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.