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CBD and THC are both cannabinoids that are produced in the resin of the female cannabis plant. Cannabis plants contain both male and female species, and the female plants produce a sticky resin in order to attract the pollen of the male plants. As the season goes on and no pollination has occurred, the resin becomes thicker and more cannabinoid rich. This is why it’s so important to keep the male plants away from the female plants during the flowering stage of the cannabis plant.
So what’s the difference between the two cannabinoids? The major difference is how these cannabinoids bind with receptors in our brain. CBD does not attach to receptors in the brain, and therefore does not cause psychoactive side effects. THC on the other hand does bind with receptors in the brain, and that’s what causes the euphoric high that many people associate with marijuana use.
Interestingly, CBD has been found to remove THC from the receptors in our brain that allow it to have psychoactive effects, which means that CBD can be used as a safe rescue medication for anyone who has taken too much THC. To learn more about the differences in CBD and THC, watch our latest video from Cornbread Hemp co-founder Jim Higdon on our USDA organic hemp farm in central Kentucky.