offer excellent therapeutic effects.

The majority of THC oil is formulated to be used in vape pens or vape carts. However, some THC oils are also suitable for use with a dab rig, especially those with a thicker consistency like RSO oil that are easy to drip onto a heated nail in a controlled way. The vaping vs dabbing debate with THC oil is ever-constant among experienced cannabis oil users. Vapes give you a great deal of convenience with using your oil. You can simply pick up a prefilled pen or cartridge and enjoy at will. However, dabbing with a rig can also give you more control; you can drip precisely the amount of oil you want to use on your heated nail. Plus, some people prefer dabbing because they claim the effects are better.

Playing around with creating your own THC-infused concoctions can be fun, but you do have to be careful not to use too much. Consider how many servings you have in a dish, and use that to gauge how much THC oil to use in your recipe. For example, say you are using the oil to make a batch of brownies. You will have ten servings once the recipe is complete. Consider how much THC you want in each brownie, such as 10mg of THC. With this in mind, you would want 100mg of THC for the full recipe.