Your health is more important than a temporary “high” that may cause you more health issues. Despite their similar chemical structures, Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the psychoactive effects is what mainly differentiates the two. In fact, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound. That means it doesn’t produce the “high” associated with THC.
How CBD Interferes With THC
THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. It produces a high or sense of euphoria. CBD binds very weakly, if at all, to CB1 receptors. In fact, it can interfere with the binding of THC and dampen the psychoactive effects. Although CBD and THC may have some of the same medical benefits and provide relief for several of the same conditions most people would prefer to use CBD because of the down side effects of THC.
CBD is well tolerated, even in large doses because it contains 0 to 0.3 percent of THC. When looking for a safe and healthier treatment CBD is highly recommended because of its medical benefits.
CBD is useful in helping with:
THC is responsible for providing a “high” and relaxation for a short period of time but because of its psychoactive effects, when looking for healthier result THC should not be your go to drug. The average marijuana strain contains about 12 percent which causes short term effects, such as:
CBD for Children Health
There is also evidence that CBD can help children who suffer from epilepsy, which is why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new prescription, Epidolex (a formulation of CBD, meant to treat severe epilepsy). Due to the psychotropic effect of THC it has not been approved by FDA because it could harmful. That is a proven fact that you should choose your health over high.