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  • Writer's pictureAlexander Kavouras

Cannabinoids Explained: THC vs. CBD

Cannabinoids are the primary active compounds in cannabis, and among them, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are the most well-known.


THC is famous for its psychoactive properties, which can induce euphoria and relaxation, but it also offers significant medical benefits, including pain relief, appetite stimulation, and nausea reduction. These properties make it a valuable treatment for a variety of conditions, such as chronic pain, cancer-related symptoms, and glaucoma.

 

CBD, on the other hand, does not produce a high and has anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, and anti-anxiety effects. It has shown promise in treating epilepsy, anxiety disorders, and inflammatory conditions like arthritis. CBD's ability to counteract some of the psychoactive effects of THC is also beneficial, offering a balanced approach when used in combination.


The interplay between THC and CBD in medical treatments is a critical area of study, as different ratios can offer varied therapeutic effects suitable for specific medical needs.

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