CBD Flowers vs. THC Flowers
let's start with the basics. CBD is short for cannabidiol, and THC is short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. They are both cannabinoids, but they interact with the body in different ways.
Cannabis flowers are more than just the buds you smoke, they're an entire living plant with a variety of different chemical compounds. CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are two of the main cannabinoids known globally that are found in cannabis plants.
CBD flowers can be used for various different reasons. It has an effect on the body by interacting with specific receptors on cells throughout our bodies. Producing many different effects that help with anxiety disorders, like PTSD as well as mental health issues, like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps with pain relief and skin care. The effects of CBD are extremely vast, and we are discovering new ways CBD can help within our lives daily.
THC Flower is a psychoactive compound that produces a euphoric feeling when ingested or smoked as well as feelings of relaxation, altered perception, increased appetite and reduced pain, in short THC is what gives smokers the psychoactive effects. THC affects your brain by binding to receptors, these receptors can be found all throughout the whole of your brain, these are called CB1 receptors.
This cannabinoid doesn't actually cause any physical changes in your body. Instead, it acts as a stimulant that increases dopamine levels and makes you feel happy, giggly, chatty or even making you completely relaxed all over, as some may say, like a couched potato.
CBD and THC affect different receptors in the brain, even though both compounds share similarities, there are some key differences between them, the main one being THC is Psychoactive (Produces a High) CBD is Non-psychoactive (does not produce a high).
There are many differences between THC & CBD . Chemical structure is one of the most obvious difference between the two cannabinoids. First off THC has a propyl side chain while CBD has a pentyl group. And it is exactly this difference in chemical structure, that is responsible for THC’s psychoactive effects.
However, the two cannabinoids share some similarities. CBD & THC are both derived from the cannabis plant, they are both considered phytocannabinoids. Theres probably a lot of you reading this and thinking what are phytocannabinoids ? Phytocannabinoids are chemical compounds with lipophilic rotaries produced within the trichomes of the flower. The role of this chemical compound is to reduce inflammation, pain and even help fight nausea.
They both interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. However, that’s where the similarities between the two cannabinoids end. CBD & THC differ in both their chemical structure & their effects on the human body.