There has been a lot of talk about CBD and THC lately, but why is this, and what is so special? The interest in these substances comes in the wake of CBD becoming a legal product across the USA, and cannabis being legalized in California first, and a number of other states following (although not all have passed legislation legalizing cannabis). Let us explain a little more what cannabis has to do with all this, then we will talk about the benefits of CBD and THC.
What are CBD and THC?
We’ll deal with CBD first: it is short for cannabidiol. This is one of many compounds that can be extracted from the cannabis plant, another being THC. CBD is now a legally available product in many forms including vape oils, tinctures and edibles, as long as it is derived from a strain of cannabis known as industrial hemp, and has only very small traces of THC.
THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive element that – when you smoke marijuana – gives you the ‘high’ that it is famed for. You do not get a high from CBD. As we have said, many states have now made it legal to possess and even grow cannabis plants, in certain restricted amounts, so it is legal to use THC-rich cannabis for both recreational and medicinal purposes. Now that we know the difference, let’s get onto what you can use these products for.
What is CBD used for?
The medicinal properties of marijuana have been talked about for many years, and medical marijuana has been legal in some states of the USA for some time. However, it is CBD that has made the headlines in the last few years and while it has not yet been ratified as a medicinal product across the USA, it is taken by many people as such.
For example, people who suffer ailments that involve chronic pain report that taking CBD helps alleviate the pain. Also, it is used by anxiety sufferers with reported success, is also used by some who suffer from depression, and others who say it helps with sleep patterns and a range of other similar conditions. With a booming market such as this it is important that you ensure you are getting a quality product, which is why we recommend you find a reputable vape shop for CBD vaping as vaping is the preferred method of taking CBD for many people.
What is THC Used For?
Most people who smoke weed – or marijuana as it is also known – do so for the relaxing properties, and the high that comes from the THC content. It is similarly used by persons with similar ailments to those mentioned above, to alleviate pain and make life more comfortable. There are many indications that, in fact, this is the case, and many more people are taking marijuana on a medical prescription.
Once again, we recommend that you find a reputable retailer for your marijuana, and with sellers and growers now being licensed, you are free to ask whatever questions you have, and a reputable seller will be happy to answer. Look for information on quality testing, where the weed was grown, and also ask about different strands, as there are many to choose from that may have different effects and flavours.
The legalization of both cannabis and CBD products means that you – the buyer – have the best choice possible when it comes to choosing your particular items, so have a look around, and see how you can enjoy your weed legally.