This article is originallty published on projectcbd.org. You can find it here: https://www.projectcbd.org/science/cannabis-pharmacology/how-cbd-works
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, has generated significant interest among scientists and physicians in recent years—but how CBD exerts its therapeutic impact on a molecular level is still being sorted out. Cannabidiol is a pleiotropic drug in that it produces many effects through multiple molecular pathways. The scientific literature has identified more than 65 molecular targets of CBD.
Originally posted on Leafscience.com: https://www.leafscience.com/2017/11/22/thc-cbd-difference/
THC and CBD are different compounds that are found in marijuana.
Marijuana contains over 113 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. These compounds interact with our bodies via the endocannabinoid system.
The two most well-known cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). For decades, researchers have known that THC is responsible for the famous cannabis high. But until recently, very little was known about the effects of CBD. We now know that CBD can serve to balance the effects of THC, and provides a range of symptom relief and medical potential.
Here, we explore the major differences between THC and CBD.