CBD vs. THC: What’s the Difference?

If you’re like most people, you’ve wondered about the differences between THC and CBD.

THC and CBD are both substances found in the cannabis plant, which can be grown as marijuana or hemp. THC levels are higher in marijuana, while CBD levels are higher in hemp.

Both THC and CBD cause a variety of effects in the body by interacting with the body’s native endocannabinoid system. While we know the endocannabinoid system has far-reaching effects, its full functionality is not entirely understood.

Features of THC

THC is the substance that gives people the “high” that is commonly associated with cannabis. Its euphoric effect is often used for recreational purposes, but its medical uses are starting to be explored.

Features of CBD

CBD lacks the properties to make users feel “high”, but it still has many of the same therapeutic benefits found in THC. Since it doesn’t alter the user’s ability to function, CBD is used in a wide variety of products, from food to lotions to clothing and more.

Features of Both

Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, so research into its use is lacking. However, the small body of research done so far confirms that both THC and CBD are useful for pain, nausea, neuropathy, insomnia, inflammation, and anxiety.

Which is Better?

Both THC and CBD play important roles in the endocannabinoid system, and researchers believe they both also play a role in medical care. In Florida, medical marijuana containing both substances is available. To take advantage of these potentially life-changing treatments, you’ll need an official state MMUR (Medical Marijuana Use Registry) card.

Florida MMUR Cards

At Hakunah Matata, we understand the incredible benefits that medical marijuana can bring into the lives of patients suffering from debilitating, painful conditions. That’s why we’re happy to help Florida residents who are in need secure their very own, state-approved medical marijuana registry cards! If you believe you could benefit from the life-changing effects of medical marijuana, call us at (239) 789-6561 or contact us online today.