What is the difference between CBD and THC?

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

You’ve probably read that the main active properties of the cannabis plant are THC and CBD — but what are they exactly?

CBD and THC are known as “cannabinoids”. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that trigger cannabinoid (and other) receptors. There are over 100 cannabinoids identified in the Marijuana plant, and the molecules, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been studied and researched the most extensively.

What is THC?                       

Tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC for short is the cannabis chemical that's responsible for giving users the psychoactive effects we commonly refer to as getting "high" or "stoned".

The effects of THC include:

  • Relaxation
  • Altered senses of sight, smell and hearing
  • Reduced aggression
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger

What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike THC, it is not psychoactive.


Because of its ability to induce mind-altering effects on the user, THC has been classified as an illegal substance in most countries around the world, including the UK. There is still a lot of grey area of the law around CBD, however it is much safer to use from a legal perspective.

In conclusion

CBD and THC share many similarities, but they also have distinct differences. If you have any questions about THC vs CBD, please feel free to ask in store or give us a call we are more than happy to help.

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It is for this reason we advise all customers to research CBD and always consult your health advisers and medical practitioners before taking any of these products.

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