THC & CBD - WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
THC & CBD, Indica and Sativa - They are like sisters, both beautiful, both women, both with their own distinct character.
"In this article we explain the basic differences between THC and CBD and how they work together. We also put together a comprehensive list of the most popular THC and CBD strains in America today (2017)."
THC and CBD are two of the most abundant medicinal and recreational ingredients in marijuana. Both cannabis components are highly medicinal, but only THC gets you high, while CBD does not.
THC or d9-tetrahydrocannabinol generally refers to the main psychoactive (stoning) ingredient of marijuana. THC effects vary greatly depending on the strain. THC and other components of cannabis, the terpenes and other cannabinoids (CBD, others) interact in synergy to produce their medicinal and recreational effects.
THC alone or synthetic forms are not nearly as effective as natural herb. In the plant, THC exists as organic acid, which is not psychoactive until it is heated (in a joint, vape), where carbon dioxide is released and psychoactive THC is formed.
THC works with cellular receptors of most body cells and especially nerve cells that modulate brain and nervous function. THC mimics the body's own receptor chemicals - called endocannabinoids - that are short supply in disease states. THC has been shown to induce sleep, reduce pain, inspire creativity, induce hunger. Overdose is not physically harmful, but panic attacks, dizziness and paranoia are common side effects, especially from smoking mono-THC marijuana which contains no CBD or other balancing components.
"Delta 9-THC, commonly called THC, is a psychoactive cannabinoid. It's what gets you stoned. In BC bud, there are only five compounds found in any great quantity. There's tetrahydrocannabinol acid or THCA abbreviated. Then there's Delta 9-THC (THC), there's cannabinol (CBN), then cannabidiolic acid, and then there's cannabidiol (CBD). This is the way they have been bred (in the US as well) and environmentally manipulated by breeders mainly with the goal to push up the THC level. Now, when I look at a BC sample (of bud), the compound that you see in the most abundance is THCA, because when you heat THCA it converts directly one-to-one to Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound that gets you stoned."
CBD or Cannabidiol is usually the second most abundant component of marijuana. Some strains have been bred to contain more CBD than THC. CBD might be more medicinal than THC, however, it is very different in that it has no psychoactive properties.
Similar to THC, CBD exists as an acid and converts to a more bioactive form upon heating (vape, joint, baking). Like THC, its toxicity is negligible. In opposition to all scientific and medical evidence, the Federal government listed as a Schedule 1 drug, in the same category as heroin.
"I've seen magic strains from time to time. A fellow brought me a strain with two names, called Salmon Creek and Big Bud. It was 21% cannabidiol (CBD). Now, getting 21% THC is fair enough, but this was 21% CBD, and 8% THC. That could be a very useful strain medicinally because CBD is important. It's things like that that blow me away, rather than the strain that I'm focused on for medicinal value." - Dr. Paul Hornby
CBD is now recommended by doctors worldwide to assist in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions; cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurological disorders, Crohn's, epilepsy, pain, anxiety, nausea, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, diabetes, PTSD, alcoholism, strokes and among others.
The CBD molecule differs slightly from THC, but its slight differences affect our body's cannabinoid receptors quite differently. In diseased conditions, receptors are not functioning properly, and over respond or under respond. In this way, CBD and the other cannabinoids dial up and down different body controls. Pain up, anxiety down, or simply normalize function.
"I've seen the more wild, natural type of strain to have a more balanced cannabinoid ratio. With lots of British Columbia?s bud, the THC is through the roof and all the other cannabinoids have more or less been suppressed. The true medicine, I believe, has more cannabinoids in it than just THC. THC does one job, and the other cannabinoids are important for modulating the effect of the Delta 9 (THC)." - Dr. Paul Hornby
Most Popular Strains - Leafly
1 Blue Dream
2 Sour Diesel
3 Girl Scout Cookies
4 Green Crack
5 OG Kush
6 Granddaddy Purple
7 Trending Strains - Leafly
Tropic Thunder List
1 Lime Skunk
3 LA Confidential
5 Tangerine Dream
7 Ganja Wemo
Strains - Google Algorithm First Appearing
1 Pineapple Skunk ·
2 Burmese Kush
4 Skunk #1
5 Jack Herer
6 Killer Tahoe OG
Strains - Reddit First Appearing
1 Presidential OG
2 Spooky Dream
3 Black Destroyer
4 Purple Space Cookies
5 Lemon Thai Kush
6 Dark Star
7 Peaches and Cream
HIGHTIMES - Strains
1 Black Lavender
3 Mendo Breath?
4 392 OG
5 Colorado Bubba
6 Goji OG
9 Gorilla Glue #4
Leafscience - Strains
1 Girl Scout Cookies
2 Green Crack
3 Bruce Banner
4 Sour Diesel
5 Durban Poison
6 Kosher Kush
7 Blackberry X Blueberry
8 Tangerine Power
9 Banana Kush
10 Blue Dream
1 OG Kush
2 Jock Horror
3 Purple Kush
5 Durban Poison
6 Wonder Woman
7 Neville’s Hazeis
8 Jack Herer
10 Khalifa Kush
"I'll tell you that for an epileptic, you want a lot of CBD there. A higher CBD to Delta 9 ratio is better for epileptics as a general rule. So, if I find a strain with a high CBD level to a Delta 9 ratio, then I?ll put that into my epileptic group as a potential for epileptic treatment." - Dr. Paul Hornby
420EVALUATIONSONLINE LIST OF CBD STRAINS 2017
STEPHEN HAWKING OG / KUSH - CBD: 20%
CBD:THC: 5:1 indica dominant hybrid (70% indica/30% sativa)
AC/DC CBD: 20%
CBD:THC: 20:2 Sativa-dominant, 50% Sativa : 50% Indica
VC/DC CBD: 13%
CBD:THC: 1:1 Indica-dominant hybrid
CANNATONIC CBD: 20% +
CBD:THC: 3:1 (from 5:1 to 1:1)Genetics: MK Ultra x G13 Haze
SUPER SOUR WIDOW CBD: 11%
CBD:THC: 1:1.5 Hybrid - 50% Sativa : 50% Indica
HARIE - TSU CBD: 24%
CBD:THC: 20:1 Hybrid - 50% Sativa /50% Indica
CANNA-TSU CBD: 8%
CBD:THC: 1:1 Genetics: Cannatonic x Sour Tsunami CBD hybrid
SOUR TSUNAMI CBD: 10-12%
CBD:THC: 1:1 Class: Sativa-dominant hybrid
PENNY WISE CBD: 12%
CBD:THC: 1:1 Class: Indica : Sativa : 70:30
THE REMEDY CBD: 16%
CBD:THC: 15:1 Indica dominant hybrid (75% Indica/25% Sativa)
MEDICATED OG CBD: 16%
CBD:THC: 4:1 Hybrid 50% Indica: 50% Sativa
DARK STAR CBD: 3%?
CBD:THC: ?% very highly rated....
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