When talking about cannabis, one of the things that almost immediately comes in mind is ‘weed,’ the informal term used to refer to dried cannabis buds. As you may know, smoking this bud is done by many for recreational and medical purposes.
However, there are some individuals who hesitate giving cannabis-products, even cannabidiol (CBD) oil, a try because of the misconception that all cannabis-based products will get them high.
This mistaken belief prevents people from taking advantage of what the cannabis plant has to offer. But first, what differentiates CBD from weed? Here’s a precise list of their differences:
CBD is a Compound
Whilst ‘weed’ is a dried part of the cannabis plant, cannabidiol is a chemical compound found in different varieties of the plant. Scientists discovered that this herb has more than 100 compounds, also called cannabinoids. Along with cannabidiol, the list includes tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBN). Basically, CBD is extracted from many parts of the plant, including the stalks, stems, leaves and buds.
It can come in powder or oil form. Because it can be isolated as such, cannabidiol is easy to use as an ingredient in various items. You can get CBD-infused skin and body care items, capsules and even edibles.
It Has the Most Medicinal Properties
Cannabidiol is the compound that has the most potential when it comes to treating illnesses and their symptoms. Studies show that this chemical works as preventative medicine as it can decrease risks of diabetes, high bad cholesterol, as well as brain trauma and degeneration. In fact, it has also shown promise in reducing cancer risk, whilst also minimizing symptoms such as vomiting, nausea and cachexia.
Other chronic diseases and debilitating symptoms it can help treat include glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and rheumatism. It also aids in treating mood and mental disorders such as stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD.
It is Entirely Non-Psychoactive
Perhaps the most important difference of cannabidiol and ‘weed’ is their psychoactive properties or lack thereof. Because ‘weed’ is made from dried buds, it has every cannabinoid the cannabis plant has, including CBD and the highly psychoactive compound THC. With this, you can expect to get high when you smoke these dried parts.
On the other hand, cannabidiol can be isolated from the herb. This means that when you consume products that are infused with pure CBD isolates, you will not experience any kind of high. Instead, you can get the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant without worrying about psychoactivity.
Whilst CBD and ‘weed’ come from the same source, which is the cannabis plant, they have stark differences. This includes their nature and effects, and most importantly, the psychoactive attribute (and lack thereof). So, you can rest assured that consuming pure cannabidiol will not get you high.
If you want to see the wonders of CBD for yourself, you can purchase THC-free products. Just make sure that your state allows the use of cannabinoids and you will be good to go.
About Wellness BioSciences Rx (WBRx)
Wellness BioSciences (WBRX) is a global innovator in the delivery of science-based wellness consumables in partnership with health care providers directly to their respective patient base. Our products specialize in the development of the highest grade 100% USA-grown hemp oil rich in CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBN, CBC, and terpenes.
Because we have the ability to completely remove the THC from our oil, we are able to ship our products across state lines and to dozens of countries around the world. WBRX was founded by Barry Cocheu and Sean Baker.