Governments around the world are loosening the leash around CBD products. With all the new eyes on CBD, many people make the mistake of thinking it’s THC. And while both interact with the Endocannabinoid System (the ECS), they both produce very different, positive effects. We could get into the legalities of each substance, or their chemical compounds but their most important difference is their effects on the ECS. EFFECTS OF CBD VS THC While both compounds can help with many of the same problems, such as Pain Nausea Migraines CBD does not cause the same “high” feeling that THC causes. After 2018, more companies started implementing CBD into its medicines, to treat many incurable or hard to treat symptoms such as: Seizures Psychosis Disorders in Children Muscle Spasms Slow or deficient muscle recovery High Blood Pressure Auto-Immune Diseases And the list expands each year with new studies and applications of CBD. Depending on what enclave of scientists you ask, CBD has already overtaken THC in ways of helping people reduce harmful symptoms and promoting higher general health. SIDE EFFECTS: THC AND CBD The primary side effect of THC is the pleasant floating feeling, but this doesn’t come without (well known) drawbacks, including; Slow Reaction Times Dry Mouth Increased Appetite (This could also be a positive, depending on your problem) Red Eye And other non serious symptoms. That being said, regular and heavy THC use in minors can cause negative long term psychiatric effects. Side Effects for CBD mainly include gastrointestinal issues, such as: Vomiting Dizziness Diarrhea But such side effects are more rare, as most bodies tend to tolerate CBD rather well. CBD VS THC LEGALITIES The Farm Bill passed in 2018 (partially) opened the floodgates for many CBD providers. With it came the legalization of hemp and cbd products containing such. Although the sale of it is still very much decided by individual states, more countries all over the world are looking to CBD as a promising treatment and allowing sales. The same can be said for THC and cannabis products but recreational use is still banned in many places, even if the medical applications are becoming more common. Know your state/country’s law on selling and consuming CBD and look for it to become increasingly legalized around the world as it’s benefits and uses become more widespread AT THE END OF THE DAY Both are medically beneficial and have similar effects, but are legally very different in it’s sale and applications, so know your law beforehand. Consult a doctor about any problems you may be having, and ask about CBD/THC and how it may benefit you.