Marijuana is more popular today thanks to strong marketing and thawing of legal status and a softening of societal prejudices; however, one compound, in particular, has sold marijuana to an even wider market, and that is CBD. In terms of molecular structure, cannabidiol and THC are very similar, though subtle differences in the way the atoms have arranged an account for the huge changes in effect. Let’s see what makes these two compounds different, so you can pick the one that’s best suited for you.

CBD edibles are a great way to get the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without getting high or stoned

The biggest challenge with THC is that it gets you high, meaning you won’t be able to use it at work, or when operating machinery. You can’t even use it and drive safely, because of the dozen or more sensations that go through the body and the way the mind steps into a euphoric state, characterized by desire and fantasy. This means that even though THC may contain many therapeutic effects, it still presents a challenge by altering brain function significantly.

CBD edibles are easy to make & dose

It takes just minutes to make CBD edibles and the different extracts you will find can be added onto cakes, drinks, home-cooked meals, and just about any other food. Recipes are available online for CBD edibles and drinks, and with more people trying them out, you won’t run out of ways to consume CBD.

CBD has virtually no side effects, unlike THC

Each time you light up a joint or use a vaping device, the lungs get irritated by thinning agents and smoke (when its present); and there haven’t been enough studies done on long-term use to see how these tiny amounts of irritant material damages the body. CBD edibles provide a way to take the compound without putting any part of your body at risk.

CBD edibles provide long-lasting relief

 When used regularly, CBD can treat a variety of conditions including sleeping disorders, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, low appetite, and nausea. Conditions that are life-long (such as chronic pain) are also easier to manage with CBD, due to its long\- lasting effects.

CBD balances the psychoactive effects of THC

IF getting too high or drunk is a genuine concern for you, then using CBD will counteract the effects of psychoactive and stimulants. So in that case, if you find yourself high on THC or other psychoactive, a few drops of CBD oil added to a drink will help to get you sobered up quickly. Smokers can use it too as a way to stay grounded and minimize the anxiety that leads to chain-smoking. 

CBD edibles are a helpful general remedy

If you ever wanted a general-purpose herbal extract that won’t cause any dependency or other downsides, then CBD is perfect. You can get rid of dozens of unpleasant physical conditions and actually modify your mental state by eliminating paranoia, fear, and other effects of anxiety that lead to obsessive, unhealthy behavior.

CBD is highly effective, it doesn’t have effects that are as immediately noticeable like THC edibles

CBD doesn’t hit you the same way that THC does, so you can use it in public without any risk to social interaction or your own ability to handle yourself. It also works longer and has the potential to genuinely improve your health without a strict focus on euphoria or a specific sensation.

CBD edibles don’t present any problems as compared to THC, and cannabidiol generates a series of therapeutic effects that make it perfect for use at home and outside.

Published by Andy Margison