Understanding THC and CBD

Medical marijuana contains THC and may contain CBD. Both THC and CBD interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differ in their effects.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabidiol (CBD)
Psychoactive (produces a “High”) NOT Psychoactive
Sedating/Relaxing Sedating in High Doses
Reduces Pain Reduces Pain
Relaxes Muscle Spasms Relaxes Muscle Spasms
Stops Nausea/Vomiting Stops Nausea/Vomiting
Stimulates Appetite Neuro-protectant
Induces Sleep Decreases Spasticity
Reduces Anxiety/Depression Reduces Anxiety/Depression
Decreases Intraocular Pressure Alerting in Low Doses
Anti-Oxidant Anti-Oxidant
Anti-Inflammatory Potent Anti-Inflammatory
Anti-Tumor Effects Anti-Tumor Effects

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