THC, also known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is a leading cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. But what is CBD vs THC and what form of cannabis has the highest THC oil content?
**This content is for 21+ only** It is meant for educational purposes and is not medical advice.
THC IS THE COMPOUND THAT MAKES YOU HIGH
Tetrahydrocannabinol is undoubtedly the best-understood of cannabis’ active compounds, also called cannabinoids. This is because it’s the most prevalent compound with psychoactive effects, i.e. it produces a “high” feeling.
The second best-reserached compound is CBD, or cannabidiol. When it comes to CBD vs THC, it’s crucial to understand that cannabidiol does not produce psychoactive effects. Both, however, share a variety of medicinal uses potentially including (but not limited to):
– Pain relief
– Sleep aid
– Balancing the endocannabinoid system
WHY DOES THC PRODUCE EFFECTS?
THC and CBD’s potency are due to the existence of an important biological system known as the endocannabinoid system. This is a network of proteins, receptor, and enzymes that are responsible for biological processes such as:
– Pain sensation
Notice how “endocannabinoid” sounds a lot like cannabis? That’s because the human body naturally creates its own cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. THC and CBD are both cannabinoids produced by cannabis and hemp.
HOW MUCH THC IS IN HEMP?
Tetrahydrocannabinol content is what separates cannabis (legal for adult use in some states) and hemp (legal in all 50 states). In short, hemp can only contain up to 0.3% THC in order to be legal. Cannabis can contain much more than that–usually between 10 and 20% THC. Concentrates can have in the 90% range of THC, which is a lot.