Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces a euphoric, or “high” sensation after it’s used. THC is usually consumed by smoking, vaping, or eating cannabis. THC is available in many different products such as: oils, concentrates, tinctures, capsules, food/drinks, and many more. This compound, found in the cannabis plant, stimulates cells in the brain to release dopamine. In other words, THC to the euphoric or “high” feeling you will get when consumed. A product or flower with a higher THC content, will give stronger euphoric “high” feelings that can be too intense for some people. Products with high THC percentages are used to treat a multitude of medical conditions. Especially medical conditions associated with symptoms that include pain, seizures, insomnia, anxiety, muscle spasticity, or severe nausea.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the other most well known chemical compound found in cannabis. But unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive in the same way as THC. Therefore, CBD does not give you the euphoric “high” feeling you would get from THC. But it does help you feel a calm, relaxed and has many medical uses. Some people prefer using CBD because it doesn’t give the same intoxicating effects as THC. CBD is used for medicinally to treat seizures from epilepsy, neurological-related disorders, migraines, inflammation, anxiety, and sleep problems.