Both CBD and THC are cannabinoids, along with CBN, THCA, and 90+ others. Each cannabinoid serves a purpose in our endocannabinoid system. Each cannabinoid has a different function.
THC is the cannabinoid that gives the patient a "buzz" or a head high as it is psychoactive. THC is used to treat nausea, act an appetite stimulant, reduce blood pressure, calm asthma, and treat glaucoma.
Believe it or not, Cannabis is NOT psychoactive until heat has been applied either through combustion or heating (baking, coil from vaporizer, etc).
CBD is a cannabinoid that is NOT psychoactive, however it does calm the mind and body. CBD should be used when you experience negative effects from THC.Are you feeling jittery? having racing thoughts? a fast beating heart? CBD will quell these negative effects in a pinch.
CBD to THC – The Percentage or Ratio
It is important to consider the ratio of CBD to THC as they
influence the effect on your body.
Marijuana flower will list the ratio of THC to CBD by percentage.
Almost all marijuana flower (bud) is very high in THC, the psychoactive component.
If you are seeking a non-psychoactive flower, ask for a high CBD strain.
Products other than marijuana bud most often list the ratio of CBD to THC and will be in milligrams. *If shown in a ration CBD comes first, followed by THC.
For example, a 1:1 ratio is most often psychoactive, and an 18:1 ratio would not be psychoactive at all.
Always read the instructions on packaged products and know what you are purchasing.
Although products may be labeled, it may be inaccurate depending on the product manufacturer.