Cannabis Light guidelines: what’s the difference between CBD and THC?
Those among you who are versed in the world of Cannabis Light will definitely know that, as the definition suggests, Cannabis Light contains high levels of CBD (cannabinoid) and low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). So, what is the difference between these two cannabinoids?
Here is what it has been discovered so far.
As we said in a previous article, both CBD and THC are part of the cannabinoid family, organic chemicals that have the ability to communicate and interact with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system in the human body.
CBD and THC – also known as Phytocannabinoids – are defined as natural cannabinoids (both present in Cannabis Light and Marijuana) and they differentiate themselves from the endocannabinoids, which are produced inside our body.
Instead, synthetic cannabinoids are produced in a lab for therapeutic and research purposes.
THC and CBD interact in many ways with different receptors present in our body which produce consequently various results.
Binding to cannabinoid receptor, THC stimulates:
- Pain relief
While CBD activates the receptors for:
- Pain perception and inflammation
- Reducing the psychoactive effects of THC
So, even though THC and CBD show chemical similarities, they instead present key differences.
THC can have psychoactive effects, it is used for therapeutic and recreational purposes, it creates euphoria and it plays an important role in, for example, calming spasms.
CBD, which is present in a higher concentration in cannabis light, it’s not psychoactive, it reduces anxiety, it promotes sleep, it’s used for medical purposes and it has a sedative effect relaxing the body.
Both THC and CBD, separately, have beneficial consequences on our bodies.
Proportions are what matters. These two natural cannabinoids can combine in different ratios and it is important to keep in mind that:
- High levels of THC and low levels of CBD create what we can define as “doped”, with collateral damage that varies from psychoactive reactions to a magnification of emotions and euphoria (1:0 or 2:1 proportion);
- Same levels of THC and CBD seem to give the best results in the medical field, with limited collateral effects (1:1 proportion);
- Low levels of THC and high levels of CBD are associated with relaxing and antipsychotic effects with none of the “doped” effects we talked about earlier (1:2 proportion).
In this last category, includes Cannabis Light from whose plant we can obtain various products such as oils, capsules, food and various cosmetics with a high quantity of CBD.
With an ever-expanding catalogue of products, how can you know where to start? Here below are some guidelines that can steer you in the right direction.
- Find your proportion. Government laws regulate the maximum levels of THC, but the difference between the two products is in the concentration of CBD and the flavour of the hemp inflorescence. Choose the combination that better suits your taste and habits. It is advisable to begin small, especially if you are just starting out, check how it affects you and adjusts it to your needs.
- Choose carefully your supplier. Request the third-party lab results, read the labels, verify that the production processes are carried out in the safest way without any toxic materials used and check with the experts.
CBWEED CANNOT REPLACE A DOCTOR AND IT DOES NOT ADVISE TO CHANGE YOUR TREATMENTS WITH ONES BASED ON THERAPEUTIC CANNABIS OR CANNABIS LIGHT. WE SUGGEST GETTING WELL INFORMED AND TO SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR.