If you’re a newcomer to the cannabis world, you may have questions about why you buy some products anywhere from retail stores to gas stations, while others require a trip to your local supply center. An answer to this can be found by looking at the two main ingredients found in every hemp plant: CBD and THC.
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CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound found in the cannabis plant that does not produce psychoactive side effects. Although you will not feel the same sense of exhilaration, there are many benefits associated with CBD. Studies have shown many positives including reducing pain, reducing anxiety, and helping with insomnia to name a few. Additionally, CBD resists the effects of THC, allowing a balance between the two, and has been deemed safe for animals.
Unlike its counterpart, CBD is federally approved allowing any company to sell products that contain it. You will notice that some CBD products are full spectrum and contain a small amount of THC. How small? According to the law, 0.3% or less is sold without a prescription. Don’t worry, this minimal amount is minimal and will not show up on a drug test or have any kind of “high” effect.
The fun cousin to CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC is the compound that creates the euphoric effect that many cannabis associates with. There are many similarities between the two ingredients, but the main benefit of choosing a THC product is an increase in pain relief, anesthetic properties and appetite stimulation. Although many choose to use cannabis for recreational purposes, there are numerous studies demonstrating the medical benefits of incorporating THC into a daily regimen.
Unlike CBD, THC is not considered federally legal at this time although many states have implemented programs that allow medical or recreational use or both. To purchase products that contain THC in these states, including Michigan, you must be 21 years old or a medical card holder, and visit a state-licensed provisioning center.
Which is right for you?
Which one you should use is entirely up to you, and it varies from person to person. Many people have jobs that prevent them from using THC products, and some just don’t care about the effects it produces. The important thing is to ask your local vendor any questions you may have. By understanding the dosage you should use and the type of product that best suits your needs, you can find the right product for you! Remember that hemp is not “one size fits all”. Ask the BudTender expert at Sunset Coast Provisions in Casopolis, and you’ll receive seasoned guidance and more information on which products may be right for you!
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