Medical Cannabis Near Me | THC and CBD: Know the Difference

While CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) have many of the same medical benefits in providing relief from similar medical conditions, there are clear differences between the two. Here we’ll take a look at these two compounds and explain why it’s important to make distinctions.


Some of the more common conditions CBD can be used for are seizures, pain and inflammation, psychosis, and depression. THC is commonly used to help with low appetite, muscle spasticity, and even glaucoma. Both compounds are often touted as natural solutions to help with pain relief.

Side Effects

While side effects vary, THC can cause temporary increases in heart rate, coordination problems, dry mouth, red eyes, slower reaction times, and memory loss. These effects are caused by the compound’s psychoactive properties. On the other hand, CBD is more tolerable, even in large amounts. Research shows that if you do experience side effects from CBD, it is likely a result of multiple medications taken together.


In recent years, states have been hammering out cannabis legislation, with many passing medical marijuana laws. CBD products are legal in the United States due to a bill that declassified hemp and hemp products as a Schedule 1 drug. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits companies from marketing CBD products as having therapeutic benefits – except those products the agency has reviewed and approved.

The research continues on both THC and CBD, and legislation continues to change. Review the laws in your state and consult with your doctor before making any decisions on whether CBD or medical marijuana is right for you. For the latest information, call Emerald Health Advocates and schedule an appointment today.

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