CBD and THC are two of the most prominent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. While they come from the same plant, they are very different. CBD is often derived from hemp to avoid adding large amounts of THC, which is derived from marijuana. Hemp has a higher concentration of CBD, while marijuana contains much more THC.
THC is defined by the effects that cannabis makes you feel, while CBD will not intoxicate you or place you in a state of euphoria. Currently, 37 more states DC, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands have medical marijuana programs with CBD and THC products; 18 states have legal laws for adult use.
CBD can offer relief for several conditions, such as skin and cosmetic disorders, such as eczema (an inflammatory skin condition) and psoriasis (an autoimmune skin condition). Research suggests that any side effects that occur with CBD consumption are likely the result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and other medications you are taking. CBD and THC have the same chemical formula: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms. CBD needs THC to bind to the CB1 receptor and, in turn, can help reduce some of the unwanted psychoactive effects of THC, such as euphoria or sedation.
One of the first CBD success stories involved a young woman with Dravet syndrome named Charlotte Figi, who at age five was given an ingestible oil derived from Charlotte's Web, a high-CBD cannabis strain developed specifically to provide her with all the benefits of the plant without the high. CBD products are often mislabeled, and some products contain small amounts of THC despite claims that they do not contain THC. While you won't feel the effects of CBD for more than a few hours, it can show up on a drug test more than two weeks after using it. It is this slight difference that causes delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta9-THC) to have different psychoactive properties than CBD.