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There’s a lot of misinformation about CBD and THC out there. Because of this, we decided to provide a definitive guide. Which strains are the highest in each compound? What do CBD and THC actually do? What aspects of your high do they affect? Read on and find out.

 Key Differences Between CBD and THC

Key Differences Between CBD and THC

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two active ingredients in cannabis. They both belong to a unique class of compounds known as cannabinoids—here are the essential differences.

  • The High

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    THC is the psychoactive ingredient, while CBD is not. Research has shown CBD to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties without the traditional THC high feeling.

  • Antipsychotic Properties

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    CBD has antipsychotic properties. It's believed that it may protect users from getting too high by reducing the psychotic effects of THC. CBD is also being tested as a treatment for schizophrenia.

  • Anxiety

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    THC can cause anxiousness or paranoia. CBD is believed to have the opposite effect. Studies show that CBD works to counteract anxiety caused by ingesting THC, while also reducing anxiety on its own.

  • Effects on Sleep

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    THC is responsible for most of cannabis' sleep-inducing effects. However, CBD acts to promote wakefulness. The opposite effects may explain why some strains cause drowsiness while others boost energy.

  • Strains High in CBD

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Some strains high in CBD are: Charlotte's Web, Harlequin, Sour Tsunami and Cannatonic. Strains vary from grower to grower and even plant to plant, so remember that the actual CBD levels may vary.

  • Strains High in THC

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Tutankhamun (King Tut), Satori, Blue Monster, Pineapple Chunk, OG Kush and Y Griega are a few strains that are immensely high in THC content. Remember to check with your dispensary.

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